On Saturday morning, the new skipper announced that Luis Severino will start the season opener. The 24-year-old will take the mound on March 29 against the Blue Jays at the Rogers Centre in Toronto.
Severino is well-deserving of the Opening Day nod. After struggling during the 2016 season, the right-hander had a bounce-back season, posting a 14-6 record with a 2.98 ERA. Sevy was selected to his first All-Star game and finished third in the American League CY Young Award voting in 2017.
Following Severino, the Yankees’ rotation is scheduled to look like this:
March 30- Masahiro Tanaka
March 31- CC Sabathia
April 1- Sonny Gray
April 2- Jordan Montgomery
To finish the Blue Jays’ series, the Yanks will turn to their three veteran arms in the rotation. Youngster Jordan Montgomery is scheduled to pitch the team’s home opener against the Tampa Bay Rays.
As Spring Training comes to a close, expect more announcements regarding the 25-man roster in the near future. Continue to follow the Bronx Pinstripes team for all the latest news and updates surrounding the New York Yankees.