The Yankees’ young pitchers have been one of the most intriguing topics during the team’s spring and summer camps. As we inch closer to Opening Day, we found out that one of the team’s best arms has earned a spot on the 30-man roster.
On Tuesday afternoon, manager Aaron Boone announced that Michael King has made the Opening Day roster. The 25-year-old will be with the big league club as the team opens up its season on Thursday night on the road against the Washington Nationals.
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With Masahiro Tanaka sidelined for the time being, it looks like King will fill his spot on the roster. He is likely to pitch in the team’s third game of the season. Boone announced that the team will go with a “bullpen game” for that contest against the Nats, and stated that King was an option to start.
Boone announced that Michael King has made the team. Deivi Garcia and Clarke Schmidt will report to Scranton camp. Both could still be factors this season, although Schmidt seems further along in development.
King could start 3rd game or it’s a bullpen day. Happ starts 4th Gm.
Based on what we’ve seen during the team’s summer camp period, King seems ready to take on the challenge. Having made his big league debut last season, King will have another opportunity to prove that he belongs in the Bronx.
Unlike King, Clarke Schmidt and Deivi Garcia did not make the initial Opening Day roster. Boone believes both guys can make an impact for the big league club this season.