Newly-acquired, fantastic star named Baltimore Orioles’ Opening Day starting pitcher

BALTIMORE – The Baltimore Orioles have picked Corbin Burnes as their Opening Day starter, manager Brandon Hyde said on Sunday.

“I’m glad to take the ball on Opening Day,” Burnes remarked. “I will take the ball every time I am called upon. Hopefully, it will be one of more than 30 starts, but it is an honor to start Opening Day.”

The Orioles will open the regular season on Thursday, March 28 against the Los Angeles Angels at 3:05 p.m. at Oriole Park at Camden Yards.

This will be Burnes’ third career Opening Day start, having made the previous two with the Milwaukee Brewers.

“It’s a great honor,” Burnes added. “I went into Hyde’s office, and he told me the news. It’s a wonderful feeling to have the last word. Not many men can say they started Opening Day, so having done it for three years is quite rare.”
The Orioles acquired the 2021 National League Cy Young Award winner and three-time All-Star in a February 2 deal.

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Burnes, who turns 29 in October, finished 10-8 with a 3.39 ERA last season. He had an ERA of less than 3.00 over the previous three seasons, including an 11-5 record with a 2.43 ERA in 2021.

The Orioles won 101 games in 2023, winning the American League East title. They also advanced to the postseason before losing to the Texas Rangers in the American League Division Series.

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