Jose Berrios to Start for the Minnesota Twins on Opening Day

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5 Mar 2019 | Deportes

Jose Berrios is ready to take the mound, and his place in the history books…

The 24-year-old Puerto Rican professional baseball player will be the Minnesota Twins‘ Opening Day starter, the first such assignment for the right-handed pitcher.

Jose Berrios

Twins manager Rocco Baldelli announced the decision to reporters on Monday, a natural honor for the team’s only All-Star last season. 

Berrios posted a career-best 3.84 ERA last year, his third in the major leagues, with 202 strikeouts in 192 1/3 innings.

When the Twins host the Cleveland Indiansto start the season on March 28, Berrios will be the youngest Opening Day starter for the team since 24-year-old Brad Radkein 1997. Jake Odorizzi started on Opening Day in 2018, with Ervin Santana taking the honor in 2016 and 2017.


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