Which pitchers will start Opening Day of the 2023 MLB season?

Opening Day of the 2023 MLB season is on March 30, which is not too far away. With the start of the season inching closer, every Major League team officially confirmed starters for Opening Day on March 24. So, which hurlers will get the nod to start the 2023 season? Let’s take a look.

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American League

Let’s start off with the starters who have officially been named Opening Day starters in the American League.

TeamOpening Day Starter
Baltimore OriolesKyle Gibson
Boston Red SoxCorey Kluber
Chicago White SoxDylan Cease
Cleveland GuardiansShane Bieber
Detroit TigersEduardo Rodriguez
Houston AstrosFramber Valdez
Kansas City RoyalsZack Greinke
Los Angeles AngelsShohei Ohtani
Minnesota TwinsPablo Lopez
New York YankeesGerrit Cole
Oakland AthleticsKyle Muller
Seattle MarinersLuis Castillo
Tampa Bay RaysShane McClanahan
Texas RangersJacob deGrom
Toronto Blue JaysAlek Manoah

Unsurprisingly, the likes of Shane Bieber, Gerrit Cole, and Shohei Ohtani will take the ball on March 30. Boston, however, is not slated to have LHP Chris Sale take the hill. Instead, the Sox will go with newcomer Corey Kluber.

National League

Now, let’s take a look at the National League Opening Day starters:

TeamOpening Day Starter
Arizona DiamondbacksZac Gallen
Atlanta BravesMax Fried
Chicago CubsMarcus Stroman
Cincinnati RedsHunter Greene
Colorado RockiesGerman Marquez
Los Angeles DodgersJulio Urias
Miami MarlinsSandy Alcantara
Milwaukee BrewersCorbin Burnes
New York MetsMax Scherzer
Philadelphia PhilliesAaron Nola
Pittsburgh PiratesMitch Keller
San Diego PadresBlake Snell
San Francisco GiantsLogan Webb
St. Louis CardinalsMiles Mikolas
Washington NationalsPatrick Corbin

Hard-throwing Hunter Greene will get the nod for the Reds, while Max Scherzer will be the man for the New York Mets. Reigning AL Cy Young award winner Justin Verlander, who signed with the Mets this past winter, is scheduled to follow Scherzer in the rotation.

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