Alex Cobb has been named the Opening Day starter for the Baltimore Orioles, supervisor Brandon Hyde mentioned Wednesday.
Cobb was 5-15 with a four.90 ERA in 28 begins for the major-league-worst Orioles in 2018.
The correct-hander signed with Baltimore final season after spending six seasons with the Tampa Bay Rays. He acquired off to a nasty begin, with a 6.54 ERA on the All-Star break, however discovered his kind within the second half of the season.
“We really feel like he is earned it,” Hyde mentioned. “His monitor report speaks for itself, and we’re simply enthusiastic about naming him Opening Day starter.”
Cobb will face the New York Yankees and Masahiro Tanaka when the groups open the season on March 28 within the Bronx.