March 27, 2013

Lester Gets Opening Day Start

It was probably the worst kept secret in camp. Manager John Farrell announced today that Jon Lester will start on Opening Day next Monday afternoon against CC Sabathia and the New York Yankees. Lester gets his final tune-up before the season begins today against the Marlins.

Clay Buchholz and Ryan Dempster will start the other two games in the Bronx. After that, it's on to Toronto, where Felix Doubront and John Lackey will pitch the first two games against the Blue Jays.

Ryan Lavarnway was optioned to Pawtucket. ... Shane Victorino had an MRI on his sore right wrist. ... Lyle Overbay was released.

And ... drum roll ... Tim McCarver will retire from the baseball booth after this season.


Shawn J Kelley said...

Speaking of Lyle Overbay, did he just get signed by the Yanks? Or are they just kicking the tires?

allan said...

Looks like he signed a minor league deal.

allan said...

Yankees On The Road To Ruin?
"Their stars are either old or injured, or both; their farm system is of little help right now; and, for once, the Yankees aren't willing to spend their way out of trouble, as Hal Steinbrenner demands the club reduce payroll by next season."

allan said...

Manny goes 2-for-6 in his CPBL debut.