Monday, March 24, 2008

Marlins Reveal Opening Day Starter

After weeks of debate, Marlins manager Fredi Gonzalez announced that newly-acquired veteran pitcher Mark Hendrickson would get the nod to start on opening day, Monday, March 31st against the New York Mets. This comes as no surprise, at this point, considering the fantastic spring he has had and also the injuries that have plagued the rest of the Marlins pitching staff.

If someone were to ask who the likely opening day starter for the Marlins was back in February, the answer would have been undoubtedly either Scott Olsen or Sergio Mitre. Unfortunately, Olsen and Mitre are injured with Mitre on the disabled list and likely out until June. Olsen should be back to pitch the fourth game of the season against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

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