Tillman named Opening Day
SARASOTA, Fla.— As expected, Orioles manager Buck Showalter named Chris Tillman his Opening Day starter on Tuesday afternoon.
It will mark the second consecutive Opening Day assignment for Tillman, who will face the Tampa Bay Rays on Monday. Tillman, 26, went 13-6 with 3.34 ERA in a career high 34 starts.
Tillman pitched 207 1/3 innings in 2014, his second consecutive 200-inning season. The 26-year-old Tillman is 45-31 with a 4.00 ERA in 118 big league starts. Against Tampa Bay he is a career 4-6 with a 4.08 ERA in 14 starts. He’s 1-2 with a 3.41 in five starts at Tropicana Field.
He is expected to be followed by Wei-Yin Chen and Miguel Gonzalez.