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Rangers Tab Lefty Minor as Their Opening Day Starter vs Cubs

Minor went 12-8 with a 4.18 ERA with the Rangers in 2018

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    Rangers Tab Lefty Minor as Their Opening Day Starter vs Cubs
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    Mike Minor #36 of the Texas Rangers pitches in the first inning against the at Globe Life Park in Arlington on Sept. 22, 2018 in Arlington, Texas.

    Mike Minor has been tabbed the opening day starter for the Texas Rangers, who last year gave the left-hander the opportunity to start again.

    New Rangers manager Chris Woodward announced the decision Sunday. Woodward says Minor earned it by how he pitched last season and by now setting a tone in spring training with his attitude and work ethic.

    Texas opens at home March 28 opener at home against the Chicago Cubs.

    Minor was 12-8 with a 4.18 ERA last season, when he led the Rangers with his 12 wins and 157 innings, more than doubling his 2017 workload as a full-time reliever in Kansas City. A starter for the Atlanta Braves from 2010-14, he missed the 2015 and 2016 seasons following surgery for a torn labrum in his left shoulder.

    This will be his first opening day start.

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