Texas Rangers name 2020 opening day starting pitcher

By: Cory Hogue, LoneStarSportsDaily.com

The Texas Rangers manager, Chris Woodward, announced on Thursday that right-handed pitcher Lance Lynn will be the Rangers opening day starter when the season begins in approximately one month.

Lynn will be in his second season with the Rangers and posted a 16-11 record and 3.67 Earned Run Average in 208.3 innings covering 33 starts in 2019.

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The veteran flame thrower turned 33 years of age on May 12th of this year and will be entering his ninth year in the Major Leagues.

Lynn is two wins shy of earning 100 career wins and holds a career 3.59 ERA in 1,342.2 innings over 223 career starts and 247 career appearances.

The Indianapolis native spent the first six seasons of his career with the St. Louis Cardinals before stops with both the New York Yankees and Minnesota Twins in 2018.

Lynn is entering the second year of a three-year, $30 million contract he signed with the Rangers as a free agent in December 2018.

The Texas Rangers will open their brand new ballpark, Globe Life Park, this season and are seeking to improve off a 78-84 overall record and third place finish in the American League West in 2019.

The revised 2020 schedule has not yet been released by MLB as the season was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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