A’s give Mike Fiers Opening Day nod, pitching plans for Japan

first_imgMESA, Ariz. — Mike Fiers was always the logical choice to start Opening Day for the A’s and now it has been made official.Before Saturday’s 11-2 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers, manager Bob Melvin announced that Fiers will take the mound March 20 when the A’s open the season against the Seattle Mariners at the Tokyo Dome in Japan. It will be the first which will count as regular season games.Fiers, 33, has never been an Opening Day starter.“One guy on each team gets to start the season,” he …last_img

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