BREAKING: Jose Berrios Named Twins Opening Day Starter
Image courtesy of Brad Rempel-USA TODAY SportsTwins manager Rocco Baldellli said the team informed Berrios on Monday morning.
"Truthfully, we were all very happy to give him that news," Baldelli said. "I also think he was very happy to hear it. He’s earned it. He’s a wonderful guy and I was happy to see him so excited."
Baldelli revealed a little of the decision-making process, saying that he conferred with his coaching staff.
"Our staff did spend some time talking about it. Just to make sure to hear different opinions," he said, "but in this instance there wasn’t a ton of discussions. Basically everybody was happy for him."
Berrios, who will be 24 years old when the season starts, will be the Twins' youngest Opening Day starter since Brad Radke in 1997.