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Pair of Boston College Birdballers Make MLB Opening Day Rosters

Justin Dunn and Michael King are the lone Eagles in the pros to start the season
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Major League Baseball opens up the 2021 season on Thursday with a full slate of games throughout the day. This season a pair of Boston College players have made opening day rosters. Justin Dunn of the Seattle Mariners and Michael King of the New York Yankees both broke camp with the top squad. Unfortunately, slugger Chris Shaw was optioned by the Baltimore Orioles and will begin the season with their AAA squad. 

Justin Dunn could be either a starter or reliever for the Mariners to begin 2021. Last season the former BC hurler went 4-1, with a 4.34 ERA. Depending on where you read, Dunn could be a starter this season. He lost ten pounds this offseason, and multiple reports have said that he looks sharp this spring. 

Michael King is a reliever for the New York Yankees. Last season he ran into some trouble with a 1-2 record, but a 7.74 ERA in 26 innings spread over 9 games. It was a tough year for a variety of reasons, but he would have been the quintessential up and down call up for a spot start or last reliever out of the pen role. Unfortunately for King, there was no minor league season and he was buried on the depth chart. The Yankees are hoping that this season, with a little more consistent work that his numbers will improve. 

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