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Ron Washington Not Tipping Hand About Angels' Opening Day Starter Just Yet

The Halos' new manager isn't giving any hints at who will be on the mound come Opening Day.

The 2024 MLB season is quickly approaching, and soon enough, the Los Angeles Angels will be taking the field for Opening Day of the 2024 season. Although the expectations aren't quite as high this season in Anaheim, there is still much to look forward to surrounding the Halos. 

There are a lot of question marks for the red and white, including who they will start on the hill come Opening Day. 

With less than a month until Opening Day, Angels manager Ron Washington isn't giving any hints regarding his starter. In a recent interview with reporters, including the OC Register's Doug Padilla, Washington says it's still too early to tell who will be their Opening Day starter. 

“I think we’ll do that when we get down the stretch,” Washington said. “Right now, we have too many moving parts. We have an idea of what we have and know how we want to line them up, but let’s wait until we get close enough and know that everybody is where they need to be health-wise and mentally-wise and then we’ll do what we have to do with that.”

—Ron Washington, via OC Register

The Angels will open their season on March 28 against the reigning AL East champion Baltimore Orioles. 

After two seasons of former Angels two-way player Shohei Ohtani occupying that Opening Day starter role, the Halos will now search for a new starter — and Washington is in no rush to pick that guy.

His current options include the likes of Patrick Sandoval, Tyler Anderson, Reid Detmers, Griffin Canning, and Chase Silseth.