Tyson Ross named opening day starter for Padres

Posted at 1:10 PM, Feb 19, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-19 16:10:19-05

PEORIA, Ariz. - New manager Andy Green has picked Tyson Ross as the opening day starter against the defending NL West champion Los Angeles Dodgers April 4 at Petco Park.

The right-hander was 10-12 with a 3.26 ERA and 212 strikeouts in 196 innings in 2015. He's entering his fourth season with the Padres.

Says Green: "Tyson is ready and eager to take that ball on Day One and we're excited to have him as our ace. It's definitely an affirmation of who Tyson is and a belief in him and where he's headed. I think it's just the right choice as an organization."

Green said Friday that James Shields will be the No. 2 starter and Andrew Cashner No. 3, with the final two spots to be determined.