Dodgers pick Tyler Glasnow to start season opener in South Korea

ByField Level Media ESPN logo
Monday, March 11, 2024

Los Angeles Dodgers right-hander Tyler Glasnow and San Diego Padres right-hander Yu Darvish will be the starting pitchers when the National League West rivals open the season on March 20 in South Korea.

The Dodgers also announced Monday that right-hander Yoshinobu Yamamoto will start Game 2 of the Seoul Series the following day. Joe Musgrove will follow Darvish in the rotation.

Los Angeles acquired Glasnow, 30, in a Dec. 16 trade with the Tampa Bay Rays and signed him to a five-year, $136.5 million contract extension.

Glasnow went 10-7 with a 3.53 ERA in 21 starts for the Rays last season, striking out 162 batters in 120 innings. He is 30-27 with a 3.89 ERA in 127 games (88 starts) with the Pittsburgh Pirates (2016-18) and Rays.

Darvish, 37, finished 8-10 with a 4.56 ERA in 24 starts for the Padres last season. The five-time All-Star is 103-85 with a 3.59 ERA in 266 starts with the Texas Rangers (2012-14, 2016-17), Dodgers (2017), Chicago Cubs (2018-20) and Padres.

Los Angeles signed Yamamoto to a 12-year, $325 million contract in December. The 25-year-old won Japan's pitching Triple Crown for the third straight season in 2023 and earned his third straight Eeiji Sawamura Award, equivalent to the Cy Young.