NY Yankees With Gerrit Cole on the Mound to Open Season in DC Against Nationals

Gerrit Cole could make his New York Yankees debut on opening-day, facing Juan Soto and the World Series champion Washington Nationals at Nationals Park.

The Yankees and Nationals are set to meet when the virus-delayed season begins, a person familiar with the game told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because there hasn’t been an official announcement.

MLB will start a 60-game season on July 23 or 24. The schedule is still being worked out — there could be a game or two on the first day of play, or a full slate.

Cole started the previous game played at Nationals Park. He pitched the Houston Astros past the Nationals 7-1 last October for a 3-2 edge in the World Series. Cole signed a $324 million, nine-year contract with the Yankees as a free agent.

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