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.
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.