Marcus Stroman will be the Toronto Blue Jays' starter April 3 in the American League opener at Tampa Bay.
Blue Jays manager John Gibbons made the expected announcement Wednesday.
Stroman said on his Twitter account "Honored and hungry."
Gibbons also didn't rule out Stroman from starting the home opener on April 8 against Boston.
"Possibility we can do that, too," Gibbons said. "We've talked about it."