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Twins manager Rocco Baldelli said Jose Berrios "couldn't look any better" after Friday's sim game.
Berrios was hitting 95-96 mph right away and Baldelli added he "looks like a bulldog." The right-hander made 32 starts for the second consecutive season in 2019, compiling 195 strikeouts and a 3.68 ERA. He'll enter this year's shortened campaign as a top-20 fantasy hurler.
Minnesota Twins right-hander Jose Berrios allowed three runs over 4 1/3 innings of work in a 3-2 spring loss to the Braves on Wednesday. He struck out five in the outing.
Berrios was named the team's Opening Day starter earlier in the day. He now has a 2.89 ERA this spring. Berrios is a top-20 pitching option in the American League this season.
Jose Berrios will officially start Opening Day for the Twins, per manager Rocco Baldelli.
Berrios will be the first Minnesota pitcher since Brad Radke (1995-2005) to make three straight Opening Day starts. He was the Twins ace last year, owning a 14-8 record, 3.68 ERA, 1.22 WHIP and 195 strikeouts across 200 1/3 innings. Berrios is currently 23rd among starting pitchers in the expert consensus rankings.
Jose Berrios threw two scoreless frames in his Grapefruit League debut against the Blue Jays.
Berrios struck out four and walked one. The 25-year-old could be poised to take another step forward this year after posting a 3.68 ERA over 200 1/3 innings in 2019.
Minnesota Twins right-hander Jose Berrios pitched well in his final start of the regular season. Berrios allowed two runs in six innings in a 6-2 win over the Royals on Friday. He struck out nine and walked two.
Berrios finishes the season with a 14-8 record, 3.68 ERA, 1.22 WHIP, and 195 strikeouts in 200 1/3 innings of work. He will be on the mound again at the beginning of the American League Divisional Series.