As expected, Ryan Dempster will take the ball on Opening Day against the Washington Nationals. Dale Sveum officially named Ryan Dempster the Cubs’ Opening Day starter on Friday morning.
Sveum also announced that Matt Garza will pitch behind Dempster in the Cubs’ rotation when the season begins … but Paul Maholm will not begin the year as the third starter in the Cubs’ rotation. Maholm will be slotted as the fifth starter in the rotation.
Dale Sveum said he will announce his third and fourth starters on March 28.
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