By Tim Kowols
The Milwaukee Brewers have their man for their 2018 debut, naming pitcher Chase Anderson as their opening day starter. The recipient of a new multi-year contract in the off-season, Anderson was impressive in his second season with the Brewers with a 12-4 record and a 2.74 ERA. An oblique injury sidelined him for seven weeks, limiting him to only 141 1/3 innings last year. The Brewers have two other solid starters that could have also been named, but Zach Davies and Jimmy Nelson are both battling their way back to the roster due to injuries.
In Cactus League action Monday, Ji-Man Choi hit a grand slam and top prospect Keston Hiura and Christian Betancourt each went yard and in a 7-6 Brewers win over the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Brewers return to action today in Maryvale to face the Texas Rangers.