Questions regarding canceled events? Click here to learn about our Buyer Guarantee Canceled events: Learn about our Buyer Guarantee
Sports MLB Baseball

MLB Opening Day 2023: Schedule, Dates, Starting Pitchers

February 20, 2023 by Stephen Spiewak

MLB Opening Day 2023

MLB Baseball

The journey of 162 games begins with a single nine-inning afternoon.

MLB Opening Day for 2023 is nearly upon us following an offseason in which Aaron Judge, the game’s most prolific slugger, decided to stay with the New York Yankees while numerous other key free agents signed with new teams.

Right-handed pitcher Jacob deGrom is likely to pitch on Opening Day for the Texas Rangers after signing a five-year deal in the offseason. deGrom won two Cy Young Awards for the New York Mets and  started on Opening Day from 2019-2021.

The defending World Series champion Houston Astros will trot out a new Opening Day starter in 2023, after Justin Verlander left to join the Mets. Frambler Valdez likely will get the nod this year after boasting a 17-6 record and 2.82 ERA a year ago.

With Carlos Correa (finally) signing with the Minnesota Twins, Dansby Swanson joining the Cubs and Xander Bogaerts inking a deal with the Padres, there is no shortage of storylines involving the game’s biggest stars as Opening Day approaches.

However, baseball aficionados know that Opening Day is less about individual players and more about the traditions that sustain fan bases year after year. The short days and cold nights of winter months without the national pastime give way to spring training and eventually, baseball’s return.

See our full breakdown of Opening Day dates, and starting pitches for every MLB team and browse MLB opening day tickets.

MLB Teams With Home Openers on March 30

  • Nationals (vs. Braves)
  • Yankees (vs. Giants)
  • Red Sox (vs. Orioles)
  • Cubs (vs. Brewers)
  • Rays (vs. Tigers)
  • Rangers (vs. Phillies)
  • Reds (vs. Pirates)
  • Padres (vs. Rockies)
  • Cardinals (vs. Blue Jays)
  • Royals (vs. Twins)
  • Marlins (vs. Mets)
  • Astros (vs. White Sox)
  • Athletics (vs. Angels)
  • Dodgers (vs. Diamondbacks)
  • Mariners (vs. Guardians)

MLB Teams with Home Opening Day on Monday, April 3

  • Brewers (vs. Mets)
  • White Sox (Vs. Giants)

MLB Teams with Home Opening Day on Thursday, April 6

  • Mets (vs. Marlins)
  • Phillies (vs. Reds)
  • Tigers (vs. Red Sox)
  • Orioles (vs. Yankees)
  • Rockies (vs. Nationals)
  • Twins (vs. Astros)
  • Braves (vs. Padres)
  • Diamondbacks (vs. Dodgers)
  • Angels (vs. Blue Jays)

Teams With Home Opening Days on Monday, April 10

  • Guardians (vs. Yankees)
  • Pirates (vs. Astros)
  • Giants (vs. Dodgers)

Teams With Home Opening Days on Tuesday, April 11

  • Blue Jays (vs. Tigers)

MLB Opening Day 2023 Starting Pitchers

Here’s a breakdown of the pitchers most likely to take the mound in the first game for each team:

  • Aaron Nola (Phillies)
  • Miles Mikolas (Cardinals)
  • Corey Kluber (Red Sox)
  • Corbin Burnes (Brewers)
  • Dylan Cease (White Sox)
  • Eduardo Rodriguez (Tigers)
  • Framber Valdez (Astros)
  • Gerrit Cole (Yankees)
  • Hunter Greene (Reds)
  • Jacob deGrom (Rangers)
  • Kevin Gausman (Blue Jays)
  • Kyle Freeland (Rockies)
  • Kyle Gibson (Orioles)
  • Marcus Stroman (Cubs)
  • Logan Webb (Giants)
  • Luis Castillo (Mariners)
  • Max Fried (Braves)
  • Max Scherzer (Mets)
  • Mitch Keller (Pirates)
  • Kyle Muller (A's)
  • Sandy Alcantara (Marlins)
  • Shane Bieber (Guardians)
  • Shane McClanahan (Rays)
  • Shohei Ohtani (Angels)
  • Pablo Lopez (Twins)
  • Stephen Strasburg (Nationals)
  • Walker Buehler (Dodgers)
  • Blake Snell (Padres)
  • Zac Gallen (Diamondbacks)
  • Zack Greinke (Royals)

Shop MLB tickets from Vivid Seats make a habit of heading to the ballpark in 2023. With Vivid Seats Rewards, when you buy 10 tickets, you’ll get the 11th on us*.

*Excluding taxes, fees, and processing costs.

Never miss a show!

Sign up for savings, info, and more!

Please enter a valid email address.
Please enter a valid zip code.