The Boston Red Sox have announced that Corey Kluber will start on Opening Day against the Baltimore Orioles.

It will be the sixth career Opening Day start for Kluber.

"It's definitely an honor," Kluber said. "There's plenty of guys in this clubhouse who could've taken the ball on Opening Day. The way I look at it is regardless if you pitch the first day, the fifth day, it really only matters that first time through the order, and then everything kind of gets messed up anyways. But it is an honor. I've done it before, and I try to make it as normal as possible."