3/30 Morning BP: Regular season opens, White Sox ready for fresh start


Apr 14, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; Members of the armed forces line the first and third base line during military opening day prior to the San Diego Padres game against the Colorado Rockies at Petco Park. . Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

It has finally arrived.

Opening Day 2014.

The Los Angeles Dodgers, who already have a pair of games under their belt thanks to a series down in Australia earlier this month, will travel to San Diego to take on the Padres at 8:05 p.m. ET. That being said, the club will be without ace Clayton Kershaw, who was placed on the 15-day DL yesterday due to back pain.

The White Sox open their season on Monday with a 3:10 p.m. CT start at home against the Minnesota Twins. Ace Chris Sale will look to help the Sox get 2014 off on the right foot after a dismal 2013 campaign that was an all-around disappointment for many fans.

Here’s some other news from around the league:

“Clayton Kershaw headed to DL” – ESPN Los Angeles

“Report: Yan Gomes, Indians agree to deal” – ESPN

“Quentin to begin season on DL with knee injury” – CBS Sports

“All systems go with expanded replay review” – MLB.com