Earlier this week, former Boston College ace Michael King (Warwick, R.I.) received word from Yankees manager Aaron Boone that he made the club's Opening Day roster. At 25 years old, King is expected to make his season debut Sunday when the Yankees have a "bullpen game".
King made his major league debut last September, when he appeared in one game for the Yankees after a successful ascent through the minor league system. King was one of three former BC players to earn call-ups to the big leagues last season, following former teammates Chris Shaw and Justin Dunn. A 2016 12th-round pick of the Miami Marlins, King made his way to New York in a prospect swap with the Marlins between 2017 and 2018.
During his career at BC, King went 11-11 with a 3.14 ERA in three seasons. He went 8-4 with a 3.29 ERA on the Eagles' 2016 NCAA Super Regional team.
He recently connected with New England Baseball Journal to talk about his 2020 prospects with the Yankees.