03/23/2016 14:05 EDT | Updated 03/24/2017 01:12 EDT

Marcus Stroman to start Toronto Blue Jays' opener

DUNEDIN, Fla. — Marcus Stroman will be the Toronto Blue Jays' starter April 3 in the American League opener at Tampa Bay.

Blue Jays manager John Gibbons made the expected announcement Wednesday.

Stroman said on his Twitter account "Honored and hungry."

Gibbons also didn't rule out Stroman from starting the home opener on April 8 against Boston.

"Possibility we can do that, too," Gibbons said. "We've talked about it."

The Associated Press