In January the Reds signed veteran right-hander Scott Feldman to a one-year deal to pitch either in the team’s rotation or bullpen. On Monday, he was named the team’s Opening Day starter.

Feldman, 34, will be making his third career Opening Day start, opening the season for the Rangers in 2010 and the Astros in 2014.

“Baseball is one of those funny games, you never really know what's going to happen, you can't predict the future, so you just stay ready for everything,” Feldman said Monday morning. “It's just an honor to take the ball on Opening Day and hopefully build off of it and have a great season.”

With injuries to Anthony DeSclafani and Homer Bailey, Reds manager Bryan Price said Opening Day’s duties fell to one of two choices, Feldman or Brandon Finnegan. In the end, he chose the veteran.