CLEVELAND — Adverse weather conditions forced the Indians to postpone their game against the White Sox at Progressive Field on Tuesday. No date has been set, but the teams are expected to play the make-up during Chicago’s next visit to Cleveland on May 7-9.
Though it wasn’t raining when the game was postponed, temperatures were in the low 40s and snow had fallen throughout the day.
“It’s too early (for days off),” Indians manager Manny Acta said. “Unfortunately, it’s grueling weather. It was not going to be baseball. It was going to be survival. It was just going to be too harsh out there.”
The postponement shook up Cleveland’s rotation a bit.
Justin Masterson will pitch today against the White Sox at 12:05 p.m., with Derek Lowe starting for the Indians in the series opener at Kansas City on Friday. Tuesday’s scheduled starter, Jeanmar Gomez, will take Josh Tomlin’s place Saturday, with Ubaldo Jimenez returning from a five-game suspension Sunday to pitch the series finale against the Royals.
Tomlin will be available out of the bullpen before returning to the rotation April 20 for the series opener at Oakland.
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