Indians at White Sox postponed because of rain

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CHICAGO (AP) The early season postponements keep piling up for the Cleveland Indians.

The Indians' game against the Chicago White Sox on Sunday was postponed because of rain. Rain fell during the morning and was forecast for the rest of the day. Temperatures were in the 40s.

The Indians have been postponed three times in the first week of the season because of inclement weather.

''You start getting the reports of what it's going to be,'' White Sox manager Robin Ventura said. ''There's a chance you lose both starters. It was going to be steady rain all day long.''

The game will be made up on May 23 as part of a traditional doubleheader that will begin at 4:10 p.m. The second game will start at 7:10 p.m. or 30 minutes after the conclusion of the first game.

The teams also played in snow on Friday and in 30-degree temperatures on Saturday. The Indians have been able to take batting and infield practice just once. They were also postponed last Monday and Thursday against Boston in Cleveland.

''We'll probably have early work on Tuesday because we need it,'' Indians manager Terry Francona said. ''I think it's the groundballs and getting guys out there to turn double plays and stuff - we haven't done any of that. And early in the year is when you need it.''

The White Sox and Indians split the first two games of their series. Cleveland won 7-1 on Friday before losing 7-3 on Saturday.

The White Sox play the Minnesota Twins on Monday in their home opener. The Indians are off on Monday before beginning a series against Tampa Bay.

Josh Tomlin was scheduled to make his season debut Sunday against the White Sox, but will be skipped in the rotation.

Corey Kluber will start Tuesday against Tampa Bay followed by Carlos Carrasco, Danny Salazar, Cody Anderson and Tomlin.

Jose Quintana (0-0, 3.18 ERA), the White Sox's scheduled starter on Sunday, will instead pitch Monday against the Twins. The other starting pitchers will be pushed back a day.


The White Sox recalled right-handed pitcher Michael Ynoa from Double-A Birmingham on Sunday when outfielder Adam Eaton went on the paternity list. Ynoa's time with the team will probably be brief.

Eaton is expected to rejoin the White Sox later Sunday for their trip to Minneapolis and be available Monday. Ynoa will likely return to Double-A.

''Michael had an interesting day,'' Ventura said. ''It's good for him. He would have much rather there been a game, but again, you're taking a young kid that earned an opportunity to come up here. He gets to be in the clubhouse, put his uniform on, feel a part of it.''

Ynoa has yet to pitch in the majors and threw one scoreless inning in Double-A this season.

''I'm still in shock,'' Ynoa said. ''I'm happy to be here and thanks to the White Sox for giving me this opportunity.''


Indians: OF Lonnie Chisenhall (wrist) batted fourth for Triple-A Columbus in a rehab stint on Sunday after three consecutive postponements left him idle. ''He was able to hit on the field a couple days before it started to rain,'' Francona said. ... OF Michael Brantley (shoulder) is also with Columbus, but not ready to appear in games.

White Sox: Eaton left the team on Saturday, when his wife gave birth to the couple's first child.


Indians: Off on Monday before a three-game series against Tampa Bay.

White Sox: At Minnesota for the Twins home opener on Monday.