Rain washes out Yankees-Orioles at Camden Yards

New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi has had quite enough of

April showers.

New York’s game against the Baltimore Orioles on Friday night

was postponed by rain. It was the third washout of the young season

for the Yankees, the second against the Orioles.

No makeup date was immediately announced, but Girardi indicated

it will not be this weekend. With this rainout and the washouts of

Washington’s game at Pittsburgh and Cleveland’s game at Minnesota,

there have been 15 postponements in the major leagues this season,

just six shy of the total for all of 2010, according to STATS


Sooner or later, though, the Yankees will pay for their

unexpected night off. New York also must make up a rainout against

Minnesota on April 6 and the one against Baltimore in New York on

April 12.

”We don’t like it because you know they’re probably going to be

split doubleheaders,” Girardi said. ”It makes it tough, it makes

it tough on your bullpen, it makes it tough on your guys. But what

are you going to do? They don’t want to lose the gate.”

After this weekend, the Yankees return to Baltimore from May

18-19 and Aug. 26-29.

CC Sabathia, scheduled to start Friday, will instead pitch

Saturday. After that, Girardi isn’t certain.

”We want to look how it affects the whole schedule,” he


New York came to town as the only team in the AL East with a

winning record (10-6). The Orioles started the night tied for third

with an 8-10 record.

Brad Bergesen, Friday’s scheduled starter for Baltimore, will

start on Saturday.

Before the rainout, the Yankees selected the contract of

reliever Buddy Carlyle from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and

optioned right-hander Hector Noesi to the same club. Carlyle, a

right-hander, went 0-1 with a 3.52 ERA in five games with


Noesi was recalled from Scranton on April 13 and did not appear

in a game with the Yankees. He still has not played in a major

league game.

Noesi originally signed with the Yankees as a free agent in

December 2004 and was added to the 40-man roster in November 2009.

To make room for Carlyle on the 40-man roster, the Yankees

designated left-hander Jose Ortegano for assignment.