Rain pushes Yankees, Cubs into doubleheader Wednesday
NEW YORK — The interleague game between the New York Yankees and Chicago Cubs on Tuesday was postponed because of rain.
The teams will make up the game Wednesday as part of a day-night doubleheader.
The Yankees will start RHP Masahiro Tanaka in Game 1 (1:05 p.m. ET) and RHP Michael Pineda in Game 2 (7:05 p.m. ET).
New York also postponed ceremonies marking the unveiling of a plaque honoring Nelson Mandela’s visit to Yankee Stadium in 1990. The ceremonies, planned during the offseason for Jackie Robinson Day, were rescheduled to before Wednesday night’s game.
The Yankees and Cubs players in Game 2 will all wear No. 42 in recognition of Jackie Robinson.
A light rain was falling in late morning, and rain was forecast throughout the day.
New York is dealing with several infield injuries, the latest to catcher Francisco Cervelli. He will be sidelined for at least two months with a strained right hamstring and was put on the 60-day disabled list. He was injured during Sunday night’s 3-2 win over Boston.
Catcher John Ryan Murphy was recalled from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, and the Yankees selected the contract of infielder Scott Sizemore from Scranton.