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Orioles game vs. Twins canceled due to rain

@JoeTrezz
March 19, 2019

SARASOTA, Fla. -- Like so many other teams around the Grapefruit League, the Orioles received a rain-induced off-day on Tuesday, as their scheduled game against the Twins was canceled due to inclement weather. Spring games are not made up, meaning the Orioles simply motor on toward Opening Day.

SARASOTA, Fla. -- Like so many other teams around the Grapefruit League, the Orioles received a rain-induced off-day on Tuesday, as their scheduled game against the Twins was canceled due to inclement weather.

Spring games are not made up, meaning the Orioles simply motor on toward Opening Day.

Tuesday’s cancellation has ripple effects on the Orioles’ pitching plans, though, pushing Dylan Bundy and David Hess both back a day. Bundy was slated to start against Minnesota and lefty Martin Perez on Tuesday; he’ll now line up opposite Rick Porcello and the Red Sox at Ed Smith Stadium on Wednesday at 6:05 p.m. ET. Hess, that game’s original probable, instead starts Thursday on the road against the Pirates.

The big loser in all this is left-hander Josh Rogers, who had been pegged for Thursday in large part to keep Opening Day starter Alex Cobb lined up properly for next week. The starting assignment would’ve been the second of the spring for Rogers, who sits on the roster bubble after posting a 3.86 ERA in six Grapefruit League outings overall. He could still get another start on Spring Training’s penultimate day, when the Orioles have a split-squad doubleheader.

Pushing Bundy back lines him up to start Monday’s Grapefruit League finale, and keeps him on track to pitch during the Orioles’ opening series in New York. Though the club hasn’t finalized a rotation order yet, the schedule allows it to trot both Bundy and Andrew Cashner out on extra rest during that first weekend at Yankee Stadium. As it stands, Cobb will oppose Masahiro Tanaka in the March 28 opener.

It’s been an uneven spring thus far for Bundy, who owns a 10.80 ERA over four Grapefruit League starts.

Fans holding paid tickets for Tuesday’s game purchased directly from the Ed Smith Stadium box office may exchange their tickets for any of the four remaining Spring Training games at Ed Smith Stadium. Fans who purchased through Orioles.com or by phone can exchange through Ticketmaster by calling (800) 653-8000, subject to availability.

Season Plan Members and fans who purchased tickets through StubHub will automatically receive a refund through their original method of payment. Fans who purchased tickets through a third-party ticket vendor (other than StubHub) should contact that vendor to obtain a refund.

On the day of a game, beginning two hours prior to game time, tickets may be exchanged for that game only at the ticket windows.

Joe Trezza covers the Orioles for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @JoeTrezz.