BOSTON -- The Red Sox announced that tonight's game against the Tampa Bay Rays, which was postponed due to inclement weather, has been rescheduled for June 18 at 1:05 p.m. as part of a day-night doubleheader.
Red Sox pitcher Felix Doubront, who was scheduled to start Friday, will likely start on Tuesday in Cleveland. The Sox rotation for the remainder of this series will stay the same: Jon Lester, Clay Buchholz and Ryan Dempster.
After Doubront's start in Cleveland, Alfredo Aceves will follow on Wednesday.
Boston’s Triple-A affiliate, the Pawtucket Red Sox, were also postponed Friday night at McCoy Stadium in Pawtucket, R.I., which means rehabbing designated hitter David Ortiz will have to wait until Saturday to play.
Ortiz began his minor league rehab assignment with the PawSox on Thursday night (2-for-3, RBI, run scored, strikeout). The PawSox and Rochester Red Wings will play a doubleheader on Saturday, and Ortiz will play in one of those games in hopes of getting four or five at-bats. Minor league doubleheaders are seven-inning games.
Ortiz was in the Red Sox clubhouse Friday afternoon and was scheduled to speak with Red Sox manager John Farrell.
“I’m looking forward to sitting down and talking to him directly, just to get a feel for where he’s at," said Farrell. "We’ve exchanged a few text messages along the way, but I’m looking forward to seeing him in person.”