MLB Notebook: Yankees-Red Sox game postponed by rain
BY Associated Press
Monday, April 23, 2012
4/23/12 at 3:35 AM
The New York Yankees got an early start on their trip to Texas, and the Boston Red Sox received a reprieve from a five-game losing streak that had manager Bobby Valentine hoping his team had hit rock bottom.
A day after the Yankees overcame a nine-run deficit with back-to-back seven-run innings to beat Boston 15-9, the finale of their three-game series was postponed by rain. The Red Sox called the game about five hours before the scheduled 8:05 p.m. first pitch - no doubt because of rain that was falling all day and expected to continue through the night.
Padres INF-OF Blanks to have season-ending surgery: Padres infielder-outfielder Kyle Blanks will undergo season-ending surgery on his left shoulder, the second time he's had a year cut short by a major operation.
The Padres provided the update Sunday.
Blanks tore his labrum while swinging a bat. He missed time in spring training with the injury, but started the season with San Diego and played in four games before going on the disabled list on April 14.
Blackburn set to rejoin Twins rotation: Minnesota right-hander Nick Blackburn is set to rejoin the Twins' starting rotation Tuesday night.
Blackburn felt a cramp in the back of his right shoulder April 14 against Texas. He threw a 52-pitch bullpen session Sunday.
Blackburn said he didn't feel any discomfort while throwing and doesn't foresee any lingering issues.
Boston right-hander Josh Beckett is the scheduled starter for the Red Sox on Tuesday.