It was announced by the Boston Red Sox that the Opening Day game against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park has been postponed. The forecast calls for periods of rain throughout the day in the Fenway area.
“The decision to postpone our first game of the season was not made lightly,” said Red Sox President & CEO Sam Kennedy. “The built-in off day was created for just this purpose and tomorrow’s forecast for sunshine also factored into our decision. We have been eager to have fans back at Fenway Park for the first time in 18 months and look forward to welcoming everyone back tomorrow under brighter and drier conditions.”
Today’s Opening Day game and pregame ceremonies are rescheduled for tomorrow, Friday, April 2, at 2:10 p.m. Tickets for today’s game will be good for admission to the rescheduled contest. Fenway Park gates will open two hours before the game for all fans tomorrow (12:10 p.m.). Pregame ceremonies are scheduled to begin at 1:40 p.m.
The rescheduled game will be televised on NESN and broadcast on WEEI 93.7 FM in English and WCCM 1490 AM/103.7 FM in Spanish.
The Orioles set their 26-man roster for Opening Day. The roster includes 14 pitchers, two catchers, six infielders, and four outfielders. 11 of the 26 players were on the Orioles’ 2020 Opening Day roster. Six players are donning an Orioles jersey for the first time.
The Orioles have placed OF DJ STEWART (left hamstring strain) on the 10-day Injured List and RHP SHAWN ARMSTRONG on the Paternity List. Additionally, RHP TRAVIS LAKINS, SR. has been optioned to Triple-A Norfolk.
Two players, INF CHRIS DAVIS (lower back strain) and RHP HUNTER HARVEY (left oblique strain), will begin the season on the 60-day Injured List.
The Orioles roster includes eight different Orioles who have made their first career Opening Day roster: RHP DEAN KREMER, INF/OF RYAN MOUNTCASTLE, RHP MAC SCEROLER, RHP DILLON TATE, INF RAMÓN URÍAS, RHP CÉSAR VALDEZ, RHP TYLER WELLS, and LHP BRUCE ZIMMERMANN. LHP JOHN MEANS is scheduled to make his first career Opening Day start.
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