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Yanks, Jays opener rained out

Yanks, Jays opener rained out

NEW YORK -- Wednesday's game between the Yankees and the Blue Jays was postponed due to a forecast of poor weather conditions. No makeup date has been announced.

"With what the forecast was, the last thing we wanted to do was have one of those stop-start jobs," manager Joe Torre said. "That's always a concern for both clubs."

The rainout allowed the Yankees to shuffle their pitching rotation leading into this weekend's series with the Red Sox.

Andy Pettitte was to have pitched on Wednesday against Toronto but will instead pitch on Friday, having been instructed to perform extra work in the weight room and some throwing following the washout. Top prospect Phil Hughes is still slated to make his Major League debut on Thursday.

The Yankees have listed their starting pitcher for Saturday against Boston as "to be announced," though Torre said that the team would decide between left-hander Kei Igawa and right-hander Jeff Karstens in a move to be made official on Thursday. Right-hander Chien-Ming Wang is still lined up to pitch on Sunday against Boston.

Fans holding paid tickets for Wednesday's postponed game may use them for the rescheduled game between the Yankees and Blue Jays (date and time to be announced) or may exchange them for any regular-season game at Yankee Stadium within 12 months (subject to availability).

Tickets can only be exchanged at Yankee Stadium Advance Ticket Windows (open Monday through Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and until the seventh inning of any regularly scheduled home game).

Complimentary tickets or equivalent tickets bear no cash value and cannot be exchanged or redeemed for any benefits that may be offered to ticket(s) with a dollar value.

Bryan Hoch is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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