Garcia skipped as game vs. Twins postponed
Veteran to 'pen for now as Burnett to start as scheduled Thursday
NEW YORK -- The scheduled contest between the Yankees and Twins on Wednesday at Yankee Stadium was postponed due to inclement weather.
No makeup date for the contest has been announced. The Yankees and Twins will continue as scheduled for Thursday, a 1:05 p.m. ET start, but a doubleheader will not be played because both teams must travel for day games on Friday.
After the 7:50 p.m. announcement, Yankees manager Joe Girardi said that he plans to keep A.J. Burnett in line to start Thursday's matinee.
His scheduled starter for Wednesday, right-hander Freddy Garcia, has been pushed back to pitch on April 15 against the Rangers and will be available in the bullpen beginning Thursday.
"It's hard, because Freddy is going to go a while before he gets a start," Girardi said. "But we've just got to work it out."
Twins manager Ron Gardenhire is bumping back right-hander Carl Pavano a day, with left-hander Francisco Liriano set to pitch as scheduled against the Yankees on Thursday.
Pavano will instead start on Friday against the Athletics at Target Field.
Fans holding paid tickets for Wednesday's postponed game may use them for the rescheduled game between the Yankees and Twins or exchange their paid tickets for any regular-season game at Yankee Stadium within 12 months of the postponed game (subject to availability).
Tickets can be exchanged at Yankee Stadium Advance Ticket Windows only (open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and until two hours after the scheduled start time of any regularly scheduled home game).
Complimentary tickets (COMP) 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.
For complete information about the Yankees' rainout policy, please visit www.yankees.com/rainout.
Bryan Hoch is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.