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04/04/07 11:32 AM ET

Pettitte's return postponed by rain

Left-hander rescheduled to start Thursday against Rays

NEW YORK -- Andy Pettitte's Bronx return will have to wait one more day, as Wednesday's scheduled game between the Yankees and the Devil Rays was postponed due to poor weather conditions.

No makeup date has been scheduled. The official announcement was made shortly before 11 a.m. ET.

"There was a real bad [weather] report," Yankees manager Joe Torre said. "For both teams, I think the fact that we had the forecast today to start and stop was not something that we desired."

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

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

Complimentary tickets cannot be exchanged and may only be used for the rescheduled game.

Following the rainout, the Yankees rearranged their pitching rotation. Pettitte is slated to pitch Thursday against Tampa Bay, while Mike Mussina, Kei Igawa and Darrell Rasner will complete the homestand against the Orioles. Carl Pavano has been pushed back to pitch the Yankees' first road game of the season, Monday at Minnesota.

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