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Indians-Jays washed out to a May 3 DH

By JOE NOGA • Apr 15, 2018 at 7:16 PM

CLEVELAND — Sunday's Cleveland Indians vs. Toronto Blue Jays game has been postponed due to inclement weather, the team announced. The contest will be made up as part of a traditional doubleheader at 1:10 p.m. on May 3 at Progressive Field.

It marks the second consecutive rainout to close Cleveland's 10-game opening home stand of the 2018 season. The club had played through bitter cold game-time temperatures in six of its previous eight games before steady rains forced postponements on Saturday and Sunday.

The Indians are preparing to depart for San Juan, Puerto Rico, where they are scheduled to face the Minnesota Twins in a two-game series at Hiram Bithorn Stadium beginning Tuesday.

Right-hander Corey Kluber had originally been slated to start Saturday's game, but had his start pushed back to Sunday. With Sunday's postponement, the team has yet to announce whether or not Kluber will start the series opener vs. the Twins.

Carlos Carrasco and Trevor Bauer were originally announced as Indians starters for the two Puerto Rico games.

Meanwhile, fans holding tickets to Sunday's postponed game who want to attend the doubleheader must exchange their tickets for a May 3 ticket subject to availability, according to a release from the team.

Ticket exchanges can take place online only beginning April 19 at indians.com.

Fans holding tickets to the originally scheduled Saturday, April 14 game that was rescheduled for May 3 will have priority to attend both games of the doubleheader.

Fans with tickets for the April 15 game that were purchased directly from the team who are unable to exchange tickets for the May 3 doubleheader are eligible to exchange tickets for games June 17 vs. Minnesota or June 20 vs. the Chicago White Sox.

Allen could join Tribe as 26th roster spot this week

Greg Allen could join the Cleveland Indians when they head to Puerto Rico this week to face the Minnesota Twins.

Allen is a candidate to be added to the Tribe's roster as a 26th player under conditions afforded both clubs by Major League Baseball.

According to Indians officials, the additional roster spot must go to a position player. The reasoning behind the MLB provision is the length of travel to the island in case an injury occurs during the trip.

Allen, 25, was assigned to Class AAA Columbus during spring training. He is currently hitting .200 for the Clippers with three doubles and an RBI as well as four stolen bases.

In 23 spring training games for the Indians in 2018, Allen hit .250 with a triple, a double and six RBI. He appeared in 25 big league games in 2017, with a home run, a double and six RBI.

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