The Royals’ series finale against the New York Yankees on Thursday afternoon has been postponed because of inclement weather, the Yankees announced Thursday morning.
The game has been rescheduled for Monday, Sept. 25 at Yankee Stadium. The start time is still to be determined. The Royals lost two of three here in New York, falling to 19-27 on the season. They will continue what will now be a nine-game road trip against the Cleveland Indians on Friday night at Progressive Field.
Rookie right-hander Miguel Almonte was scheduled to make his first career start on Thursday. Instead, Ian Kennedy will start on regular rest Friday and the Royals have Jason Vargas scheduled to start on Saturday and Danny Duffy on Sunday. Jason Hammel would be next up in the rotation Monday, when the Royals open a series against the Detroit Tigers at Kauffman Stadium, and Almonte’s first start could be pushed back to Tuesday.
Almonte was needed in the rotation after Nathan Karns was placed on the 10-day disabled list on Wednesday. Karns is eligible to return Wednesday.
According to a Yankees news release, fans with paid tickets for Thursday’s postponed game can use them for the rescheduled game or exchange their paid tickets for any regular-season game at Yankee Stadium within 12 months of the postponed game.