Perhaps you noticed it rained Wednesday.
Major League Baseball did. The storm that swamped the mid-Atlantic and Northeast postponed four games: Phillies at Mets (rescheduled for June 2), Mariners at Yankees (June 2), Rays at Red Sox (Thursday doubleheader), and Pirates at Orioles (Thursday doubleheader).
The rain has really put a crimp in the Pittsburgh and Baltimore schedules. They were rained out for the second straight day and each had Monday off. A single-admission doubleheader was scheduled for Thursday starting at 4:05 p.m. Both teams originally were scheduled to be off Thursday.
The rainouts have delayed the season debut of third baseman Manny Machado, who injured a left knee ligament Sept. 23 and had surgery Oct. 14. He will come off the 15-day disabled list when the Orioles next play.
Former pitcher Javier Vazquez has been hired as international special assistant to baseball players' union head Tony Clark.