The Yankees do their fans a solid

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As I mentioned in the recaps this morning, the Yankees were nice enough to let the people who waited out the five and a half hour rain delay
move down to the good seats once the game got going. Sure, that seems
like an obvious move and one that wouldn’t bat an eye if it happened in
any other park, but the Yankees don’t have much of a customer-friendly
track record these days, so kudos are in order. They get more kudos for this:

All fans with tickets for Thursday’s game can redeem the used or
unused ticket for a free bleachers, grandstand or terrace seat at a
non-premium game in 2009 or 2010. Fans also have the option of using
their ticket as a coupon to purchase a half-price ticket in any other
non-suite seating location for a non-premium game in 2009 or 2010.

Rain checks are common when the game doesn’t go, but most of time
you’re s.o.l. if you simply don’t want to wait around for the game.
This was a rather extraordinary delay, however, and good for the
Yankees for acknowledging it.

Blue Jays place Aaron Sanchez on 10-day disabled list

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The Blue Jays placed right-hander Aaron Sanchez on the 10-day disabled list with a contusion in his right index finger, per a team announcement on Saturday. The assignment is retroactive to Friday. In a corresponding move, righty Marcus Stroman was activated from the DL (right shoulder fatigue) and will take the mound for the Blue Jays at 9:07 PM ET tonight.

Sanchez, 25, is in his fifth season with the club. He hasn’t looked his sharpest so far this year, going 3-5 in 15 starts with a career-worst 4.52 ERA, 5.1 BB/9 and 7.6 SO/9 through 79 2/3 innings. It’s not yet clear how long he’ll be sidelined, though he could miss as little as one turn in the rotation before returning to the roster in the next week or two.

Sanchez isn’t the only struggling starter in Toronto’s rotation, either. Per MLB.com’s Gregor Chisholm, the team placed southpaw Jaime Garcia on the DL (right shoulder tenderness) as well, with lefty reliever Tim Mayza scheduled to take his spot on the roster. In 13 starts this season, Garcia carried a 2-6 record, 6.16 ERA, 4.5 BB/9 and 8.2 SO/9 over 61 1/3 innings. Any further decisions pertaining to the rotation — including Tuesday’s starter against the Astros — have yet to be publicly addressed.