Monday’s Orioles-Red Sox game postponed

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The Red Sox announced that Monday’s game against the Orioles at Fenway Park has been postponed due to inclement weather. The game has been rescheduled for May 17 at 7:10 PM.

Monday is Patriots Day, a state holiday commemorating the anniversary of the Battles of Lexington and Concord in the American Revolutionary War. Per Evan Drellich of NBC Sports Boston, this will be the first time the Red Sox have postponed their Patriots Day game since 1984. (The 1995 game was cancelled as a result of the strike.)

Poor weather disrupted many of Sunday’s games as well, as the Yankees-Tigers (doubleheader), Braves-Cubs, Angels-Royals, White Sox-Twins, and Blue Jays-Indians games were all postponed.

The next game the Red Sox play will be on Tuesday in Los Angeles against the Angels. David Price is slated to oppose Shohei Ohtani on the mound.

Phillies’ Bryce Harper to miss start of season after elbow surgery

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PHILADELPHIA – Phillies slugger Bryce Harper will miss the start of the 2023 season after he had reconstructive right elbow surgery.

The operation was performed by Dr. Neal ElAttrache in Los Angeles.

Harper is expected to return to Philadelphia’s lineup as the designated hitter by the All-Star break. He could be back in right field by the end of the season, according to the team.

The 30-year-old Harper suffered a small ulnar collateral ligament tear in his elbow in April. He last played right field at Miami on April 16. He had a platelet-rich plasma injection in May and shifted to designated hitter.

Harper met Nov. 14 with ElAttrache, who determined the tear did not heal on its own, necessitating surgery.

Even with the elbow injury, Harper led the Phillies to their first World Series since 2009, where they lost in six games to Houston. He hit .349 with six homers and 13 RBIs in 17 postseason games.

In late June, Harper suffered a broken thumb when he was hit by a pitch and was sidelined for two months. The two-time NL MVP still hit .286 with 18 homers and 65 RBIs for the season.

Harper left Washington and signed a 13-year, $330 million contract with the Phillies in 2019. A seven-time All-Star, Harper has 285 career home runs.

With Harper out, the Phillies could use Nick Castellanos and Kyle Schwarber at designated hitter. J.T. Realmuto also could serve as the DH when he needs a break from his catching duties.