NEW YORK (TNS) — Royals rookie Brad Keller did not get a chance to start at Yankee Stadium on his 23rd birthday on Friday night.
The game in the Bronx was postponed because of inclement weather. It will be made up as part of a split doubleheader on Saturday, with game one scheduled for 12:05 p.m. and the second game following at 6:05 p.m.
Keller will be pushed back one day to start the first game, and fellow rookie Heath Fillmyer will make his scheduled start in the second game.
The Royals will have the option of calling up a 26th man for Saturday’s games.
The Royals are currently 31-71, .304, 24.5 games behind division-leading Cleveland and 2.5 games ahead of Baltimore, the worst record in the American League at 31-74. The Royals lost the series opener on Thursday to the Yankees, 7-2.