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Briefs

Phillies delay early for rain

– The Phillies’ home opener against Milwaukee today was postponed Sunday because the weather forecast calls for heavy rain.

The game was rescheduled for 4:05 p.m. Tuesday.

Kyle Kendrick is slated to pitch for Philadelphia and Kyle Lohse will go for the Brewers.

Tigers play through replay system glitch

Baseball’s replay system hit a snag in the Motor City.

It was temporarily unavailable for Detroit early in its game against Baltimore on Sunday.

Both managers were informed during the first inning. The technical problem was fixed after a little more than a half inning, Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said.

Crew chief Gary Cederstrom insisted he did not know how long Detroit’s replay system was down, but said the Orioles were free to make use of their system while the Tigers’ was not working.

“Everybody could do their challenges,” Cederstrom said after Baltimore’s 3-1 victory.

Around the league

Indians center fielder Michael Bourn will need to play in a few more minor league games as he recovers from a hamstring injury. Bourn has been out with a strained left hamstring, which he hurt during training camp and had operated on during the offseason. …

Pittsburgh’s top pitching prospect Jameson Taillon will have Tommy John surgery. …

Boston placed third baseman Will Middlebrooks on the 15-day disabled list (right calf strain) and called up infielder Brock Holt from Triple-A Pawtucket. … Texas activated right-hander Yu Darvish from the 15-day disabled list and optioned right-hander Nick Martinez to Double-A Frisco. … Washington third baseman Ryan Zimmerman is awaiting the results of an MRI on his troublesome right shoulder.

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