BALTIMORE—The Orioles, after consulting with Major League Baseball and state and local officials, announced around 11:20 p.m. ET that Tuesday night’s game against the White Sox has been postponed.
It is the second consecutive postponement for Baltimore, which has captivated national news as protests that started over the weekend for the deceased Freddie Gray have grown violent in pockets of the city. Baltimore was declared to be in a state of emergency late Monday night and the National Guard have been summoned to help restore peace.
The Orioles have not announced a makeup date for either Monday or Tuesday’s game yet and fans are encouraged to keep their tickets and parking passes until more information is made available.
There has been no announcement on the status of Wednesday’s game yet, though the citywide curfew from 10 p.m.- 5 a.m. ET has a direct effect on the Orioles scheduled 7 p.m. ET contest. The team is mulling over options, including playing day games and at a different venue, for the rest of the week. The O’s have an off day on Thursday and are slated to play Friday and Saturday night against Tampa Bay. Sunday is an afternoon game.
Ubaldo Jimenez was slated to start Monday and Tuesday’s postponed games for the Orioles and it wasn’t immediately known if the rotation would be altered for the rest of the homestand.