Shohei Ohtani's start postponed after MLB first planned to play through 30-degree weather

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Kansas City Royals were initially told by Major League Baseball to play through 30-degree temperatures before postponing Sunday’s game against the Los Angeles Angels, who were primed to start breakout two-way player Shohei Ohtani.

“We had internal discussions about it, and we talked about it with MLB,’’ Royals GM Dayton Moore told USA TODAY Sports, “but they made it very clear that unless there’s rain or snow, the game will be played. We’re in a very unique and abnormal weather pattern. There’s not a lot we can do about it.

“It’s not fun for anybody.’’

Ultimately, the game was postponed about 25 minutes before the 2:15 ET start. Ohtani will make his third start on Tuesday, at home against the Boston Red Sox. 

This is the Angels’ lone trip of the season to Kansas City, but if the Angels were a division opponent and coming back twice to Kansas City, or if this was the first game of the series,’’ Moore said, “it likely would be postponed.

 “The conditions are less than ideal,’’…

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