MOBILE, Ala.-Saturday's contest against the BayBears has been postponed due to rain. The game will be made up as part of a doubleheader on Sunday, beginning at 1:05 PM. The series is currently tied at one game apiece.
Right-hander Vladimir Gutierrez is still expected to take the mound for the Blue Wahoos for his Double-A debut in game one. The Cuban native is in just his second season of affiliated baseball after signing with the Reds in 2016. He enters this season as the Reds ninth-best prospect according to Baseball America.
Jesus Reyes, who joined the Blue Wahoos in the second half of last season, will take the hill in game two. In 10 games with the Blue Wahoos last season, Reyes went 2-4, 3.31 ERA.
The BayBears will send out a Double-A debutant of their own in Jose Rodriguez, who was a California League Mid-Season All-Star last season with Inland Empire. Rodriguez finished the season ranked fourth in the California League with 134 strikeouts.
Mobile will call upon another right-hander in Ivan Pineyro who spent time playing across three different levels in the Angels farm system last season.
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