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Monday's Rays-Yankees game rained out

Monday's Rays-Yankees game rained out

TAMPA, Fla. -- Monday's Grapefruit League contest between the Yankees and Rays at George M. Steinbrenner Field was cancelled due to rain.

An official announcement was made at 4:40 p.m. ET.

Because his start was washed out, A.J. Burnett's final spring outing came by pitching a simulated game in the batting cages, but the Yankees' plans were not largely affected.

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"It disrupts a little bit, but not really anything that we necessarily wanted to see," Yankees manager Joe Girardi said. "You would have liked to see A.J. pitch another game, and you had some relievers that were going to throw, probably."

New York has one Spring Training game remaining on its schedule, a 1:05 p.m. ET matchup with the Tigers on Tuesday. Freddy Garcia is slated to make that start for New York, his final tuneup before drawing an assignment as the Yankees' fifth starter, and Bartolo Colon is also expected to see duty in relief.

Tampa Bay has two games on its schedule. The Rays will visit the Red Sox in Fort Myers, Fla., on Tuesday for a 1:05 p.m. ET contest, their final Grapefruit League game.

They then host the Blue Jays on Wednesday at Tropicana Field for a 4:10 p.m. ET exhibition.

Refunds for Monday's game will be issued in the same method of payment used at the time of purchase. Refunds will not be distributed after Dec. 31, 2011.

Bryan Hoch is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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