A victim in the postponement of Wednesday's Rangers-Diamondbacks game is Texas pitcher Martin Perez.

Unplayable field conditions caused by heavy rain led to the postponement.

During the storm that included lightning, gusty winds and heavy rains, the infield was soaked while the grounds crew struggled to get the tarp on the field.
Though the rain stopped and the grounds crew had been working on the field, Rangers officials announced the postponement just about an hour after the scheduled start.
That decision was made after Rangers manager Ron Washington and Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson gathered with other officials, including Rangers CEO Nolan Ryan and general manager Jon Daniels, to survey the field.
Washington said afterward that the home plate area was too soft. So were the paths between the plate and first base, and third base and home.
Perez, a 22-year-old Venezuelan right-hander, will be skipped for his scheduled start on Saturday. And with Alexi Ogando getting ready to return to the rotation on the next road trip, Perez might have to wait a while before getting another starting opportunity.

The scheduled starters for Wednesday night, the Rangers' Justin Grimm and Arizona's Brandon McCarthy, will be pushed back for Thursday's 1:05 p.m. CT start.

That moves Thursday's original scheduled starter, Derek Holland, back to Friday for the opener of a three-game series against Kansas City. Nick Tepesch goes on Saturday, followed by Yu Darvish on Sunday.