CINCINNATI, Ohio -- The Reds lost a game to the weather -- a recurring problem this season -- and took a couple more steps toward getting some injured players back on the roster. NMD Clearance . The opening game of a series with the Chicago Cubs was postponed on Monday following a 57-minute delay to the first pitch. It was the eighth postponement in 12 years at Great American Ball Park. The game wasnt immediately rescheduled. Manager Bryan Price said the game wont be made up during this series. The Cubs visit for a four-game series from July 7-10. "Theres no way well make it up in this series," Price said. "The way it works out, well probably be able to make it up during that series in July before the All-Star break." Rain has been a problem in Cincinnati this season. The Reds have had one game postponed and another suspended overnight because of rain. Theyve had rain delays for four of the 10 games totalling 8 hours, 57 minutes. The teams will stay on schedule with their starters. Chicagos Jeff Samardzija will face the Reds Alfredo Simon on Tuesday night. It will be Simons first scheduled start since an unidentified woman filed a civil lawsuit against him in a Washington, D.C. court last Thursday, claiming he sexually assaulted her in a hotel one year ago. "I take him at his word that nothing happened and hes assured me that hes ready to pitch and his focus is on pitching," Price said. Simon has been one of Cincinnatis best starters while filling in for the injured Mat Latos, who had surgery to repair torn cartilage in his right knee on Feb. 14. Simon is 3-1 with a 1.30 earned run average in four starts. Latos had a setback in his recovery from the knee problem when he developed soreness in his pitching forearm near the elbow. He has resumed playing catch and could get back to throwing off the bullpen mound later this week. "Once we get him on the mound a couple of times, then we go out there and do a simulated game and then get him into rehab games," Price said. "Hes not like starting from square one, even though hes just playing catch now. "If we dont have any setbacks, we should be able to progress pretty quickly through this rehab." Closer Aroldis Chapman is scheduled to throw to Reds batters again on Tuesday before the game. If that goes well, he could start a rehab stint in the minors. Chapman was hit on the forehead by a line drive on March 19 and had a metal plate inserted in his forehead to help fractures heal. "If everything goes well with that (on Tuesday), then we anticipate getting him out on a short rehab and then having him back with us pretty quickly," Price said. Samardzija is trying to break a streak of 11 straight starts without a win since last Aug. 30. Samardzija has pitched well -- quality starts his last eight games -- but the Cubs have scored only 21 runs while he was on the mound in the last 10 games. Last Wednesday, Samardzija left with a 5-2 lead before Arizona rallied for a 7-5 win. The Cubs havent fared well against the Reds overall. They dropped two of three at Wrigley Field this month and havent won the season series against Cincinnati since 2009. Theyre 6-16 against Cincinnati over the last two seasons and 10-28 over the last three. NOTES: Cubs RH Jake Arrieta will be activated off the DL and could start later this week. Hes been sidelined since March 21 with tightness in his pitching shoulder. RH Carlos Villanueva will move into the bullpen. ... RF Nate Schierholtz was going to get a day off. ... The Reds Skip Schumaker started a rehab assignment at Triple-A Louisville on Monday. Hes recovering from a separated left shoulder sustained during spring training. NMD Cheap . The United States clinched the final berth into the Ford Worlds, March 28-April 6 at Scotiabank Centre in Halifax, on Saturday in Blaine, Minn. NMD China . Freddie Roach said if the Rios fight "does not go well, we will seriously talk about his retirement," but that Pacquiao was training as well as ever for the Nov. https://www.cheapnmdoutlet.com/ . PETERSBURG, Fla.Alex Meyer knew this day would come. More than four years after his teammate and good friend died during an open water swimming race — a senseless, avoidable tragedy, in the view of Meyer and so many others — the sport is going back to the desert country where it occurred.For Meyer, that is simply inexcusable.Not now, he says defiantly.Not until the world governing body owns up to its role in the death of Fran Crippen.I really think its the wrong thing to do, for so many reasons, said Meyer, who competed at the London Olympics and hopes to make the U.S. team for the 2016 Rio Games. Im frustrated because I feel like FINA still has not taken responsibility for what happened.Crippen perished during a 10-kilometre race in the United Arab Emirates in October 2010, disappearing on the course without anyone noticing. Meyer, who counted Crippen among his closest friends, was among the first to recognize that something was wrong, demanding a search that finally led to the discovery of Crippens body two hours later. An autopsy found the 26-year-old from suburban Philadelphia died from drowning and heat exhaustion, though it didnt exclude other factors.There was no question that safety procedures were woefully inadequate, and numerous swimmers claimed the event shouldnt have been held on such a sweltering day.Over the next few years, through one Olympic cycle and into another, no open water races were scheduled in the U.A.E.Thats about to change.FINA has approved a 10-k World Cup race for March 13 in Abu Dhabi, contingent on the organizers pulling off a February test event for local swimmers without any problems.Meyer wont be there. No other Americans are expected, either, after USA Swimming objected to the event by saying it wouldnt send a team.Speaking with The Associated Press from his training base in Knoxville, Tennessee, Meyer said he was offended when FINA executive director Cornel Marculescu said we dont know why Crippen died.Really? I know damn well how he died, Meyer said, his voice rising in anger. It was way too hot, there was no supervision and no emergency response. Plain and simple. To say they dont know is just brazenly arrogant, in my opinion. Theyre going to get away with murder and continue to do the same thing.Meyer said it was just a matter of time before FINA scheduled another race in the oil-rich nation, which is eager to boost its sporting profile by hosting major international events. He figures thiss is nothing more than a financial decision, a chance to cash in on a big payday while ignoring those who feel FINAs upgraded safety standards are still not enough — especially when it comes to maximum water temperatures. NMD Store. Believe me, that money doesnt trickle down to the athletes, Meyer grumbled. It will be the same (explitive) prize money that it is for every World Cup. We travel halfway around the world and if we win, we get $2,500. Whoop-de-doo.Emily Hanson, a former U.S. open water swimmer and good friend of Crippens, told the AP on Saturday that its way too soon to return to the U.A.E., especially when theres still debate over FINA allowing races to be held in waters as warm as 31 degrees Celsius (88 degrees Fahrenheit).Weve not done enough research, said Hansen, who retired shortly after Crippens death — partly because of that — and now serves on USA Swimmings open water steering committee. Not enough regulations have been put into place to say, Yeah, were ready.Marculescu told the AP it would be unfair to prohibit the U.A.E. from ever hosting another event because of Crippens death.You cannot banish a federation for life, he said, while shrugging off USA Swimmings decision to skip the event. Its up to them. Its not mandatory.Another American swimmer, Andrew Gemmell, said theres no way hed compete in the U.A.E., where the average temperatures for March, while not as hot as they are in October when Crippen died, can still climb into the upper 80s. Like Meyer, he plans to fill the gap on his schedule with the March 28 Crippen Cup meet in Florida, named after the late swimmer.Its an absolute travesty theyre going back (to Abu Dhabi) when theres so many other wonderful locations, Gemmell, a 2012 Olympian, told the AP. Weve got the whole world to pick from, and were going back to a place that hasnt been prepared in the past and hasnt shown theyre prepared now to host an open water race.Meyer said hes especially troubled that FINA technical committee member Ayman Saad, who was in charge of the 2010 event, has reportedly been assigned to oversee the March race.I dont think he should get a second chance, Meyer said. If a doctor goes into the operating room and is not prepared, its his first time doing the procedure and he screws up, hurts somebody, injures somebody, even kills somebody, does he get a second chance? No way.___Follow Paul Newberry on Twitter at www.twitter.com/pnewberry1963 ' ' '