BOSTON – The Rays had reason to want to play Friday night, primarily because they had one of their top starters, Charlie Morton, slated to be on the mound as they sought to avenge last weekend’s sweep at the Trop by the Red Sox.But there were good reasons not to, with temperatures in the 40s, a light rain falling and heavier coming, and the game was called about 50 minutes before scheduled first pitch.“Obviously you appreciate the (early) decision,’’ Rays manager Kevin Cash said. “We wanted to play though. You line it up and we’ve got Charlie starting on Friday night at this ballpark, that’s a good thing. But totally understand, we don’t want to go out there and lose a starter, or play in freezing rain and all that other stuff.’’The game will be made up as the second half of what now will be a day-night doubleheader on June 8, with games at 1:05 and 6:10.That date, chosen by the Red Sox in consultation with MLB officials, is not particularly accommodating to the Rays, as it comes during what already was a vexing portion of their schedule. With the makeup game, the Rays now will play 21 games in a 20 day stretch, 34 in 34 days and 47 in 48 days leading up to the All-Star break. The Rays also return to Boston July 30-Aug. 1 during a less challenging stretch.Morton will be bumped back to Saturday’s game, and thus will be pitching on six days’ rest, as will Tyler Glasnow when he now starts on Sunday. The Rays plan to give Yonny Chirinos a start on Monday in Kansas City, with Blake Snell, who returned from the injured list on Wednesday, pitching on Tuesday.The preliminary timetable for infielder Joey Wendle’s return after having his right wrist fractured by a pitch Wednesday is six-to-eight weeks, which means they’ll be without him at least into June. “It’s going to be a while,’’ Cash said. “And that’s a very soft six-eight weeks. It stinks.’’ With Wendle out, the Rays called up Christian Arroyo, who was on a bit of a roll at Triple-A, with hits in his last eight games, and an overall .310 average and .917 OPS. “Playing every day and kind of getting that well-needed timing back,’’ Arroyo said. “Kind of the stuff I missed last year (due to injuries).’’ Arroyo is likely to play third Saturday and Sunday against Sox lefties Price and Sale.The thought that lefty Ryan Yarbrough, who won 16 games last year while often pitching behind an opener, would benefit from more regular work at Triple-A was part of the somewhat surprising demotion after Wednesday’s game, Cash said. “First and foremost, it was a really difficult decision,’’ he said. “Yarbs did so many good things for us last year as a young pitcher. In all fairness to him, it probably wasn’t the best or smoothest way to start the season. We had kind of a quirkiness to the schedule and then unfortunately he got sick so he never got stretched out. As we were getting him stretched out the other day against Kansas City, he kind of got beat up a little bit. So this will be good for him to get back into the rotation in Durham and then we know we can call on him here in the near future.’’Price is confident his current Red Sox team will shake its sluggish 11-15 start and soon start playing better and winning more. But he is also certain, who woke up Friday with an MLB best 16-9 record, are major competition. “They’re not going anywhere,’’ Price said. They seem to continually run really good teams out there. … I don’t know if anyone has more depth at the big-league level like Tampa Bay does right now, with guys being able to come off the bench, and matchups and whatnot, and their bullpen. They’ve got a good team.’’Ji-Man Choi was slated to play for the first time since leaving last Saturday’s game with a left calf strain, although at DH to ease stress on the leg. … Had the game started with heavier rains coming with an hour or so, the Rays likely would have held back Morton and started Ryne Stanek as an opener with relievers to follow. … The Sox planned to start Triple-A call-up righty Josh Smith, who Cash admitted the Rays didn’t have much info on. “We have video on him, it’s just not a ton,’’ he said. “There’s video. I think he was in a Reds uniform (from 2015-16). There might be some (Triple-A) Pawtucket video of him. And there’s about five different Josh Smiths out there, a right-handed one, a left-handed one.''* Cash said there was no update on reliever Hunter Wood, who remains on the family medical emergency list following the premature birth of his daughter. Cash said Wednesday the baby was fine and being monitored.* Class A Bowling Green outfielder Bryce Brown was suspended 50 games without pay after a second positive test for a drug of abuse. Brown, a 2017 15th-round pick, was hitting .200 with a .648 OPS in 13 games.* Discounted $7.11 tickets for the May 10 game vs. the Yankees are nearly sold out; coupons are available at a certain convenience store chain.* Touted prospect Wander Franco, 18, hit two homers Thursday for Bowling Green to extend his hitting streak to eight games and raise his average to .333 with a 1.041 OPS.* Cash, coaches Chad Mottola and Paul Hoover and clubhouse manager Ryan Denlinger went to the Thursday’s Bruins-Blue Jackets NHL playoff game.