BALTIMORE, JULY 12 -- The Baltimore Orioles' game tonight against the Minnesota Twins at Memorial Stadium was postponed by rain. It is to be made up Friday night as part of a doubleheader beginning at 5:05 p.m.

The Orioles' Pete Harnisch and the Twins' Kevin Tapani, tonight's scheduled pitchers, were announced as the starters for Friday night's first game. In the second game, Baltimore's Dave Johnson is set to oppose David West.

Cal Ripken likely will tie and surpass Everett Scott's major league record for most consecutive games played at one position. Ripken has played 1,306 of his 1,333 consecutive games at shortstop. Scott played 1,307 consecutive games at shortstop for the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox in 1916-25. Ripken played the first 27 games of his streak at third base.

Roster Decisions Due

Baltimore Orioles Manager Frank Robinson tonight set tentative dates for the activations of outfielder Phil Bradley and pitcher Joe Price from the disabled list.

Both told General Manager Roland Hemond they didn't think rehabilitation assignments would help them.

Bradley, who had arthroscopic surgery to repair torn cartilage in his left wrist June 22, "more than likely" will return Friday, Robinson said.

After tonight's game had been postponed, Robinson said Price would not pitch in a simulated game Friday, as had been planned, because of the doubleheader. Instead, Price will throw in the bullpen.

Also after the postponement:

Robinson said Bradley "still most likely will be back tomorrow {Friday}. I'd like the odds if I was going to the track," Robinson said.

Robinson said outfielder Steve Finley will play in one of Friday night's games. Finley hasn't played, except once as a pinch hitter, since last Friday because of a sore left (throwing) shoulder caused by a hitting drill that involves swinging a bat with one hand.

He bats left-handed and normally plays against right-handed pitchers. But he wasn't scheduled to start tonight against Tapani, a right-hander.

Hemond has discussed the merits of Rene Gonzales on the roster, and tonight said the progress of Chris Hoiles, the team's third catcher, since being recalled from Rochester June 4 "is not being retarded."

Because of what Hemond said about Hoiles and Gonzales, it would appear outfielder Brad Komminsk and left-handed reliever Kevin Hickey are in danger of losing their spots when Bradley is reactivated. The Orioles have four outfielders on their roster and 11 pitchers.

Komminsk had one extra-base hit in his previous 25 games before homering Wednesday night in a 7-5 victory over the Royals. He is three for 11 with two RBI in his last three games. Hickey, who is used almost exclusively against left-handers, has allowed 10 hits and a sacrifice fly in his last 18 encounters against left-handed batters.

Hoiles has 28 at-bats in 10 games since his recall from Rochester where he was batting .394 in 38 games. He has not played since July 5.

Gonzales last played on Sunday, but has not batted since June 13 and hasn't started since June 3.

Bradley was something less than pleased about the delay in his activation. He has been swinging a bat for more than a week, took batting practice tonight for a fourth consecutive day and has been cleared to play by the doctor who operated on his wrist, Hugh Baugher.

"I made the assumption, the false idea they would be happy to get me back as soon as I could get back," Bradley said. "I was ready to play yesterday. They say they want me back as quickly as I can get back. . . . The two stories aren't jibing. They can't justify why it's taking so long."

Bradley said Hemond today brought up the possibility of a three-day rehabilitation assignment. "Twelve at-bats," Bradley said.