MLB Injury News & Starting Lineups (April 3): Mookie Betts, Justin Turner (Rest) Out for Dodgers

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Below are the projected starting lineups for each team playing on Friday's MLB slate. For real-time updates to these lineups, check out our Action Labs MLB lineups page.


5 p.m. ET: Mookie Betts and Justin Turner are both not in the lineup for the Dodgers' game against the Rockies. It is considered a day of rest for both. Edwin Rios and Chris Taylor are getting starts in their sted.


2 p.m. ET: Twins third baseman Josh Donaldson is confirmed out of the lineup for Saturday's game against the Brewers. Luis Arraez will start at third in Donaldson's place, with Jake Cave taking Arraez's place in left field.

Astros third baseman Alex Bregman is also out of the lineup, but it is just rest.


12:15 p.m. ET: Kansas City Royals third baseman Hunter Dozier will not play in Saturday's game against the Texas Rangers with a swollen right thumb. Dozier, who signed a four-year, $25-million extension during Spring Training, exited the opener on Thusrday with the injury. Hanser Alberto is getting the start on Saturday in his place.

The move is considered day-to-day and no roster move is imminent, according to Lynn Worthy of the Kansas City Star.


Josh Donaldson left the Minnesota Twins' Opening Day loss to the Milwaukee Brewers after experiencing right hamstring tightness, and his status or the second game on Saturday evening is still up in the air.

Be sure to stay tuned to the Action Labs MLB lineups page for the status of Donaldson and every player on Saturday's 14-game slate.

Toronto Blue Jays vs. New York Yankees, 1:05 p.m. ET

Probable Starting Pitchers

  • Blue Jays: Ross Stripling (R)
  • Yankees: Corey Kluber (R)

Projected Lineups

Toronto Blue Jays vs. Kluber (R)Position
Marcus Semien2B
Cavan Biggio3B
Bo BichetteSS
Teoscar HernandezRF
Vladimir Guerrero Jr.1B
Lourdes Gurriel Jr.LF
Rowdy TellezDH
Randal GrichukCF
Danny JansenC

Key Players Projected In: Marcus Semien, Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
Key Players Projected Out: None

New York Yankees vs. Stripling (R)Position
DJ LeMahieu2B
Aaron JudgeRF
Aaron HicksCF
Giancarlo StantonDH
Gleyber TorresSS
Jay Bruce1B
Gary SanchezC
Gio Urshela#B
Clint FrazierLF

Key Players Projected In: Aaron Judge, DJ LeMahieu, Gary Sanchez, Giancarlo Stanton, Gio Urshela, Gleyber Torres
Key Players Projected Out: None

Cleveland Indians vs. Detroit Tigers, 1:10 p.m. ET

Probable Starting Pitchers

  • Indians: Zach Plesac (R)
  • Tigers: Julio Teheran (R)

Projected Lineups

Cleveland Indians vs. Teheran (R)Position
Ben GamelCF
Cesar Hernandez2B
Jose Ramirez3B
Eddie RosarioLF
Franmil ReyesDH
Josh NaylorRF
Jake Bauers1B
Roberto PerezC
Andres GimenezSS

Key Players Projected In: Jose Ramirez
Key Players Projected Out: None

Detroit Tigers vs. Plesac (R)Position
Robbie GrossmanLF
Jeimer Candelario3B
Willi CastroSS
Miguel CabreraDH
Jonathan Schoop1B
Nomar MazaraRF
Wilson RamosC
Niko Goodrum2B
JaCoby JonesCF

Key Players Projected In: None
Key Players Projected Out: None

Baltimore Orioles vs. Boston Red Sox, 1:10 p.m. ET

Probable Starting Pitchers

  • Orioles: MattHarvey (R)
  • Red Sox: Tanner Houck (R)

Projected Lineups

Baltimore Orioles vs. Houck (R)Position
Cedric MullinsCF
Trey Mancini1B
Anthony SantanderRF
Ryan MountcastleDH
Rio Ruiz2B
Austin HaysLF
Maikel Franco3B
Freddy GalvisSS
Pedro SeverinoC

Key Players Projected In: None
Key Players Projected Out: None

Boston Red Sox vs. Harvey (R)Position
Enrique HernandezCF
Alex VerdugoRF
J.D. MartinezDH
Xander BogaertsSS
Rafael Devers3B
Marwin Gonzalez2B
Bobby Dalbec1B
Franchy CorderoLF
Kevin PlaweckiC

Key Players Projected In: J.D. Martinez, Rafael Devers, Xander Bogaerts
Key Players Projected Out: None

Texas Rangers vs. Kansas City Royals, 2:10 p.m. ET

Probable Starting Pitchers

  • Rangers: Kohei Arihara (R)
  • Royals: Mike Minor (L)

Projected Lineups

Texas Rangers vs. Minor (L)Position
Isiah Kiner-FalefaSS
David DahlDH
Joey GalloRF
Nick Solak2B
Nate Lowe1B
Eli WhiteLF
Jose TrevinoC
Leody TaverasCF
Charlie Culberson3B

Key Players Projected In: Joey Gallo
Key Players Projected Out: None

Kansas City Royals vs. Rangers (R)Position
Whit Merrifield2B
Andrew BenintendiLF
Carlos Santana1B
Salvador PerezC
Jorge SolerDH
Michael A. TaylorCF
Kyle IsbelRF
Hanser Alberto3B
Nicky LopezSS

Key Players Projected In: Andrew Benintendi, Jorge Soler, Salvador Perez, Whit Merrifield
Key Players Projected Out: Hunter Dozier

Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Chicago Cubs, 2:20 p.m. ET

Probable Starting Pitchers

  • Pirates: Tyler Anderson (L)
  • Cubs: Jake Arrieta (R)

Projected Lineups

Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Arrieta (R)Position
Adam Frazier2B
Ke'Bryan Hayes3B
Bryan ReynoldsLF
Colin Moran1B
Kevin NewmanSS
Gregory PolancoRF
Jacob StallingsC
Dustin FowlerCF
Tyler AndersonP

Key Players Projected In: None
Key Players Projected Out: None

Chicago Cubs vs. Anderson (L)Position
Willson ContrerasC
Kris Bryant3B
Anthony Rizzo1B
Javier BaezSS
Joc PedersonLF
Jake MarisnickCF
Jason HeywardRF
David Bote2B
Jake ArrietaP

Key Players Projected In: Anthony Rizzo, Javier Baez, Kris Bryant, Willson Contreras
Key Players Projected Out: None

Atlanta Braves vs. Philadelphia Phillies, 4:05 p.m. ET

Probable Starting Pitchers

  • Braves: Charlie Morton (R)
  • Phillies: Zack Wheeler (R)

Projected Lineups

Atlanta Braves vs. Wheeler (R)Position
Ronald Acuna Jr.RF
Ozzie Albies2B
Freddie Freeman1B
Marcell OzunaLF
Travis d'ArnaudC
Dansby SwansonSS
Austin Riley3B
Cristian PacheCF
Charlie MortonP

Key Players Projected In: Freddie Freeman, Ozzie Albies, Ronald Acuna Jr.
Key Players Projected Out: None

Philadelphia Phillies vs. Wheeler (R)Position
Andrew McCutchenLF
Rhys Hoskins1B
Bryce HarperRF
J.T. RealmutoC
Alec Bohm3B
Didi GregoriusSS
Jean Segura2B
Roman QuinnCF
Zack WheelerP

Key Players Projected In: Bryce Harper, J.T. Realmuto, Rhys Hoskins
Key Players Projected Out: Adam Haseley

Houston Astros vs. Oakland Athletics, 4:07 p.m. ET

Probable Starting Pitchers

  • Astros: Lance McCullers Jr. (R)
  • Athletics: Cole Irvin (R)

Projected Lineups

Houston Astros vs. Irvin (R)Position
Jose Altuve2B
Michael BrantleyLF
Aledmys Diaz3B
Kyle TuckerRF
Carlos CorreaSS
Yordan AlvarezDH
Yuli Gurriel1B
Myles StrawCF
Martin MaldonadoC

Key Players Projected In: Carlos Correa, Jose Altuve
Key Players Projected Out: Alex Bregman

Oakland Athletics vs. McCullers (R)Position
Mark CanhaCF
Matt Olson1B
Matt Chapman3B
Mitch MorelandDH
Chad PinderLF
Stephen PiscottyRF
Elvis AndrusSS
Tony Kemp2B
Aramis GarciaC

Key Players Projected In: Matt Chapman, Matt Olson
Key Players Projected Out: None

St. Louis Cardinals vs. Cincinnati Reds, 4:10 p.m. ET

Probable Starting Pitchers

  • Cardinals: Adam Wainwright (R)
  • Reds: Tyler Mahle (R)

Projected Lineups

St. Louis Cardinals vs. Mahle (R)Position
Tommy Edman2B
Paul Goldschmidt1B
Nolan Arenado3B
Paul DeJongSS
Tyler O'NeillLF
Yadier MolinaC
Dylan CarlsonCF
Justin WilliamsRF
Adam WainwrightP

Key Players Projected In: Nolan Arenado, Paul Goldschmidt
Key Players Projected Out: None

Cincinnati Reds vs. Wainwright (R)Position
Jesse WinkerLF
Nick CastellanosRF
Joey Votto1B
Eugenio SuarezSS
Mike Moustakas3B
Jonathan India2B
Tyler NaquinCF
Tucker BarnhartC
Tyler MahleP

Key Players Projected In: Eugenio Suarez, Mike Moustakas, Nick Castellanos
Key Players Projected Out: None

Tampa Bay Rays vs. Miami Marlins, 6:10 p.m. ET

Probable Starting Pitchers

  • Rays: Rich Hill (L)
  • Marlins: Elieser Hernandez (R)

Projected Lineups

Tampa Bay Rays vs. Hernandez (R)Position
Austin MeadowsRF
Manuel MargotLF
Joey Wendle3B
Yandy Diaz1B
Kevin KiermaierCF
Willy AdamesSS
Mike ZuninoC
Mike Brosseau2B
Rich HillP

Key Players Projected In: Austin Meadows
Key Players Projected Out: None

Miami Marlins vs. Hill (L)Position
Miguel RojasSS
Starling MarteCF
Jesus Aguilar1B
Garrett CooperRF
Lewis BrinsonLF
Jazz Chisholm2B
Jon Berti3B
Chad WallachC
Elieser HernandezP

Key Players Projected In: Starling Marte
Key Players Projected Out: None

Minnesota Twins vs. Milwaukee Brewers, 7:10 p.m. ET

Probable Starting Pitchers

  • Twins: Jose Berrios (R)
  • Brewers: Corbin Burnes (R)

Projected Lineups

Minnesota Twins vs. Burnes (R)Position
Luis Arraez3B
Jorge Polanco2B
Byron BuxtonCF
Max KeplerRF
Miguel Sano1B
Jake CaveLF
Ryan JeffersC
Andrelton SimmonsSS
Jose BerriosP

Key Players Projected In: None
Key Players Projected Out: Josh Donaldson, Nelson Cruz

Milwaukee Brewers vs. Berrios (R)Position
Kolten Wong2B
Travis Shaw3B
Christian YelichLF
Keston Hiura1B
Jackie Bradley Jr.RF
Lorenzo CainCF
Omar NarvaezC
Orlando ArciaSS
Corbin BurnesP

Key Players Projected In: Christian Yelich
Key Players Projected Out: None

Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Colorado Rockies, 8:10 p.m. ET

Probable Starting Pitchers

  • Dodgers: Walker Buehler (R)
  • Rockies: Jon Gray (R)

Projected Lineups

Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Gray (R)Position
Gain Lux2B
Corey SeagerSS
Chris TaylorRF
Cody BellingerCF
Max Muncy1B
A.J. PollockLF
Edwin Rios3B
Austin BarnesCB
Walker BuehlerP

Key Players Projected In: Cody Bellinger, Max Muncy, Walker Buehler
Key Players Projected Out: Justin Turner, Mookie Betts

Colorado Rockies vs. Gray (R)Position
Raimel TapiaLF
Garrett HampsonCF
Trevor StorySS
Charlie BlackmonRF
C.J. Cron1B
Ryan McMahon2B
Josh Fuentes3B
Dom NunezC
Jon GrayP

Key Players Projected In: Charlie Blackmon, Trevor Story
Key Players Projected Out: None

Arizona Diamondbacks vs. San Diego Padres, 8:40 p.m. ET

Probable Starting Pitchers

  • Diamondbacks: Caleb Smith (L)
  • Padres: Joe Musgrove (R)

Projected Lineups

Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Musgrove (R)Position
Josh Rojas2B
Ketel MarteCF
Christian Walker1B
David PeraltaLF
Pavin SmithRF
Eduardo Escobar3B
Josh VanMeter2B
Stephen VogtC
Caleb SmithP

Key Players Projected In: David Peralta, Ketel Marte
Key Players Projected Out: None

San Diego Padres vs. Smith (L)Position
Fernando Tatis Jr.SS
Manny Machado3B
Tommy PhamCF
Wil MyersRF
Jake Cronenworth2B
Ha-seong Kim2B
Jorge MateoLF
Victor CaratiniC
Joe MusgroveP

Key Players Projected In: Eric Hosmer, Fernando Tatis Jr., Manny Machado, Tommy Pham
Key Players Projected Out: None

Chicago White Sox vs. Los Angeles Angels, 9:07 p.m. ET

Probable Starting Pitchers

  • White Sox: Lance Lynn (R)
  • Angels: Alex Cobb (R)

Projected Lineups

Chicago White Sox vs. Cobb (R)Position
Tim AndersonSS
Adam EatonRF
Jose Abreu1B
Yoan Moncada3B
Zack CollinsC
Yermin MercedesDH
Luis RobertCF
Andrew VaughnLF
Nick Madrigal2B

Key Players Projected In: Jose Abreu, Tim Anderson, Yoan Moncada
Key Players Projected Out: Yasmani Grandal

Los Angeles Angels vs. Lynn (R)Position
David Fletcher2B
Shohei OhtaniDH
Mike TroutCF
Anthony Rendon3B
Jared Walsh1B
Justin UptonLF
Jose IglesiasSS
Kurt SuzukiC
Dexter FowlerRF

Key Players Projected In: Anthony Rendon, Mike Trout, Shohei Ohtani
Key Players Projected Out: None

San Francisco Giants vs. Seattle Mariners, 9:10 p.m. ET

Probable Starting Pitchers

  • Giants: Logan Webb (R)
  • Mariners: Chris Flexen (R)

Projected Lineups

San Francisco Giants vs. Flexen (R)Position
Tommy La StellaDH
Mike YastrzemskiRF
Donovan Solano2B
Brandon Belt1B
Evan Longoria3B
Alex DickersonLF
Austin SlaterCF
Brandon CrawfordSS
Curt CasaliC

Key Players Projected In: None
Key Players Projected Out: None

Seattle Mariners vs. Webb (R)Position
Mitch HanigerRF
Ty FranceDH
Kyle Seager3B
Evan White1B
Taylor TrammellCF
Dylan Moore2B
Jake FraleyLF
Luis TorrensC
J.P. CrawfordSS

Key Players Projected In: Mitch Haniger
Key Players Projected Out: None

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