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.

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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 Semien 2B
Cavan Biggio 3B
Bo Bichette SS
Teoscar Hernandez RF
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. 1B
Lourdes Gurriel Jr. LF
Rowdy Tellez DH
Randal Grichuk CF
Danny Jansen C

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

New York Yankees vs. Stripling (R) Position
DJ LeMahieu 2B
Aaron Judge RF
Aaron Hicks CF
Giancarlo Stanton DH
Gleyber Torres SS
Jay Bruce 1B
Gary Sanchez C
Gio Urshela #B
Clint Frazier LF

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 Gamel CF
Cesar Hernandez 2B
Jose Ramirez 3B
Eddie Rosario LF
Franmil Reyes DH
Josh Naylor RF
Jake Bauers 1B
Roberto Perez C
Andres Gimenez SS

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

Detroit Tigers vs. Plesac (R) Position
Robbie Grossman LF
Jeimer Candelario 3B
Willi Castro SS
Miguel Cabrera DH
Jonathan Schoop 1B
Nomar Mazara RF
Wilson Ramos C
Niko Goodrum 2B
JaCoby Jones CF

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 Mullins CF
Trey Mancini 1B
Anthony Santander RF
Ryan Mountcastle DH
Rio Ruiz 2B
Austin Hays LF
Maikel Franco 3B
Freddy Galvis SS
Pedro Severino C

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

Boston Red Sox vs. Harvey (R) Position
Enrique Hernandez CF
Alex Verdugo RF
J.D. Martinez DH
Xander Bogaerts SS
Rafael Devers 3B
Marwin Gonzalez 2B
Bobby Dalbec 1B
Franchy Cordero LF
Kevin Plawecki C

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-Falefa SS
David Dahl DH
Joey Gallo RF
Nick Solak 2B
Nate Lowe 1B
Eli White LF
Jose Trevino C
Leody Taveras CF
Charlie Culberson 3B

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

Kansas City Royals vs. Rangers (R) Position
Whit Merrifield 2B
Andrew Benintendi LF
Carlos Santana 1B
Salvador Perez C
Jorge Soler DH
Michael A. Taylor CF
Kyle Isbel RF
Hanser Alberto 3B
Nicky Lopez SS

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 Frazier 2B
Ke’Bryan Hayes 3B
Bryan Reynolds LF
Colin Moran 1B
Kevin Newman SS
Gregory Polanco RF
Jacob Stallings C
Dustin Fowler CF
Tyler Anderson P

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

Chicago Cubs vs. Anderson (L) Position
Willson Contreras C
Kris Bryant 3B
Anthony Rizzo 1B
Javier Baez SS
Joc Pederson LF
Jake Marisnick CF
Jason Heyward RF
David Bote 2B
Jake Arrieta P

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 Albies 2B
Freddie Freeman 1B
Marcell Ozuna LF
Travis d’Arnaud C
Dansby Swanson SS
Austin Riley 3B
Cristian Pache CF
Charlie Morton P

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

Philadelphia Phillies vs. Wheeler (R) Position
Andrew McCutchen LF
Rhys Hoskins 1B
Bryce Harper RF
J.T. Realmuto C
Alec Bohm 3B
Didi Gregorius SS
Jean Segura 2B
Roman Quinn CF
Zack Wheeler P

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 Altuve 2B
Michael Brantley LF
Aledmys Diaz 3B
Kyle Tucker RF
Carlos Correa SS
Yordan Alvarez DH
Yuli Gurriel 1B
Myles Straw CF
Martin Maldonado C

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

Oakland Athletics vs. McCullers (R) Position
Mark Canha CF
Matt Olson 1B
Matt Chapman 3B
Mitch Moreland DH
Chad Pinder LF
Stephen Piscotty RF
Elvis Andrus SS
Tony Kemp 2B
Aramis Garcia C

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 Edman 2B
Paul Goldschmidt 1B
Nolan Arenado 3B
Paul DeJong SS
Tyler O’Neill LF
Yadier Molina C
Dylan Carlson CF
Justin Williams RF
Adam Wainwright P

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

Cincinnati Reds vs. Wainwright (R) Position
Jesse Winker LF
Nick Castellanos RF
Joey Votto 1B
Eugenio Suarez SS
Mike Moustakas 3B
Jonathan India 2B
Tyler Naquin CF
Tucker Barnhart C
Tyler Mahle P

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 Meadows RF
Manuel Margot LF
Joey Wendle 3B
Yandy Diaz 1B
Kevin Kiermaier CF
Willy Adames SS
Mike Zunino C
Mike Brosseau 2B
Rich Hill P

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

Miami Marlins vs. Hill (L) Position
Miguel Rojas SS
Starling Marte CF
Jesus Aguilar 1B
Garrett Cooper RF
Lewis Brinson LF
Jazz Chisholm 2B
Jon Berti 3B
Chad Wallach C
Elieser Hernandez P

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 Arraez 3B
Jorge Polanco 2B
Byron Buxton CF
Max Kepler RF
Miguel Sano 1B
Jake Cave LF
Ryan Jeffers C
Andrelton Simmons SS
Jose Berrios P

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

Milwaukee Brewers vs. Berrios (R) Position
Kolten Wong 2B
Travis Shaw 3B
Christian Yelich LF
Keston Hiura 1B
Jackie Bradley Jr. RF
Lorenzo Cain CF
Omar Narvaez C
Orlando Arcia SS
Corbin Burnes P

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 Lux 2B
Corey Seager SS
Chris Taylor RF
Cody Bellinger CF
Max Muncy 1B
A.J. Pollock LF
Edwin Rios 3B
Austin Barnes CB
Walker Buehler P

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 Tapia LF
Garrett Hampson CF
Trevor Story SS
Charlie Blackmon RF
C.J. Cron 1B
Ryan McMahon 2B
Josh Fuentes 3B
Dom Nunez C
Jon Gray P

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 Rojas 2B
Ketel Marte CF
Christian Walker 1B
David Peralta LF
Pavin Smith RF
Eduardo Escobar 3B
Josh VanMeter 2B
Stephen Vogt C
Caleb Smith P

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 Machado 3B
Tommy Pham CF
Wil Myers RF
Jake Cronenworth 2B
Ha-seong Kim 2B
Jorge Mateo LF
Victor Caratini C
Joe Musgrove P

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 Anderson SS
Adam Eaton RF
Jose Abreu 1B
Yoan Moncada 3B
Zack Collins C
Yermin Mercedes DH
Luis Robert CF
Andrew Vaughn LF
Nick Madrigal 2B

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

Los Angeles Angels vs. Lynn (R) Position
David Fletcher 2B
Shohei Ohtani DH
Mike Trout CF
Anthony Rendon 3B
Jared Walsh 1B
Justin Upton LF
Jose Iglesias SS
Kurt Suzuki C
Dexter Fowler RF

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 Stella DH
Mike Yastrzemski RF
Donovan Solano 2B
Brandon Belt 1B
Evan Longoria 3B
Alex Dickerson LF
Austin Slater CF
Brandon Crawford SS
Curt Casali C

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

Seattle Mariners vs. Webb (R) Position
Mitch Haniger RF
Ty France DH
Kyle Seager 3B
Evan White 1B
Taylor Trammell CF
Dylan Moore 2B
Jake Fraley LF
Luis Torrens C
J.P. Crawford SS

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

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