MLB Injury News & Starting Lineups (April 2): Smaller Slate Features No Significant Injury Issues

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Steph Chambers/Getty Images. Pictured: T-Mobile Park in Seattle on Opening Day.

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.

The day after Opening Day features seven games, including a weather makeup from Thursday’s rainout between the Baltimore Orioles and Boston Red Sox.

There are no significant injury questions from players slated for today’s lineups at time of publication, but be sure to check the Action Labs MLB page for real-time updates throughout Opening Day.

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Baltimore Orioles vs. Boston Red Sox, 2:10 p.m. ET

Probable Starting Pitchers

  • Orioles: John Means (L)
  • Red Sox: Nathan Eovaldi (R)

Projected Lineups

Baltimore Orioles vs. Eovaldi (R) Position
Cedric Mullins CF
Trey Mancini DH
Anthony Santander RF
Ryan Mountcastle 1B
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. Means (L) Position
Enrique Hernandez 2B
Alex Verdugo CF
J.D. Martinez DH
Xander Bogaerts SS
Rafael Devers 3B
Hunter Renfroe RF
Marwin Gonzalez LF
Christian Vazquez C
Bobby Dalbec 1B

Key Players Projected In: J.D. Martinez, Rafael Devers, Xander Bogaerts

Key Players Projected Out: None

Tampa Bay Rays vs. Miami Marlins, 7:10 p.m. ET

Probable Starting Pitchers

  • Rays: Ryan Yarbrough (L)
  • Marlins: Pablo Lopez (R)

Projected Lineups

Tampa Bay Rays vs. Lopez (R) Position
Yoshitomo Tsutsugo 1B
Austin Meadows LF
Randy Arozarena RF
Brandon Lowe 2B
Yandy Diaz 3B
Joey Wendle SS
Manuel Margot CF
Francisco Mejia C
Ryan Yarbrough P

Key Players Projected In: Austin Meadows

Key Players Projected Out: None

Miami Marlins vs. Yarbrough (L) Position
Miguel Rojas SS
Starling Marte CF
Jesus Aguiar 1B
Garrett Cooper RF
Brian Anderson 3B
Adam Duvall LF
Jazz Chisholm 2B
Jorge Alfaro C
Pablo Lopez P

Key Players Projected In: Starling Marte

Key Players Projected Out: None

Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Colorado Rockies, 8:40 p.m. ET

Probable Starting Pitchers

  • Dodgers: Trevor Bauer (R)
  • Rockies: Antonio Senzatela (R)

Projected Lineups

Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Senzatela (R) Position
Mookie Betts RF
Corey Seager SS
Justin Turner 3B
Cody Bellinger CF
Max Muncy 1B
Will Smith C
A.J. Pollock LF
Gavin Lux 2B
Trevor Bauer P

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

Key Players Projected Out: None

Colorado Rockies vs. Bauer (R) Position
Raimel Tapia LF
Josh Fuentes 3B
Trevor Story SS
Charlie Blackmon RF
C.J. Cron 1B
Ryan McMahon 2B
Chris Owings CF
Dom Nunez C
Antonio Senzatela P

Key Players Projected In: Charlie Blackmon Trevor Story

Key Players Projected Out: None

Chicago White Sox vs. Los Angeles Angels, 9:38 p.m. ET

Probable Starting Pitchers

  • White Sox: Dallas Keuchel (L)
  • Angels: Andrew Heaney (L)

Projected Lineups

Chicago White Sox vs. Heaney (L) Position
Tim Anderson SS
Luis Robert CF
Jose Abreu 1B
Yoan Moncada 3B
Andrew Vaughn LF
Yasmani Grandal C
Adam Eaton RF
Yermin Mercedes DH
Nick Madrigal 2B

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

Key Players Projected Out: Eloy Jimenez

Los Angeles Angels vs. Keuchel (L) Position
David Fletcher 2B
Shohei Ohtani DH
Mike Trout CF
Anthony Rendon 3B
Justin Upton LF
Albert Pujols 1B
Jose Iglesias SS
Max Stassi C
Dexter Fowler RF

Key Players Projected In: Anthony Rendon, Mike Trout, Shohei Ohtani

Key Players Projected Out: None

Houston Astros vs. Oakland Athletics, 9:40 p.m. ET

Probable Starting Pitchers

  • Astros: Cristian Javier (R)
  • Athletics: Jesus Luzardo (L)

Projected Lineups

Houston Astros vs. Luzardo (L) Position
Jose Altuve 2B
Michael Brantley LF
Alex Bregman 3B
Kyle Tucker RF
Carlos Correa SS
Yordan Alvarez DH
Yuli Gurriel 1B
Myles Straw CF
Martin Maldonado C

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

Key Players Projected Out: None

Oakland Athletics vs. Javier (R) Position
Mark Canha LF
Ramon Laureano CF
Matt Olson 1B
Matt Chapman 3B
Mitch Moreland DH
Jed Lowrie 2B
Sean Murphy C
Ka’ai Tom RF
Elvis Andrus SS

Key Players Projected In: Matt Chapman, Matt Olson

Key Players Projected Out: None

Arizona Diamondbacks vs. San Diego Padres, 10:10 p.m. ET

Probable Starting Pitchers

  • Diamondbacks: Merrill Kelly (R)
  • Padres: Blake Snell (L)

Projected Lineups

Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Snell (L) Position
Tim Locastro RF
Ketel Marte CF
Christian Walker 1B
Eduardo Escobar 2B
Asdrubal Cabrera 3B
Carson Kelly C
Josh Rojas SS
Wyatt Mathisen LF
Merrill Kelly P

Key Players Projected In: David Peralta, Ketel Marte

Key Players Projected Out: None

San Diego Padres vs. Kelly (R) Position
Tommy Pham CF
Fernando Tatis Jr. SS
Manny Machado 3B
Eric Hosmer 1B
Wil Myers RF
Jake Cronenworth 2B
Luis Campusano C
Jurickson Profar LF
Blake Snell P

Key Players Projected In: Blake Snell, Eric Hosmer, Fernando Tatis Jr., Manny Machado, Tommy Pham

Key Players Projected Out: None

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

Probable Starting Pitchers

  • Giants: Johnny Cueto (R)
  • Mariners: Yusei Kikuchi (R)

Projected Lineups

San Francisco Giants vs. Kikuchi (R) Position
Austin Slater LF
Mike Yastrzemski RF
Donovan Solano 2B
Evan Longoria 3B
Darin Ruf DH
Wilmer Flores 1B
Buster Posey C
Brandon Crawford SS
Mauricio Dubon CF

Key Players Projected In: None

Key Players Projected Out: None

Seattle Mariners vs. Cueto (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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