MLB Injury News & Starting Lineups (April 4): Ke’Bryan Hayes (Wrist), Hunter Dozier (Thumb) Not in Lineups

MLB Injury News & Starting Lineups (April 4): Ke’Bryan Hayes (Wrist), Hunter Dozier (Thumb) Not in Lineups article feature image
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Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images. Pictured: Ke’Bryan Hayes

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


3 p.m. ET: Twins center fielder Byron Buxton was lifted for a pinch-hitter in the third inning of Sunday’s game against the Brewers. Brent Rooker struck out against Adrian Houser and remained in the game. The Twins announced Buxton had been removed with a non-COVID illness.


10:45 a.m. ET Update: Pirates third baseman and NL Rookie of the Year favorite Ke’Bryan Hayes is not in the lineup for Pittsburgh’s series finale against the Chicago Cubs. Hayes injured his wrist in Saturday’s game and was placed on the 10-day IL on Sunday although X-rays reportedly were negative. Hayes was replaced in the lineup by Phillip Evans.

Royals third baseman Hunter Dozier is also out for the second straight game after injuring his thumb in Kansas City’s Opening Day game against the Texas Rangers. He’s still considered day-to-day. He was replaced in the lineup by Hanser Alberto.

Among the top players to get days off on Sunday are Giancarlo Stanton of the Yankees (replaced by Brett Gardner), J.T. Realmuto of the Phillies (replaced by Andrew Knapp), Rafael Devers of the Red Sox (replaced by Christian Arroyo).


Manager Dave Roberts’ desire to get his players rest early in the season means stars Cody Bellinger and Corey Seager won’t be in the lineup for the Dodgers’ series finale against the Colorado Rockies on Sunday. This comes one day after the team rested Mookie Betts and Justin Turner.

Zach McKinstry and Chris Taylor are expected to start in place of Bellinger and Seager.


Be sure to stay tuned to the Action Labs MLB lineups page for the status of Donaldson and every player on Sunday’s slate.

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

Probable Starting Pitchers

  • Blue Jays: T.J. Zeuch (R)
  • Yankees: Domingo German (R)

Projected Lineups

Toronto Blue Jays vs. German (R) Position
Marcus Semien 2B
Cavan Biggio 3B
Bo Bichette SS
Teoscar Hernandez RF
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. 1B
Lourdes Gurriel Jr. LF
Randal Grichuk CF
Joe Panik DH
Alejandro Kirk C

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

New York Yankees vs. Zeuch (R) Position
DJ LeMahieu 2B
Aaron Judge RF
Aaron Hicks CF
Gleyber Torres SS
Jay Bruce 1B
Gary Sanchez C
Clint Frazier RF
Gio Urshela 3B
Brett Gardner LF

Key Players Projected In: Aaron Judge, DJ LeMahieu, Gary Sanchez, Gio Urshela, Gleyber Torres
Key Players Projected Out: Giancarlo Stanton

Atlanta Braves vs. Philadelphia Phillies, 1:05 p.m. ET

Probable Starting Pitchers

  • Braves: Ian Anderson (R)
  • Phillies: Zach Eflin (R)

Projected Lineups

Atlanta Braves vs. Eflin (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
Ian Anderson P

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

Philadelphia Phillies vs. Anderson (R) Position
Andrew McCutchen LF
Rhys Hoskins 1B
Bryce Harper RF
Alec Bohm 3B
Didi Gregorius SS
Jean Segura 2B
Andrew Knapp C
Adam Haseley CF
Zach Eflin P

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

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

Probable Starting Pitchers

  • Orioles: Bruce Zimmermann (L)
  • Red Sox: Garrett Richards (R)

Projected Lineups

Baltimore Orioles vs. Richards (R) Position
Cedric Mullins CF
Trey Mancini 1B
Anthony Santander RF
Ryan Mountcastle DH
Rio Ruiz 2B
Maikel Franco 3B
Freddy Galvis SS
Austin Hays LF
Chance Sisco C

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

Boston Red Sox vs. Zimmermann (L) Position
Enrique Hernandez CF
Alex Verdugo RF
J.D. Martinez DH
Xander Bogaerts SS
Marwin Gonzalez 3B
Hunter Renfroe RF
Christian Vazquez C
Bobby Dalbec 1B
Christian Arroyo 2B

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

St. Louis Cardinals vs. Cincinnati Reds, 1:10 p.m. ET

Probable Starting Pitchers

  • Cardinals: Carlos Martinez (R)
  • Reds: Jeff Hoffman (R)

Projected Lineups

St. Louis Cardinals vs. Hoffman (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
Carlos Martinez P

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

Cincinnati Reds vs. Martinez (R) Position
Tyler Naquin LF
Nick Castellanos RF
Joey Votto 1B
Eugenio Suarez SS
Mike Moustakas 3B
Nick Senzel CF
Jonathan India 2B
Tyler Stephenson C
Jeff Hoffman P

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

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

Probable Starting Pitchers

  • Indians: Aaron Civale (R)
  • Tigers: Tarik Skubal (L)

Projected Lineups

Cleveland Indians vs. Skubal (L) Position
Jordan Luplow CF
Cesar Hernandez 2B
Jose Ramirez 3B
Eddie Rosario LF
Franmil Reyes DH
Amed Rosario SS
Josh Naylor RF
Yu Chang 1B
Austin Hedges C

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

Detroit Tigers vs. Civale (R) Position
Robbie Grossman LF
Jeimer Candelario 3B
Willi Castro SS
Nomar Mazara RF
Jonathan Schoop 2B
Victor Reyes CF
Harold Castro 1B
Grayson Greiner C
Akil Baddoo LF

Key Players Projected In: None
Key Players Projected Out: Miguel Cabrera

Minnesota Twins vs. Milwaukee Brewers, 1:10 p.m. ET

Probable Starting Pitchers

  • Twins: Michael Pineda (R)
  • Brewers: Adrian Houser (R)

Projected Lineups

Minnesota Twins vs. Houser (R) Position
Luis Arraez 3B
Jorge Polanco 2B
Byron Buxton CF
Max Kepler RF
Miguel Sano 1B
Jake Cave LF
Mitch Garver C
Andrelton Simmons SS
Michael Pineda P

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

Milwaukee Brewers vs. Pineda (R) Position
Kolten Wong 2B
Keston Hiura 1B
Christian Yelich LF
Avisail Garcia RF
Jackie Bradley Jr. CF
Luis Urias SS
Manny Pina C
Orlando Arcia 3B
Adrian Houser P

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

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

Probable Starting Pitchers

  • Rangers: Jordan Lyles (R)
  • Marlins: Brady Singer (R)

Projected Lineups

Texas Rangers vs. Singer (R) Position
Isiah Kiner-Falefaw SS
David Dahl LF
Joey Gallo RF
Nate Lowe DH
Nick Solak 2B
Ronald Guzman 1B
Brock Holt 3B
Jonah Heim C
Leody Taveras CF

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

Kansas City Royals vs. Singer (R) Position
Whit Merrifield 2B
Anndrew 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: Mitch Keller (R)
  • Cubs: Zach Davies (R)

Projected Lineups

Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Davies (R) Position
Adam Frazier 2B
Kevin Newman SS
Bryan Reynolds LF
Colin Moran 1B
Phillip Evans 3B
Gregory Polanco RF
Michael Perez C
Anthony Alford CF
Mitch Keller P

Key Players Projected In: None
Key Players Projected Out: Ke’Bryan Hayes

Chicago Cubs vs. Keller (R) Position
Ian Happ CF
Willson Contreras C
Anthony Rizzo 1B
Kris Bryant 3B
Joc Pederson LF
Javier Baez SS
Jason Heyward RF
Eric Sogard 2B
Zach Davies P

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

Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Colorado Rockies, 3:10 p.m. ET

Probable Starting Pitchers

  • Dodgers: Julio Urias (L)
  • Rockies: Austin Gomber (L)

Projected Lineups

Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Gomber (L) Position
Mookie Betts RF
A.J. Pollock LF
Justin Turner 3B
Will Smith C
Max Muncy 1B
Chris Taylor CF
Gavin Lux SS
Zach McKinstry 2B
Julio Urias P

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

Colorado Rockies vs. Urias (L) Position
Chris Owings LF
Josh Fuentes 3B
Trevor Story SS
Charlie Blackmon RF
C.J. Cron 1B
Elias Diaz C
Ryan McMahon 2B
Garrett Hampson CF
Austin Gomber P

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

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

Probable Starting Pitchers

  • Astros: Jose Urquidy (R)
  • Athletics: Sean Manaea (L)

Projected Lineups

Houston Astros vs. Manaea (L) Position
Jose Altuve 2B
Kyle Tucker RF
Alex Bregman 3B
Yordan Alvarez DH
Yuli Gurriel 1B
Carlos Correa SS
Myles Straw CF
Jason Castro C
Chas McCormick LF

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

Oakland Athletics vs. Urquidy (R) Position
Mark Canha CF
Matt Olson 1B
Jed Lowrie 2B
Mitch Moreland DH
Matt Chapman 3B
Chad Pinder RF
Ka’ai Tom LF
Elvis Andrus SS
Aramis Garcia C

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

Arizona Diamondbacks vs. San Diego Padres, 4:10 p.m. ET

Probable Starting Pitchers

  • Diamondbacks: Taylor Widener (R)
  • Padres: Chris Paddack (R)

Projected Lineups

Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Paddack (R) Position
Josh Rojas 2B
Ketel Marte CF
Christian Walker 1B
David Peralta LF
Asdrubal Cabrera 3B
Pavin Smith RF
Carson Kelly C
Geraldo Perdomo SS
Taylor Widener P

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

San Diego Padres vs. Paddack (R) Position
Fernando Tatis Jr. SS
Jake Cronenworth 2B
Manny Machado 3B
Eric Hosmer 1B
Tommy Pham CF
Wil Myers RF
Luis Campusano C
Jurickson Profar LF
Chris Paddack 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, 8:37 p.m. ET

Probable Starting Pitchers

  • White Sox: Dylan Cease (R)
  • Angels: Shohei Ohtani (R)

Projected Lineups

Chicago White Sox vs. Ohtani (R) Position
Tim Anderson SS
Adam Eaton RF
Jose Abreu 1B
Yoan Moncada 3B
Yasmani Grandal C
Yermin Mercedes DH
Luis Robert CF
Andrew Vaughn LF
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. Cease (R) Position
David Flether 2B
Shohei Ohtani DH
Mike Trout CF
Anthony Rendon 3B
Justin Upton LF
Albert Pujols 1B
Jose Iglesias SS
Max Stassi C
Dexter Folwer RF

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

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