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

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.

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 Semien2B
Cavan Biggio3B
Bo BichetteSS
Teoscar HernandezRF
Vladimir Guerrero Jr.1B
Lourdes Gurriel Jr.LF
Randal GrichukCF
Joe PanikDH
Alejandro KirkC

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

New York Yankees vs. Zeuch (R)Position
DJ LeMahieu2B
Aaron JudgeRF
Aaron HicksCF
Gleyber TorresSS
Jay Bruce1B
Gary SanchezC
Clint FrazierRF
Gio Urshela3B
Brett GardnerLF

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 Albies2B
Freddie Freeman1B
Marcell OzunaLF
Travis d'ArnaudC
Dansby SwansonSS
Austin Riley3B
Cristian PacheCF
Ian AndersonP

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

Philadelphia Phillies vs. Anderson (R)Position
Andrew McCutchenLF
Rhys Hoskins1B
Bryce HarperRF
Alec Bohm3B
Didi GregoriusSS
Jean Segura2B
Andrew KnappC
Adam HaseleyCF
Zach EflinP

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 MullinsCF
Trey Mancini1B
Anthony SantanderRF
Ryan MountcastleDH
Rio Ruiz2B
Maikel Franco3B
Freddy GalvisSS
Austin HaysLF
Chance SiscoC

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

Boston Red Sox vs. Zimmermann (L)Position
Enrique HernandezCF
Alex VerdugoRF
J.D. MartinezDH
Xander BogaertsSS
Marwin Gonzalez3B
Hunter RenfroeRF
Christian VazquezC
Bobby Dalbec1B
Christian Arroyo2B

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 Edman2B
Paul Goldschmidt1B
Nolan Arenado3B
Paul DeJongSS
Tyler O'NeillLF
Yadier MolinaC
Dylan CarlsonCF
Justin WilliamsRF
Carlos MartinezP

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

Cincinnati Reds vs. Martinez (R)Position
Tyler NaquinLF
Nick CastellanosRF
Joey Votto1B
Eugenio SuarezSS
Mike Moustakas3B
Nick SenzelCF
Jonathan India2B
Tyler StephensonC
Jeff HoffmanP

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 LuplowCF
Cesar Hernandez2B
Jose Ramirez3B
Eddie RosarioLF
Franmil ReyesDH
Amed RosarioSS
Josh NaylorRF
Yu Chang1B
Austin HedgesC

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

Detroit Tigers vs. Civale (R)Position
Robbie GrossmanLF
Jeimer Candelario3B
Willi CastroSS
Nomar MazaraRF
Jonathan Schoop2B
Victor ReyesCF
Harold Castro1B
Grayson GreinerC
Akil BaddooLF

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 Arraez3B
Jorge Polanco2B
Byron BuxtonCF
Max KeplerRF
Miguel Sano1B
Jake CaveLF
Mitch GarverC
Andrelton SimmonsSS
Michael PinedaP

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

Milwaukee Brewers vs. Pineda (R)Position
Kolten Wong2B
Keston Hiura1B
Christian YelichLF
Avisail GarciaRF
Jackie Bradley Jr.CF
Luis UriasSS
Manny PinaC
Orlando Arcia3B
Adrian HouserP

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-FalefawSS
David DahlLF
Joey GalloRF
Nate LoweDH
Nick Solak2B
Ronald Guzman1B
Brock Holt3B
Jonah HeimC
Leody TaverasCF

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

Kansas City Royals vs. Singer (R)Position
Whit Merrifield2B
Anndrew 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: Mitch Keller (R)
  • Cubs: Zach Davies (R)

Projected Lineups

Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Davies (R)Position
Adam Frazier2B
Kevin NewmanSS
Bryan ReynoldsLF
Colin Moran1B
Phillip Evans3B
Gregory PolancoRF
Michael PerezC
Anthony AlfordCF
Mitch KellerP

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

Chicago Cubs vs. Keller (R)Position
Ian HappCF
Willson ContrerasC
Anthony Rizzo1B
Kris Bryant3B
Joc PedersonLF
Javier BaezSS
Jason HeywardRF
Eric Sogard2B
Zach DaviesP

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 BettsRF
A.J. PollockLF
Justin Turner3B
Will SmithC
Max Muncy1B
Chris TaylorCF
Gavin LuxSS
Zach McKinstry2B
Julio UriasP

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 OwingsLF
Josh Fuentes3B
Trevor StorySS
Charlie BlackmonRF
C.J. Cron1B
Elias DiazC
Ryan McMahon2B
Garrett HampsonCF
Austin GomberP

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 Altuve2B
Kyle TuckerRF
Alex Bregman3B
Yordan AlvarezDH
Yuli Gurriel1B
Carlos CorreaSS
Myles StrawCF
Jason CastroC
Chas McCormickLF

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

Oakland Athletics vs. Urquidy (R)Position
Mark CanhaCF
Matt Olson1B
Jed Lowrie2B
Mitch MorelandDH
Matt Chapman3B
Chad PinderRF
Ka'ai TomLF
Elvis AndrusSS
Aramis GarciaC

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 Rojas2B
Ketel MarteCF
Christian Walker1B
David PeraltaLF
Asdrubal Cabrera3B
Pavin SmithRF
Carson KellyC
Geraldo PerdomoSS
Taylor WidenerP

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 Cronenworth2B
Manny Machado3B
Eric Hosmer1B
Tommy PhamCF
Wil MyersRF
Luis CampusanoC
Jurickson ProfarLF
Chris PaddackP

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 AndersonSS
Adam EatonRF
Jose Abreu1B
Yoan Moncada3B
Yasmani GrandalC
Yermin MercedesDH
Luis RobertCF
Andrew VaughnLF
Nick Madrigal2B

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 Flether2B
Shohei OhtaniDH
Mike TroutCF
Anthony Rendon3B
Justin UptonLF
Albert Pujols1B
Jose IglesiasSS
Max StassiC
Dexter FolwerRF

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

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