MLB Lineups & Injury News (April 6): Fernando Tatis Jr., Cody Bellinger Both Out

MLB Lineups & Injury News (April 6): Fernando Tatis Jr., Cody Bellinger Both Out article feature image
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Denis Poroy/Getty Images. Pictured: Fernando Tatis Jr.

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

Update 5:45 p.m. ET: Both Tatis and Bellinger are out of the lineups for the Padres and Dodgers, respectively. Tatis has been replaced by Ha-seong Kim, while Zach McKinstry is in Bellinger’s place.


Superstar shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. left Tuesday’s game between the Padres and Giants after injuring his arm while taking a swing. The injury looked particularly bad in the moment, when the $340-million man fell to the ground in what looked to be a significant amount of pain.

The Padres announced he had a left shoulder subluxation, which is a partial dislocation. The team said he would be re-evaluated on Tuesday, but a trip to the IL seems likely.

With Tatis Jr. likely out Tuesday and for an undetermined amount of time, we project Ha-seong Kim to get the start at shortstop for San Diego. Kim, 25, signed a free agent deal with the Padres in the offseason after a successful professional career in Korea.


Former MVP Cody Bellinger left the Dodgers’ win over the Athletics on Tuesday after being spiked in the leg in a collision at first base. The Dodgers were up big at the time, so it could have just been precautionary, but his status is worth monitoring. As of this writing, we are projecting Bellinger to be in the Dodgers’ lineup on Tuesday.


Be sure to stay tuned to the Action Labs MLB lineups page for the status of Tatis, Bellinger and every player on Tuesday’s slate.

Minnesota Twins vs. Detroit Tigers, 1:10 p.m. ET

Probable Starting Pitchers

  • Twins: J.A. Happ (L)
  • Tigers: Casey Mize (R)

Projected Lineups

Minnesota Twins vs. Mize (R) Position
Luis Arraez 2B
Jorge Polanco SS
Nelson Cruz DH
Max Kepler RF
Brent Rooker LF
Jake Cave CF
Miguel Sano 1B
Willians Astudillo 3B
Ryan Jeffers C

Key Players Projected Out: Josh Donaldson, Byron Buxton, Andrelton Simmons

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

Key Players Projected Out: None

Atlanta Braves vs. Washington Nationals, 4:05 p.m. ET

Probable Starting Pitchers

  • Braves: Drew Smyly (L)
  • Nationals: Max Scherzer (R)

Projected Lineups

Atlanta Braves vs. Scherzer (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
Drew Smyly P

Key Players Projected Out: None

Washington Nationals vs. Smyly (L) Position
Victor Robles CF
Trea Turner SS
Juan Soto RF
Ryan Zimmerman 1B
Starlin Castro 3B
Hernan Perez 2B
Andrew Stevenson LF
Jonathan Lucroy C
Max Scherzer P

Key Players Projected Out: Josh Bell, Yan Gomes, Kyle Schwarber

Houston Astros vs. Los Angeles Angels, 4:07 p.m. ET

Probable Starting Pitchers

  • Astros: Zack Greinke (R)
  • Angels: Dylan Bundy (R)

Projected Lineups

Houston Astros vs. Bundy (R) Position
Jose Altuve 2B
Yuli Gurriel 1B
Alex Bregman 3B
Yordan Alvarez DH
Carlos Correa SS
Kyle Tucker RF
Aledmys Diaz LF
Myles Straw CF
Martin Maldonando C

Key Players Projected Out: Michael Brantley

Los Angeles Angels vs. Greinke (R) Position
David Fletcher 2B
Shohei Ohtani DH
Mike Trout CF
Albert Pujols 1B
Jared Walsh RF
Justin Upton LF
Jose Rojas 3B
Max Stassi C
Jose Iglesias SS

Key Players Projected Out: Anthony Rendon

Baltimore Orioles vs. New York Yankees, 6:35 p.m. ET

Probable Starting Pitchers

  • Orioles: Dean Kremer (R)
  • Yankees: Gerrit Cole (R)

Projected Lineups

Baltimore Orioles vs. Cole (R) Position
Cedric Mullins CF
Trey Mancini 1B
Anthony Santander RF
Ryan Mountcastle DH
Rio Ruiz 2B
Maikel Franco 3B
Freddy Galvis SS
Ryan McKenna LF
Pedro Severino C

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

New York Yankees vs. Kremer (R) Position
DJ LeMahieu 2B
Aaron Judge RF
Brett Gardner CF
Giancarlo Stanton DH
Gleyber Torres SS
Clint Frazier LF
Jay Bruce 1B
Gio Urshela 3B
Kyle Higashioka C

Key Players Projected Out: Gary Sanchez

St. Louis Cardinals vs. Miami Marlins, 6:40 p.m. ET

Probable Starting Pitchers

  • Cardinals: John Gant (R)
  • Marlins: Sandy Alcantara (R)

Projected Lineups

St. Louis Cardinals vs. Alcantara (R) Position
Tommy Edman 2B
Paul Goldschmidt 1B
Nolan Arenado 3B
Paul DeJong SS
Matt Carpenter 2B
Yadier Molina C
Tyler O’Neill LF
Dylan Carlson CF
John Gant P

Key Players Projected Out: None

Miami Marlins vs. Gant (R) Position
Corey Dickerson LF
Starling Marte CF
Garrett Cooper 1B
Adam Duvall RF
Brian Anderson 3B
Jazz Chisholm 2B
Jorge Alfaro C
Miguel Rojas SS
Sandy Alcantara P

Key Players Projected Out: None

Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Cincinnati Reds, 6:40 p.m. ET

Probable Starting Pitchers

  • Pirates: Trevor Cahill (R)
  • Reds: Wade Miley (L)

Projected Lineups

Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Miley (L) Position
Adam Frazier 2B
Kevin Newman SS
Bryan Reynolds LF
Colin Moran 1B
Phillip Evans 3B
Jacob Stallings C
Erik Gonzalez 3B
Anthony Alford CF
Trevor Cahill P

Key Players Projected Out: None

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

Key Players Projected Out: None

New York Mets vs. Philadelphia Phillies, 7:05 p.m. ET

Probable Starting Pitchers

  • Mets: Marcus Stroman (R)
  • Phillies: Chase Anderson (R)

Projected Lineups

New York Mets vs. Anderson (R) Position
Brandon Nimmo CF
Francisco Lindor SS
Michael Conforto RF
Pete Alonso 1B
Dominic Smith LF
Jeff McNeil 2B
J.D. Davis 3B
James McCann C
Marcus Stroman P

Key Players Projected Out: None

Philadelphia Phillies vs. Stroman (R) Position
Matt Joyce LF
Alec Bohm 3B
Bryce Harper RF
J.T. Realmuto C
Didi Gregorius SS
Jean Segura 2B
Brad Miller 1B
Roman Quinn CF
Chase Anderson P

Key Players Projected Out: Rhys Hoskins

Tampa Bay Rays vs. Boston Red Sox, 7:10 p.m. ET

Probable Starting Pitchers

  • Rays: Tyler Glasnow (R)
  • Red Sox: Martin Perez (L)

Projected Lineups

Tampa Bay Rays vs. Perez (L) Position
Yandy Diaz 1B
Randy Arozarena RF
Mike Brosseau 2B
Manuel Margot CF
Brandon Lowe LF
Willy Adames SS
Francisco Mejia DH
Kevin Padlo 3B
Mike Zunino C

Key Players Projected Out: Austin Meadows

Boston Red Sox vs. Glasnow (R) Position
Christian Arroyo 2B
Alex Verdugo CF
J.D. Martinez DH
Xander Bogaerts SS
Rafael Devers 3B
Christian Vazquez C
Marwin Gonzalez 1B
Hunter Renfroe RF
Franchy Cordero LF

Key Players Projected Out: None

Milwaukee Brewers vs. Chicago Cubs, 7:40 p.m. ET

Probable Starting Pitchers

  • Brewers: Freddy Peralta (R)
  • Cubs: Adbert Alzolay (R)

Projected Lineups

Milwaukee Brewers vs. Alzolay (R) Position
Kolten Wong 2B
Dan Vogelbach 1B
Christian Yelich LF
Travis Shaw 3B
Jackie Bradley Jr. CF
Avisail Garcia RF
Omar Narvaez C
Orlando Arcia SS
Freddy Peralta P

Key Players Projected Out: None

Chicago Cubs vs. Peralta (R) Position
Ian Happ LF
Willson Contreras C
Anthony Rizzo 1B
Kris Bryant 3B
Joc Pederson LF
Javier Baez SS
Jason Heyward RF
David Bote 2B
Adbert Alzolay P

Key Players Projected Out: None

Toronto Blue Jays vs. Texas Rangers, 8:05 p.m. ET

Probable Starting Pitchers

  • Blue Jays: Tanner Roark (R)
  • Rangers: Dane Dunning (R)

Projected Lineups

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

Key Players Projected Out: George Springer

Texas Rangers vs. Roark (R) Position
Isiah Kiner-Falefa 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 Out: None

Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Colorado Rockies, 8:40 p.m. ET

Probable Starting Pitchers

  • Diamondbacks: Luke Weaver (R)
  • Rockies: German Marquez (R)

Projected Lineups

Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Marquez (R) Position
Pavin Smith RF
Ketel Marte CF
Christian Walker 1B
David Peralta LF
Asdrubal Cabrera 3B
Eduardo Escobar 2B
Carson Kelly C
Geraldo Perdomo SS
Luke Weaver P

Key Players Projected Out: None

Colorado Rockies vs. Weaver (R) Position
Raimel Tapia LF
Garrett Hampson 2B
Trevor Story SS
Charlie Blackmon RF
C.J. Cron 1B
Ryan McMahon 2B
Sam Hilliard CF
Dom Nunez C
German Marquez P

Key Players Projected Out: None

Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Oakland Athletics, 9:40 p.m. ET

Probable Starting Pitchers

  • Dodgers: Clayton Kershaw (L)
  • Athletics: Chris Bassitt (R)

Projected Lineups

Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Bassitt (R) Position
Mookie Betts CF
Corey Seager SS
Justin Turner 3B
Max Muncy 1B
A.J. Pollock LF
Edwin Rios 3B
Gavin Lux 2B
Austin Barnes C
Zach McKinstry RF

Key Players Projected Out: Cody Bellinger

Oakland Athletics vs. Kershaw (L) Position
Mark Canha LF
Jed Lowrie DH
Ramon Laureano CF
Matt Chapman 3B
Sean Murphy C
Stephen Piscotty RF
Mitch Moreland 1B
Elvis Andrus SS
Tony Kemp SS

Key Players Projected Out: Matt Olson

San Francisco Giants vs. San Diego Padres, 10:10 p.m. ET

Probable Starting Pitchers

  • Giants: Aaron Sanchez (R)
  • Padres: Yu Darvish (R)

Projected Lineups

San Francisco Giants vs. Darvish (R) Position
Tommy La Stella 3B
Mike Yastrzemski RF
Alex Dickerson LF
Brandon Belt 1B
Evan Longoria 3B
Buster Posey C
Brandon Crawford SS
Austin Slater CF
Aaron Sanchez P

Key Players Projected Out: None

San Diego Padres vs. Darvish (R) Position
Jake Cronenworth 2B
Tommy Pham CF
Manny Machado 3B
Eric Hosmer 1B
Wil Myers RF
Jurickson Profar LF
Ha-seong Kim SS
Victor Caratini C
Yu Darvish P

Key Players Projected Out: Fernando Tatis Jr.

Chicago White Sox vs. Seattle Mariners, 10:10 p.m. ET

Probable Starting Pitchers

  • White Sox: Lucas Giolito (R)
  • Mariners: James Paxton (L)

Projected Lineups

Chicago White Sox vs. Paxton (L) Position
Adam Eaton RF
Luis Robert CF
Jose Abreu 1B
Yoan Moncada 3B
Yermin Mercedes DH
Andrew Vaughn LF
Zack Collins C
Leury Garcia SS
Nick Madrigal 2B

Key Players Projected Out: Eloy Jimenez, Tim Anderson

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

Key Players Projected Out: None

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