MLB Lineups & Injury News (April 5): Shohei Ohtani Rests; Tim Anderson (Hamstring) Out

MLB Lineups & Injury News (April 5): Shohei Ohtani Rests; Tim Anderson (Hamstring) Out article feature image
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Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images. Pictured: Shohei Ohtani and Max Stassi.

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


Updated 6 p.m. ET: Tim Anderson (hamstring) and Adam Eaton (facing left-handed starter) are both out of the White Sox lineup on Monday night against the Seattle Mariners. Anderson left Sunday’s game against the Los Angeles Angels with hamstring tightness. He’s considered day-to-day.


Shohei Ohtani is, as expected, not in the Los Angeles Angels’ lineup Monday, a day after hitting for himself as the starting pitcher in the Angels’ 7-4 win over the White Sox.

It was a wild night for Ohtani, who hit 100 mph on the radar gun and hit the first pitch he saw as a batter out to right-center for a solo home run. His night ended in scary fashion, as he was run over by reigning American League MVP José Abreu while covering home on a wild pitch.

The Angels said after the game that Ohtani was fine other than general soreness, and his removal from the game after that play was not because of any sort of injury.

Nonetheless, our Action Labs MLB report projected Ohtani to get the day off the day after his historic feat. The Angels host the Astros at 9:38 p.m. ET in Anaheim.


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

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

Probable Starting Pitchers

  • Twins: Matt Shoemaker (R)
  • Tigers: Jose Urena (R)

Projected Lineups

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

Key Players Projected In: Nelson Cruz
Key Players Projected Out: Josh Donaldson, Byron Buxton

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

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

Toronto Blue Jays vs. Texas Rangers, 4:05 p.m. ET

Probable Starting Pitchers

  • Blue Jays: Steven Matz (L)
  • Rangers: Mike Foltynewicz (R)

Projected Lineups

Toronto Blue Jays vs. Foltynewicz (R) Position
Marcus Semien 2B
Cavan Biggio 3B
Bo Bichette SS
Teoscar Hernandez LF
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. DH
Rowdy Tellez 1B
Randal Grichuk RF
Danny Jansen C
Jonathan Davis CF

Key Players Projected In: Marcus Semien, Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
Key Players Projected Out: George Springer

Texas Rangers vs. Matz (L) Position
Isiah Kiner-Falefa SS
David Dahl LF
Joey Gallo RF
Nick Solak 2B
Nate Lowe 1B
Jose Trevino C
Brock Holt DH
Eli White CF
Charlie Culberson 3B

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

Kansas City Royals vs. Cleveland Indians, 4:10 p.m. ET

Probable Starting Pitchers

  • Royals: Danny Duffy (L)
  • Indians: Logan Allen (L)

Projected Lineups

Kansas City Royals vs. Allen (L) Position
Whit Merrifield 2B
Andrew Benintendi LF
Carlos Santana 1B
Salvador Perez C
Jorge Soler DH
Michael A. Taylor CF
Hanser Alberto 3B
Ryan McBroom DH
Nicky Lopez SS

Key Players Projected In: Andrew Benintendi, Jorge Soler, Salvador Perez, Whit Merrifield
Key Players Projected Out: None

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

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

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

Probable Starting Pitchers

  • Orioles: Jorge Lopez (R)
  • Yankees: Jordan Montgomery (L)

Projected Lineups

Baltimore Orioles vs. Montgomery (L) Position
Austin Hays CF
Trey Mancini 1B
Anthony Santander RF
Ryan Mountcastle DH
Maikel Franco 3B
Pedro Severino C
Freddy Galvis SS
Ramon Urias 2B
Pat Valaika 1B

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

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

Key Players Projected In: Aaron Judge, DJ LeMahieu, Gary Sanchez, Giancarlo Stanton, Gio Urshela, Gleyber Torres
Key Players Projected Out: None

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

Probable Starting Pitchers

  • Pirates: JT Brubaker (R)
  • Reds: Jose De Leon (R)

Projected Lineups

Pittsburgh Pirates vs. De Leon (R) Position
Adam Frazier 2B
Phillip Evans 3B
Bryan Reynolds LF
Colin Moran 1B
Erik Gonzalez SS
Gregory Polanco RF
Jacob Stallings C
Dustin Fowler CF
JT Brubaker P

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

Cincinnati Reds vs. Brubaker (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
Jose De Leon P

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

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

Probable Starting Pitchers

  • Cardinals: Daniel Ponce de Leon (R)
  • Marlins: Trevor Rogers (L)

Projected Lineups

St. Louis Cardinals vs. Rogers (L) Position
Tommy Edman 2B
Paul Goldschmidt 1B
Nolan Arenado 3B
Paul DeJong SS
Tyler O’Neill LF
Yadier Molina C
Dylan Carlson CF
Austin Dean RF
Daniel Ponce de Leon P

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

Miami Marlins vs. Ponce de Leon (R) Position
Corey Dickerson LF
Starling Marte CF
Jesus Aguilar 1B
Adam Duvall RF
Brian Anderson 3B
Miguel Rojas SS
Jorge Alfaro C
Jon Berti 2B
Trevor Rogers P

Key Players Projected In: Starling Marte
Key Players Projected Out: None

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

Probable Starting Pitchers

  • Mets: Jacob deGrom (R)
  • Phillies: Matt Moore (L)

Projected Lineups

New York Mets vs. Moore (L) Position
Kevin Pillar CF
Francisco Lindor SS
Michael Conforto RF
Pete Alonso 1B
J.D. Davis 3B
Jeff McNeil 2B
James McCann C
Brandon Nimmo LF
Jacob deGrom P

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

Philadelphia Phillies vs. deGrom (R) Position
Andrew McCutchen LF
Rhys Hoskins 1B
Bryce Harper RF
J.T. Realmuto C
Alec Bohm 3B
Didi Gregorius SS
Jean Segura 2B
Adam Haseley CF
Matt Moore P

Key Players Projected In: Bryce Harper, J.T. Realmuto, Rhys Hoskins
Key Players Projected Out: None

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

Probable Starting Pitchers

  • Rays: Michael Wacha (R)
  • Red Sox: Nick Pivetta (R)

Projected Lineups

Tampa Bay Rays vs. Pivetta (R) Position
Yoshitomo Tsutsugo 1B
Austin Meadows DH
Randy Arozarena LF
Brandon Lowe 2B
Manuel Margot RF
Joey Wendle 3B
Willy Adames SS
Kevin Kiermaier CF
Mike Zunino C

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

Boston Red Sox vs. Wacha (R) Position
Enrique Hernandez 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 In: J.D. Martinez, Rafael Devers, Xander Bogaerts
Key Players Projected Out: None

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

Probable Starting Pitchers

  • Brewers: Brett Anderson (L)
  • Cubs: Trevor Williams (R)

Projected Lineups

Milwaukee Brewers vs. Williams (R) Position
Kolten Wong 2B
Keston Hiura 1B
Christian Yelich LF
Avisail Garcia RF
Jackie Bradley Jr. CF
Luis Urias SS
Omar Narvaez C
Orlando Arcia 3B
Brett Anderson P

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

Chicago Cubs vs. Anderson (L) Position
Ian Happ LF
Willson Contreras C
Kris Bryant RF
Anthony Rizzo 1B
Javier Baez SS
David Bote 2B
Jake Marisnick CF
Matt Duffy 3B
Trevor Williams P

Key Players Projected In: Anthony Rizzo, Javier Baez, Kris Bryant, Willson Contreras
Key Players Projected Out: Jason Heyward

Houston Astros vs. Los Angeles Angels, 9:38 p.m. ET

Probable Starting Pitchers

  • Astros: Luis Garcia (R)
  • Angels: Jose Quintana (L)

Projected Lineups

Houston Astros vs. Quintana (L) 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 In: Alex Bregman, Carlos Correa, Jose Altuve
Key Players Projected Out: Michael Brantley

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

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

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

Probable Starting Pitchers

  • Dodgers: Dustin May (R)
  • Athletics: Frankie Montas (R)

Projected Lineups

Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Montas (R) Position
Mookie Betts RF
Corey Seager SS
Justin Turner 3B
Cody Bellinger CF
Will Smith C
Max Muncy DH
Chris Taylor 2B
Edwin Rios 1B
Zach McKinstry LF

Key Players Projected In: Cody Bellinger, Justin Turner, Max Muncy, Mookie Betts
Key Players Projected Out: None

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

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

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

Probable Starting Pitchers

  • Giants: Anthony DeSclafani (R)
  • Padres: Adrian Morejon (L)

Projected Lineups

San Francisco Giants vs. Morejon (L) Position
Austin Slater CF
Donovan Solano 2B
Mike Yastrzemski RF
Evan Longoria 3B
Wilmer Flores 1B
Darin Ruf LF
Buster Posey C
Mauricio Dubon CF
Anthony DeSclafani P

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

San Diego Padres vs. DeSclafani (R) Position
Jake Cronenworth 2B
Fernando Tatis Jr. SS
Manny Machado 3B
Eric Hosmer 1B
Tommy Pham CF
Wil Myers RF
Jurickson Profar LF
Victor Caratini C
Adrian Morejon P

Key Players Projected In: Eric Hosmer, Fernando Tatis Jr., Manny Machado, Tommy Pham
Key Players Projected Out: None

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

Probable Starting Pitchers

  • White Sox: Carlos Rodon (L)
  • Mariners: Justus Sheffield (L)

Projected Lineups

Chicago White Sox vs. Sheffield (L) Position
Nick Madrigal 2B
Luis Robert CF
Jose Abreu 1B
Yoan Moncada 3B
Yermin Mercedes DH
Yasmani Grandal C
Leury Garcia SS
Andrew Vaughn LF
Billy Hamilton RF

Key Players Projected In: Jose Abreu, Yasmani Grandal, Yoan Moncada
Key Players Projected Out: Eloy Jimenez, Tim Anderson, Adam Eaton

Seattle Mariners vs. Rodon (L) Position
Mitch Haniger RF
Ty France DH
Kyle Seager 3B
Evan White 1B
Dylan Moore 2B
Tom Murphy C
Jake Fraley LF
Sam Haggerty CF
J.P. Crawford SS

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

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