2018 Projected MLB Starting Lineups
A complete look at the projected batting orders of every team for the 2018 MLB season.
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Cano's X-rays on his right hand were negative Sunday, Matt Ehalt of Yahoo Sports reports.
Cano was struck on the hand by a pitch but appears to have escaped serious injury. It's unclear whether or not he'll still have to miss a game or two.
Added 4:58 pm (EST)
A. Romine - C
Romine went 3-for-5 with a walk-off base hit and three RBI in the Yankees' 7-6 extra-inning win over the Royals on Sunday.
The backstop drove in three of his team's seven runs from the eight-spot in the order, including a 10th-inning knock that gave the Yankees the victory after they blew a 5-0 lead. The three-hit day boosts Romine's average up to .286 to go along with one homer and seven RBI through 35 at-bats.
Added 4:56 pm (EST)
M. Scherzer - SP
Scherzer tweaked his intercostal muscle in his left rib cage while dodging a foul ball in the dugout Saturday, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports.
Scherzer's day was already going poorly, as he allowed seven runs (six earned) in 5.1 frames to the lowly Marlins, before he suffered the injury in the ninth inning. He expects to be fine within a day or two, but there's at least an outside chance he's still affected Friday, when he's scheduled to pitch against the Padres.
Added 4:50 pm (EST)
J. Paxton - SP
Paxton gave up no earned runs on three hits over six innings in a no-decision against the Royals on Sunday, striking out 12 and walking one as the Yankees eventually prevailed 7-6 in 10 innings.
The left-hander was lights-out for a second straight start, and was very unlucky not to get rewarded with the win as his bullpen melted down and coughed up a 5-0 lead. Paxton is locked in at the moment, as he's now racked up 24 strikeouts against just two walks over his last 14 innings without allowing a run over that time. He's now sporting a 3.10 ERA, a 1.14 WHIP and an excellent 43:8 K:BB through 29 innings.
Added 4:45 pm (EST)
Cano left Sunday's game against the Cardinals after getting by in the hand by a pitch, Tim Healey of Newsday reports.
The severity of the injury should become clear following further tests. Jeff McNeil would likely play second base should Cano miss an extended period, opening up at-bats for Todd Frazier (oblique) at third base should Frazier return within the next few days as expected.
Added 4:42 pm (EST)
D. Murphy - 1B
Murphy (finger) went 1-for-5 and played seven innings in his rehab start for Triple-A Albuquerque on Saturday, Thomas Harding of MLB.com reports.
Murphy came through the rehab appearance with no setbacks and lasted seven innings, both positive signs as he works his way back from his fractured left index finger. "In most cases, when a guy's out for three or four weeks, they play five innings [in the first rehab game] and get a couple of at-bats, so this is a good thing," Rockies manager Bud Black said, per Harding. While the Rockies haven't announced a definitive timetable for Murphy's return yet, he seems to be progressing quickly and could make his way back to the big club sooner than anticipated.
Added 4:40 pm (EST)
D. Smith Jr. - LF
Smith left Sunday's game against the Twins with a tight left quadriceps, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.
Smith is expected to miss at least one game. Trey Mancini would likely fill in at left field should Smith miss an extended period, opening up more at-bats at first base for Chris Davis.
Added 4:38 pm (EST)