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Yankees without DJ LeMahieu, Nationals without Juan Soto in Opening Day lineups

The Yankees and Nationals are both dealing with Covid-19 related issues for their starting lineups on Opening Day.

New York Yankees first baseman DJ LeMahieu throws the ball to first base during infield drills during summer workouts at Yankee Stadium. Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Yankees and Washington Nationals square off to open the 2020 MLB season, with first pitch scheduled for 7:08 p.m. ET at Nationals Park. Gerrit Cole will take the mound for the Yankees, while Max Scherzer will start for the World Series champion Nationals.

Lineup information is coming out, and first we’ve got the Yankees. The most notable absence is DJ LeMahieu. The team activated him off the injury list on Thursday, but it is clear they don’t think he’s quite ready in his return from Covid-19. Tyler Wade gets the start in his place for the time being.

The Nationals lineup should arrive shortly, but they are dealing with Covid-19 implications of their own. On Thursday, reports came out that Juan Soto tested positive for the novel coronavirus. He will need to quarantine himself and eventually test negative on back-to-back tests before he can return.

New York Yankees starting lineup

1. Aaron Hicks, CF
2. Aaron Judge, RF
3. Gleyber Torres, SS
4. Giancarlo Stanton, DH
5. Brett Gardner, LF
6. Gary Sanchez, C
7. Luke Voit, 1B
8. Gio Urshela, 3B
9. Tyler Wade, 2B
SP: Gerrit Cole, RHP

Washington Nationals starting lineup

1. Trea Turner, SS
2. Adam Eaton, RF
3. Starlin Castro, 2B
4. Howie Kendrick, DH
5. Eric Thames, 1B
6. Kurt Suzuki, C
7. Asdrubal Cabrera, 3B
8. Andrew Stevenson, LF
9. Victor Robles, CF
SP: Max Scherzer, RHP