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MLB lineups for Sunday, April 16: Giancarlo Stanton sitting for Yankees

We provide updates on MLB lineup news, providing fantasy baseball and betting analysis on Sunday, April 16.

Giancarlo Stanton of the New York Yankees hits a double during the seventh inning of the game between the Minnesota Twins and the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium on Saturday, April 15, 2023 in New York, New York. Photo by Daniel Shirey/MLB Photos via Getty Images

Sunday means a slate heavy on afternoon action across MLB — which means fantasy owners will need to stay on top of roster decisions earlier than usual. Luckily, our lineup report is here to give you everything you need to know.

MLB starting lineups: Sunday, April 16

San Francisco Giants vs. Detroit Tigers, 1:10 p.m. ET

The Giants are stacking righties atop the order against lefty Matthew Boyd, with Thairo Estrada, Wilmer Flores, J.D. Davis, Darin Ruf and David Villar comprising the top five.

Matt Vierling gets the day off against tough righty Logan Webb, meaning Akil Baddoo will bat leadoff for Detroit. Eric Haase will catch, Miguel Cabrera will DH and Kerry Carpenter gets a start in right as he looks to continue his hot start.

Los Angeles Angels vs. Boston Red Sox, 1:35 p.m. ET

Zach Neto will lead off in his second Major League start while the slumping Taylor Ward gets a breather. Luis Rengifo will man left field in his absence.

As promised yesterday, Masataka Yoshida finally returns to Boston’s lineup, while Rob Refsnyder again hits at the heart of the order and Yu Chang gets another start against a second straight lefty.

Cleveland Guardians vs. Washington Nationals, 1:35 p.m. ET

With lefty Patrick Corbin on the mound, Gabriel Arias is up to the two-spot in Cleveland’s lineup and starting for Amed Rosario.

The cries of Nationals fans everywhere have been heard: Stone Garrett has finally cracked the starting lineup in favor of the ice-cold Alex Call. Lane Thomas will lead off for Washington.

Minnesota Twins vs. New York Yankees, 1:35 p.m. ET

Another leadoff opportunity for Edouard Julien, while Max Kepler starts for the second straight day after returning from a knee injury and Byron Buxton continues to DH as the Twins try to keep their star healthy.

New York, meanwhile, will be without Giancarlo Stanton, who reportedly needs an MRI on his hamstring. Anthony Volpe gets another crack at the leadoff spot.

Tampa Bay Rays vs. Toronto Blue Jays, 1:37 p.m. ET

As expected, Tampa has stacked lefties against Alek Manoah, with Luke Raley, Josh Lowe and Taylor Walls all drawing starts while Isaac Paredes sits.

Jordan Luplow and Santiago Espinal get starts against lefty Shane McClanahan while Daulton Varsho and Cavan Biggio sit.

Philadelphia Phillies vs. Cincinnati Reds, 1:40 p.m. ET

Bryson Stott leads off once again with a righty on the mound, while Brandon Marsh bats fifth and Josh Harrison spells Edmundo Sosa. Alec Bohm shifts from third base over to first.

The Reds are running out their typical lineup against righties, with TJ Friedl and Jake Fraley at the heart of the order, while Wil Myers will hit fifth after his monster day yesterday — hopefully that can get him going this season.

Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Miami Marlins, 1:40 p.m. ET

Josh Rojas, Geraldo Perdomo and Pavin Smith make up the top three in Arizona’s order against righty Sandy Alcantara, while Corbin Carroll and Jake McCarthy remain mired in the bottom half of the lineup. Jose Herrera will spell Gabriel Moreno behind the dish.

Good news on the injury front for the Marlins, as Luis Arraez and Jorge Soler are both back in the lineup today. Bryan de la Cruz still starts in left while Avisail Garcia mans right field.

Atlanta Braves vs. Kansas City Royals, 2:10 p.m. ET

Vaughn Grissom gets another start at short while Chadwick Tromp handles catching duties and Sean Murphy serves as the DH.

Edward Olivares gets the start in right while Franmil Reyes takes left field for the Royals against Kyle Wright.

Baltimore Orioles vs. Chicago White Sox, 2:10 p.m. ET

Anthony Santander will DH while Ramon Urias remains in concussion protocol — Jorge Mateo gets the call at shortstop.

No Andrew Benintendi today and a day off for Yasmani Grandal mean that Gavin Sheets starts in left and Seby Zavala handles catching duties for Chicago.

Pittsburgh Pirates vs. St. Louis Cardinals, 2:15 p.m. ET

Man, there are getaway day lineups and then there’s whatever the Pirates are doing today — Jack Suwinski starts in center while Tucupita Marcano will man second base.

Alec Burleson and Nolan Gorman draw starts for St. Louis against righty Mitch Keller while Lars Nootbaar will bat seventh and man center field.

New York Mets vs. Oakland Athletics, 4:07 p.m. ET

A second start in a row for Francisco Alvarez behind the dish, while Mark Canha and Tommy Pham get their usual starts against a lefty.

Esteury Ruiz is hitting leadoff even against a righty, answering the prayers of the Bay Area. Ramon Laureano is back in the lineup batting cleanup and playing right field.

Chicago Cubs vs. Los Angeles Dodgers, 4:10 p.m. ET

Luis Torrens will DH against lefty Julio Urias as Eric Hosmer takes a seat. Trey Mancini and Patrick Wisdom get bumped up in the order.

The Dodgers try to stack righties against southpaw Drew Smyly, with JD Martinez hitting third, Tracy’s Thompson fifth and Chris Taylor starting at shortstop.

Colorado Rockies vs. Seattle Mariners, 4:10 p.m. ET

C.J. Cron is back in the lineup while Elehuris Montero is up to sixth in the order. Alan Trejo gets the start over Ezequiel Tovar.

A tweak for Seattle, with no more Tommy La Stella against a righty — AJ Pollock gets a start in left while Teoscar Hernandez will DH.

Milwaukee Brewers vs. San Diego Padres, 4:10 p.m. ET

Brian Anderson starts at third while Garrett Mitchell, Brice Turang and Joey Wiemer continue to earn playing time against righties.

Nelson Cruz will DH against a lefty while Jose Azocar gets another start in right.

Texas Rangers vs. Houston Astros, 7:10 p.m. ET

Amid Josh Smith’s struggles filling in for Corey Seager, Ezequiel Duran will get a start for Texas at shortstop while Robbie Grossman fills in at DH and Bubba Thompson starts in left.

Still no Chas McCormick, as Mauricio Dubon will once again lead off. David Hensley gets the start at DH against lefty Andrew Heaney.