Just 11 games on the MLB slate on Thursday, with half of them coming as afternoon starts. Let’s get an early edition of the MLB lineup report rolling to keep you up to date on who’s sitting and who’s starting.
MLB starting lineups: Wednesday, April 26
Miami Marlins vs. Atlanta Braves, 12:20 p.m. ET
Jean Segura returns and Yuli Gurriel gets a start at first while Jorge Soler and Jon Berti sit for Miami.
#Marlins lineup in road trip finale— Christina De Nicola (@CDeNicola13) April 27, 2023
FWIW: Rain in the forecast all afternoon, though right now it’s a mist.
— Gurriel at 1B, Soler off
— Segura back
— Berti off, Hampson continues at SS
— Sánchez B2B pic.twitter.com/c9BWD2sefD
Sean Murphy will DH today while Chadwick Tromp spells him behind the dish, as Eddie Rosario and Kevin Pillar play left and center respectively and Sam Hilliard sits against a lefty.
Braves lineup for Thursday's series finale versus the Marlins:— Justin Toscano (@JustinCToscano) April 27, 2023
RF Acuña Jr.
RHP Kyle Wright
Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Pittsburgh Pirates, 12:35 p.m. ET
The Dodgers are stacking lefties against Mitch Keller, with Jason Heyward and David Peralta in the middle of the order and Michael Busch getting another start at third base.
Rubber match lineup for the #Dodgers today pic.twitter.com/G3shs4tWqd— Jack Harris (@Jack_A_Harris) April 27, 2023
Drew Maggi spells Ke’Bryan Hayes at third base, while Tucupita Marcano starts at second and will lead off and Connor Joe shifts to first to give Carlos Santana a day off.
A new look at third base today.— Pittsburgh Pirates (@Pirates) April 27, 2023
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Seattle Mariners vs. Philadelphia Phillies, 1:05 p.m. ET
Jose Caballero continues to take playing time from Kolten Wong, while AJ Pollock starts in left and Teoscar Hernandez serves as the DH.
Philly finale. #SeaUsRise pic.twitter.com/Or9PeOYbEr— Seattle Mariners (@Mariners) April 27, 2023
Kody Clemens gets a start at first base while Alec Bohm serves as the DH and Edmundo Sosa plays third. Drew Stubbs spells J.T. Realmuto behind the dish.
Rubber match. #RingTheBell— Philadelphia Phillies (@Phillies) April 27, 2023
: https://t.co/HhDxScbmEV // https://t.co/vgbMhIMsON pic.twitter.com/qvR81ppIo3
San Diego Padres vs. Chicago Cubs, 2:20 p.m. ET
Jake Cronenworth unseats Fernando Tatis Jr. atop the lineup, while Matt Carpenter DHs and Trent Grisham returns in center.
One more in Chicago.#BringTheGold pic.twitter.com/MGlmDL9sca— San Diego Padres (@Padres) April 27, 2023
Nelson Velasquez fills in for Cody Bellinger again in center, while Nick Madrigal gives Patrick Wisdom a day off at third base.
Here is today's #Cubs starting lineup for the rubber match vs. San Diego.— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) April 27, 2023
Tune in: https://t.co/Gs2hZXyTjH pic.twitter.com/jNdK11tRE5
St. Louis Cardinals vs. San Francisco Giants, 3:45 p.m. ET
Andrew Knizner will start behind the dish for St. Louis, as Brendan Donovan sits and Paul DeJong starts at short while Tommy Edman slides to second base.
St. Louis Cardinals Lineup:— Newzgod a.k.a. El_Negro_Loco (@Newzgod_dfs) April 27, 2023
1. Lars Nootbaar (L) CF
2. Paul Goldschmidt (R) 1B
3. Nolan Gorman (L) DH
4. Nolan Arenado (R) 3B
5. Alec Burleson (L) RF
6. Paul DeJong (R) SS
7. Tyler O'Neill (R) LF
8. Andrew Knizner (R) C
9. Tommy Edman (S) 2B
It’s a lefty-heavy lineup for the Giants, with LaMonte Wade Jr. leading off, Michael Conforto, Joc Pederson and Mike Yastrzemski in the middle and Blake Sabol behind the dish.
#SFGiants lineup vs RHP Mikolas:— SF Giants Update (@Giants__Update) April 27, 2023
Oakland Athletics vs. Los Angeles Angels, 4:07 p.m. ET
Jesus Aguilar and Jordan Diaz get days off for Oakland with a righty on the mound, while Connor Capel moves up to second in the order and Tyler Wade gets a start at short.
Today's lineup vs. Los Angeles (AL) - April 27, 2023 at Angel Stadium pic.twitter.com/GWZdlhiybc— Oakland A's Communications (@AthleticsPR) April 27, 2023
Zach Neto will sit will Gio Urshela gets a start at short and Shohei Ohtani serves as the DH while also pitching.
Angels lineup today. pic.twitter.com/2YwV1tGfCi— Sam Blum (@SamBlum3) April 27, 2023
Baltimore Orioles vs. Detroit Tigers, 6:40 p.m. ET
Joey Ortiz’s promotion means some rearranging for Baltimore, as Adam Frazier moves out to right field while Ortiz starts at second and Jorge Mateo and Ramon Urias handle short and third, respectively.
Joey Ortiz makes his major league debut in this Orioles’ lineup, batting ninth and playing second base: pic.twitter.com/ZHGZqazFYr— Nathan Ruiz (@NathanSRuiz) April 27, 2023
Zack McKinstry will lead off again for Detroit while Javier Baez is back in the lineup after taking a pitch off the hand yesterday.
It's good to be home! pic.twitter.com/jYlUDU8xCx— Detroit Tigers (@tigers) April 27, 2023
Washington Nationals vs. New York Mets, 7:10 p.m. ET
Stone Garrett will serve as the DH as Michael Chavis gets a start at second base over Luis Garcia with a lefty on the mound.
#Nationals Lineup for tonight as they go for the sweep against the Mets and LHP Joey Lucchesi. pic.twitter.com/U5cIEbedhB— District on Deck (@DistrictOnDeck) April 27, 2023
Francisco Alvarez and Brett Baty are in the lineup for New York as they look to avoid the sweep, with Mark Canha in left and Daniel Vogelbach at DH.
Tonight’s starters. #LGM— New York Mets (@Mets) April 27, 2023
Tampa Bay Rays vs. Chicago White Sox, 7:10 p.m. ET
Josh Lowe and Luke Raley get starts in the outfield while Taylor Walls mans second, Brandon Lowe serves as the DH, Isaac Paredes plays third and Harold Ramirez gets a night off.
Tampa Bay Rays Lineup:— Newzgod a.k.a. El_Negro_Loco (@Newzgod_dfs) April 27, 2023
1. Yandy Diaz (R) 1B
2. Wander Franco (S) SS
3. Randy Arozarena (R) LF
4. Brandon Lowe (L) DH
5. Isaac Paredes (R) 3B
6. Josh Lowe (L) CF
7. Taylor Walls (S) 2B
8. Luke Raley (L) RF
9. Francisco Mejia (S) C
Luis Robert and Eloy Jimenez remain in the middle of Chicago’s lineup despite extended slumps, while Yasmani Grandal returns behind the plate and Oscar Colas gets a start in right.
Here’s todays #WhiteSox lineup vs the Rays! Dylan is on the bump! pic.twitter.com/NHzPGH3m38— Father Sean (@sean_janko) April 27, 2023
Kansas City Royals vs. Minnesota Twins, 7:40 p.m. ET
Franmil Reyes gets a start in left while Hunter Dozier plays third and Nicky Lopez slides to short while Bobby Witt Jr. serves as the DH. Jackie Bradley Jr. starts in right while Edward Olivares sits.
#Royals lineup vs. Tyler Mahle:— David Lesky (@DBLesky) April 27, 2023
Witt Jr. DH
Bradley Jr. RF
Byron Buxton leads off while Joey Gallo plays first and Max Kepler drops from leadoff down to eighth.
#MNTwins vs KCR, 6:40 PM, 4.27— Twins Farm Report (@TwinsFarmReport) April 27, 2023
SP Tyler Mahle.
Interesting to see Kepler fall so far after some good games and against a pitcher who allows nearly a .900 OPS against LHH.
New York Yankees vs. Texas Rangers, 8:05 p.m. ET
Anthony Volpe leads off again while Aaron Judge starts in right after his injury scare in Minnesota. Anthony Rizzo will DH while DJ LeMahieu starts at first and Oswald Peraza takes third. Isiah Kiner-Falefa and Aaron Hicks man center and left field, respectively.
Judge in tonight’s lineup #yankees pic.twitter.com/Fpm3ciekJx— Meredith Marakovits (@M_Marakovits) April 27, 2023
No Josh Jung or Travis Jankowski, both of whom left Wednesday’s game in Cincinnati due to injury. Ezequiel Duran will start at third while Robbie Grossman plays left and bats second for Texas. Sandy Leon will catch while Jonah Heim serves as the DH.
Rangers starting lineup for April 27 vs. New York-AL. pic.twitter.com/uZm2j6KF4h— Texas Rangers PR (@TXRangersPR) April 27, 2023