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MLB lineups for Wednesday, May 17: Vlad Guerrero Jr. out for Blue Jays

We provide updates on MLB lineup news, providing fantasy baseball and betting analysis on Wednesday, May 17.

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. of the Toronto Blue Jays hits a single in the ninth inning of their MLB game against the Atlanta Braves at Rogers Centre on May 14, 2023 in Toronto, Canada. Photo by Cole Burston/Getty Images

Injury questions loom over some big names around MLB on Wednesday, May 17, from Vladimir Guerrero Jr. to Manny Machado to Yandy Diaz. Our daily lineup report is here to keep you up to date on who’s starting and who’s sitting so you can set your lineups with confidence.

MLB starting lineups: Wednesday, May 17

Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Detroit Tigers, 1:10 p.m. ET

Ke’Bryan Hayes leads off against a lefty while Andrew McCutchen serves as the DH, Ji-Hwan Bae spells Jack Suwinski in center and Chris Owings gets a start at short.

Matt Vierling and Andy Ibanez will bat one-two with a lefty on the mound, while Eric Haase gets a start in left and Jonathan Schoop play second. No Zack McKinstry or Akil Baddoo for Detroit.

Cincinnati Reds vs. Colorado Rockies, 3:10 p.m. ET

Jonathan India will serve as the DH today with Kevin Newman at second and Jose Barrero spelling Matt McLain at short. Jake Fraley drops down to eighth in the lineup against a lefty with Luke Maile giving Tyler Stephenson a day off behind the plate.

Ryan McMahon and Kris Bryant return to the lineup for Colorado, with Michael Toglia at first base and Alan Trejo spelling Ezequiel Tovar at short.

Minnesota Twins vs. Los Angeles Dodgers, 3:10 p.m. ET

Joey Gallo continues to lead off against righties with Alex Kirilloff batting second and starting at first base. Trevor Larnach and Nick Gordon round out the outfield as Willi Castro gets a start at third.

Jason Heyward will serve as the DH today as J.D. Martinez gets the afternoon off, while Chris Taylor starts over Miguel Rojas at short and Trayce Thompson spells David Peralta in left.

Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Oakland Athletics, 3:37 p.m. ET

No Ketel Marte today for Arizona, as Josh Rojas returns to the lineup at second base while Geraldo Perdomo will start at short. Pavin Smith will serve as the DH with Dominic Fletcher in center and Emmanuel Rivera at third.

Ryan Noda returns to the lineup at first base while JJ Bleday gets a start in left and Brent Rooker serves as the DH. Shea Langeliers and Jesus Aguilar get the day off.

Philadelphia Phillies vs. San Francisco Giants, 3:45 p.m. ET

It’s the same lineup as Tuesday night for the Phils, with Kody Clemens getting a start at first, Alec Bohm sliding over to third and Brandon Marsh in center.

LaMonte Wade Jr. leads off once again with Brandon Crawford returning to the lineup at short and Casey Schmitt spelling J.D. Davis at third.

Kansas City Royals vs. San Diego Padres, 4:10 p.m. ET

Edward Olivares sits as Jackie Bradley Jr. gets a start in center and Nate Eaton slides over to left. Nick Pratto will play first with Vinnie Pasquantino moving back to DH and Salvador Perez returning behind the plate.

After another disappointing offensive performance last night, the Padres are shaking things up, with Xander Bogaerts leading off and Fernando Tatis Jr. dropping down to third. Matt Carpenter serves as the DH once again with Manny Machado sitting out for a second straight game with a bruised hand.

Los Angeles Angels vs. Baltimore Orioles, 6:35 p.m. ET

Mickey Moniak sits as Taylor Ward returns to the leadoff spot with a lefty on the mound and Hunter Renfroe gets the start in right field. Brandon Drury will play second with Matt Thaiss at first and Chad Wallach behind the dish.

Ryan Mountcastle moves back to first with Anthony Santander serving as the DH, while Joey Ortiz starts over Jorge Mateo at short.

Washington Nationals vs. Miami Marlins, 6:40 p.m. ET

Corey Dickerson will make his second start of the year as the DH with Ildemaro Vargas spelling Stone Garrett in left.

Jon Berti fills in at short as Joey Wendle sits and Garrett Hampson continues to play center field in Jazz Chisholm’s absence. Garrett Cooper will DH with Yuli Gurriel at first and Jorge Soler in right.

New York Yankees vs. Toronto Blue Jays, 7:07 p.m. ET

Gleyber Torres remains in the leadoff spot while Anthony Rizzo returns to the lineup at first base. Oswaldo Cabrera will get the nod at shortstop with Jake Bauers in left and Willie Calhoun at DH.

No Vladimir Guerrero Jr. after tweaking his knee in last night’s game — although the MRI results showed nothing too serious and he should return within a few days. Brandon Belt will start at first with Matt Chapman serving as the DH and Santiago Espinal at third.

Seattle Mariners vs. Boston Red Sox, 7:10 p.m. ET

Business as usual for Seattle, with J.P. Crawford leading off, Taylor Trammell at DH and Jose Caballero at second over Kolten Wong.

Masataka Yoshida moves down to fifth in the order against a lefty while Justin Turner spells Triston Casas at first base. Enrique Hernandez returns to the lineup at short after dealing with a hamstring injury and Denyi Reyes gets another start at second.

Tampa Bay Rays vs. New York Mets, 7:10 p.m. ET

Still no Yandy Diaz (groin) as Josh Lowe will slide into the leadoff spot and serve as the DH. Brandon Lowe starts at second again with Isaac Paredes at first, Taylor Walls at third and Luke Raley in left.

Mark Vientos will start after being called up on Wednesday afternoon, playing third base and batting eighth. Tommy Pham will DH against lefty Josh Fleming while Mark Canha plays left and Brett Baty sits.

Milwaukee Brewers vs. St. Louis Cardinals, 7:45 p.m. ET

Owen Miller leads off again with another lefty on the mound while Darin Ruf gets another start at first over Rowdy Tellez and Victor Caratini spells William Contreras behind the dish.

Paul Goldschmidt gets a day as DH with Brendan Donovan at first and Tommy Edman moving out to right field. Nolan Gorman will start at second with Alec Burleson in left.

Atlanta Braves vs. Texas Rangers, 8:05 p.m. ET

Travis d’Arnaud gives Sean Murphy a day off behind the dish with Marcell Ozuna serving as the DH and Eddie Rosario getting the nod in left.

Welcome back, Corey Seager. The Rangers’ star shortstop will make his return from a lengthy IL stint tonight, batting second and serving as the DH. Robbie Grossman starts in left while Josh Smith spells Josh Jung at third base.

Chicago Cubs vs. Houston Astros, 8:10 p.m. ET

Still no Cody Bellinger as Christopher Morel will start in center and lead off again. Patrick Wisdom returns at third base with Trey Mancini serving as the DH.

Chas McCormick gets a start in right with Kyle Tucker serving as the DH while Yainier Diaz spells Martin Maldonado behind the dish. David Hensley will man second base as Mauricio Dubon sits.

Cleveland Guardians vs. Chicago White Sox, 8:10 p.m. ET

Brayan Rocchio gets the nod at short while Amed Rosario serves as the DH and Andres Gimenez moves up to third in the order with Jose Ramirez still out. Tyler Freeman will man third in his absence while Will Brennan starts in right.

It’s a familiar lineup for Chicago, with Jake Burger at DH and Gavin Sheets in right field.