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MLB lineups for Tuesday, May 2: Ronald Acuna Jr. returns, Shohei Ohtani sits

We provide updates on MLB lineup news, providing fantasy baseball and betting analysis on Tuesday, May 2nd.

Shohei Ohtani of the Los Angeles Angels at bat during a game against the Milwaukee Brewers at American Family Field on April 29, 2023 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images

After a scare yesterday when he took a fastball off his shoulder blade, Ronald Acuna Jr. is right back in the Atlanta Braves’ lineup tonight. With a full slate of MLB games on tap, the daily lineup report will give you everything else you need to know about who’s in and who’s out.

MLB starting lineups: Tuesday, May 2

New York Mets vs. Detroit Tigers, 6:40 p.m. ET

Brett Baty and Francisco Alvarez are both in the lineup for New York tonight, while Mark Canha plays left and Daniel Vogelbach serves as the DH.

Matt Vierling leads off against a lefty while Eric Haase gets a start in left, Jake Rogers catches, Jonathan Schoop starts at third and Andy Ibanez will DH.

Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Tampa Bay Rays, 6:40 p.m. ET

Andrew McCutchen will DH once again while Carlos Santana starts at first with Connor Joe in right and Jack Suwinski in center.

Yandy Diaz is back in the lineup after a few days off due to a shoulder injury, leading off and playing first base. Jose Siri and Manuel Margot will start in left and center while Josh Lowe sits.

Atlanta Braves vs. Miami Marlins, 6:40 p.m. ET

Ronald Acuna Jr. won’t miss a game after taking a pitch off his shoulder on Monday against the New York Mets, as he’s back leading off and playing right field. Eddie Rosario gets a start in left, Marcell Ozuna will DH and Vaughn Grissom has dropped all the way to ninth in the order.

Avisail Garcia landing on the IL means Bryan de la Cruz and Jesus Sanchez in the outfield corners for Miami, while Yuli Gurriel starts at first and Jorge Soler serves as the DH.

Chicago Cubs vs. Washington Nationals, 7:05 p.m. ET

Edwin Rios gets another start at DH while Patrick Wisdom starts at third, Eric Hosmer mans first and Tucker Barnhart catches for the injured Yan Gomes.

The Nationals are running out just about the same lineup as last night, with Alex Call hitting first, Keibert Ruiz in the three-hole and Lane Thomas starting right while Stone Garrett sits.

Cleveland Guardians vs. New York Yankees, 7:05 p.m. ET

Business as usual for the Guardians, with Mike Zunino catching and Will Brennan getting another start in right field.

Some rare good injury news for New York: Harrison Bader is set to make his 2023 debut, starting in center and batting fifth. Willie Calhoun will DH while Aaron Hicks starts in left.

Toronto Blue Jays vs. Boston Red Sox, 7:10 p.m. ET

George Springer is back in the lineup after missing yesterday due to illness, while Kevin Kiermaier starts in center, Whit Merrifield mans second and Alejandro Kirk DHs with Danny Jansen behind the plate.

Rob Refsnyder will start and bat third against a lefty, while Enrique Hernandez is back at short, Masataka Yoshida drops to sixth in the order as the DH and Raimel Tapia spells Jarren Duran in center field.

Minnesota Twins vs. Chicago White Sox, 7:10 p.m. ET

Byron Buxton will lead off as the DH while Max Kepler drops down to sixth, Joey Gallo starts at first and Trevor Larnach gets the nod in left.

Tim Anderson makes his long-awaited return from the IL, leading off and starting at shortstop. Luis Robert slides down to fifth in the order while Gavin Sheets starts in right and Yasmani Grandal gets the call behind the plate.

Baltimore Orioles vs. Kansas City Royals, 7:40 p.m. ET

Austin Hays will lead off while Cedric Mullins drops to ninth against a lefty. James McCann will serve as the DH while Ramon Urias and Jorge Mateo start at second and short, respectively.

Maikel Garcia, just called up from Triple-A, will make his season debut at third base, while Nick Pratto handles first and Michael Massey takes second with Nicky Lopez out.

Los Angeles Angels vs. St. Louis Cardinals, 7:45 p.m. ET

Despite an off day yesterday, Shohei Ohtani isn’t in the lineup for the Angels tonight in St. Louis. It seems to just be a rest day, but something to monitor. Mike Trout will DH while Luis Rengifo starts in center and Gio Urshela gets another start at first.

Tommy Edman leads off against a lefty while Andrew Knizner gets another start at catcher as Willson Contreras serves as the DH and Dylan Carlson starts in center.

Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Texas Rangers, 8:05 p.m. ET

Pavin Smith will DH and bat third while Dominic Fletcher starts in place of Corbin Carroll as he continues to nurse a knee injury.

Travis Jankowski is back in the two-hole while Ezequiel Duran starts at short and Robbie Grossman serves as the DH.

San Francisco Giants vs. Houston Astros, 8:10 p.m. ET

LaMonte Wade Jr. leads off yet again while Brett Wisely gets a start at second, Cal Stevenson plays center and Blake Sabol mans left with Joey Bart behind the dish.

Mauricio Dubon leads off again while Yordan Alvarez will DH and Corey Julks gets a start in left.

Milwaukee Brewers vs. Colorado Rockies, 8:40 p.m. ET

Tyrone Taylor returns from injury and will start in right while Jesse Winker serves as the DH, William Contreras catches and Joey Wiemer plays center.

No Charlie Blackmon for the Rockies as Kris Bryant will DH and Jurickson Profar, Brenton Doyle and Randal Grichuk take the outfield spots.

Cincinnati Reds vs. San Diego Padres, 9:40 p.m. ET

TJ Friedl and Jake Fraley finally return to the Cincy lineup while Stuart Fairchild gets another start in left while Henry Ramos serves as the DH.

Xander Bogaerts gets a day off as Ha-Seong Kim plays short, Jake Cronenworth mans second, Matt Carpenter starts at first and Nelson Cruz serves as the DH.

Seattle Mariners vs. Oakland Athletics, 9:40 p.m. ET

Julio Rodriguez is back in the lineup after his back injury over the weekend while Jose Caballero starts at second and Taylor Trammell starts at DH.

Ramon Laureano will bat cleanup and start in right while Connor Capel plays left, Shea Langeliers catches and Tony Kemp gets the nod at second over Jordan Diaz. Jesus Aguilar gets the night off.

Philadelphia Phillies vs. Los Angeles Dodgers, 10:10 p.m. ET

Welcome back, Bryce Harper. The former MVP will DH and bat third in his first game of 2023, while Alec Bohm plays first and Edmundo Sosa mans third.

Miguel Rojas returns to the lineup at short while Will Smith serves as the DH.