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MLB lineups for Tuesday, May 23: Who’s starting, who’s sitting

We provide updates on MLB lineup news, providing fantasy baseball and betting analysis on Tuesday, May 23.

Spencer Strider of the Atlanta Braves pitches against the Texas Rangers during the first inning at Globe Life Field on May 17, 2023 in Arlington, Texas. Photo by Ron Jenkins/Getty Images

We’ve got a full dance card across MLB on Tuesday, May 23, so let’s jump right into the daily lineup report and keep you up to date and who’s sitting and who’s starting so you can set your DFS and fantasy squads with confidence.

MLB starting lineups: Tuesday, May 23

Chicago White Sox vs. Cleveland Guardians, 6:10 p.m. ET

Clint Frazier will start in right field after tearing it up at Triple-A Charlotte recently, while Jake Burger will DH and bat second and Romy Gonzalez spells Elvis Andrus at second base.

Gabriel Arias will start in right field today while Will Brennan shifts to center to give Myles Straw a day off.

Texas Rangers vs. Pittsburgh Pirates, 6:35 p.m. ET

Business as usual for the Rangers, with Ezequiel Duran continuing to get lots of playing time as the DH even with Corey Seager back from his hamstring injury.

Andrew McCutchen looks to be the regular leadoff man now, with Jack Suwinski batting third and starting in center while Ji-Hwan Bae plays second and Josh Palacios gets another start in right.

St. Louis Cardinals vs. Cincinnati Reds, 6:40 p.m. ET

Nonlan Gorman will get a start at second with Brendan Donovan at first, Paul Goldschmidt serving as the DH and Tommy Edman in right. Willson Contreras gets a rare start behind the plate with Alec Burleson in left.

TJ Friedl is back for Cincinnati, leading off and playing center field. Jake Fraley also returns to the lineup in left, while Wil Myers gets the nod in right and Kevin Newman plays second as Jonathan India gets a day at DH.

Toronto Blue Jays vs. Tampa Bay Rays, 6:40 p.m. ET

Brandon Belt is up to fourth in the lineup tonight, starting at first base with Vladimir Guerrero Jr. at DH. Danny Jansen gets the nod behind the dish as Alejandro Kirk sits once again.

Josh Lowe will lead off once again with Yandy Diaz getting a day off, as Taylor Walls will play second and Luke Raley gets the nod at first. Harold Ramirez will serve as the DH and Jose Siri mans center field.

Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Philadelphia Phillies, 6:40 p.m. ET

Ketel Marte moves back to the leadoff spot while Emmanuel Rivera sends Josh Rojas to the bench with a lefty on the mound. Evan Longoria will serve as the DH over Pavin Smith.

Alec Bohm gets a rare day off as Kody Clemens will start at first and Edmundo Sosa mans the hot corner.

San Diego Padres vs. Washington Nationals, 7:05 p.m. ET

Ha-Seong Kim is up to third in the order against a lefty, with Jake Cronenworth manning second base and Nelson Cruz serving as the DH. Trent Grisham will patrol center field as Brandon Dixon starts at first.

Lane Thomas leads off yet again with Corey Dickerson in left.

Baltimore Orioles vs. New York Yankees, 7:05 p.m. ET

Anthony Santander will serve as the DH as Adam Frazier and Gunnar Henderson man second and third, respectively, with Jorge Mateo batting ninth and starting at short.

Gleyber Torres leads off again for the Yanks, with Willie Calhoun at DH and Oswaldo Cabrera starting in left.

Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Atlanta Braves, 7:20 p.m. ET

Dodgers TBA

The red-hot Marcell Ozuna serves as the DH once again while Sam Hilliard spells Michael Harris II in center field.

Detroit Tigers vs. Kansas City Royals, 7:40 p.m. ET

Zack McKinstry continues to lead off against righties, with Matt Vierling and Akil Baddoo manning the corner outfield spots and Nick Maton spelling Andy Ibanez at second base.

Nick Pratto leads off again while Bobby Witt Jr. moves up to fourth in the lineup. Edward Olivares will serve as the DH with Michael Massey at second, Maikel Garcia at third and Jackie Bradley Jr. in center.

New York Mets vs. Chicago Cubs, 7:40 p.m. ET

Gary Sanchez draws a start behind the dish in lieu of Francisco Alvarez, while Brett Baty will play third despite a lefty on the mound and Mark Vientos will serve as the DH. Tommy Pham gets the nod in left.

Christopher Morel will DH tonight with Mike Tauchman drawing a start in center field and Matt Mervis back in the lineup at first.

San Francisco Giants vs. Minnesota Twins, 7:40 p.m. ET

Mitch Haniger is back in the lineup in left while Brett Wisely continues to start at second base and Blake Sabol gets the nod as the DH.

Joey Gallo slides up to the leadoff spot with Alex Kirilloff starting in right and batting third. Edouard Julien will play second with Willi Castro in left once again over Trevor Larnach.

Houston Astros vs. Milwaukee Brewers, 7:40 p.m. ET

Chas McCormick takes center field as Mauricio Dubon gets a day off and Corey Julks will serve as the DH for Houston.

Victor Caratini spells William Contreras behind the dish while Brian Anderson starts in right and Owen Miller takes third.

Miami Marlins vs. Colorado Rockies, 8:40 p.m. ET

Marlins TBA

Jurickson Profar gets a start in left tonight as Kris Bryant sits. Willi Castro will start at second with Ryan McMahon at third and Michael Toglia at first.

Boston Red Sox vs. Los Angeles Angels, 9:38 p.m. ET


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