Rise and shine, DFS and fantasy players. We’ve got a batch of MLB matinees on Wednesday, May 24, with plenty of notable absences — Jose Altuve, Carlos Correa, Luis Robert Jr. and more — that will affect how you set your lineups. Our daily lineup report will keep you up to date with who’s starting and who’s sitting.
MLB starting lineups: Wednesday, May 24
Texas Rangers vs. Pittsburgh Pirates, 12:35 p.m. ET
The usual nine for Texas, with Corey Seager serving as the DH today and Josh Smith getting a start at shortstop.
Going for the series. #StraightUpTX pic.twitter.com/2y4t1bTRoN— Texas Rangers (@Rangers) May 24, 2023
Andrew McCutchen will lead off and serve as the DH while Ke’Bryan Hayes is back up to third in the order. Connor Joe will start in right with a lefty on the mound while Rodolfo Castro gets a start at second and Ji-Hwan Bae sits.
The rubber match.— Pittsburgh Pirates (@Pirates) May 24, 2023
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Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Philadelphia Phillies, 1:05 p.m. ET
Ketel Marte will lead off today with Emmanuel Rivera spelling Josh Rojas at third and Evan Longoria serving as the DH. Pavin Smith starts in right despite a lefty on the mound while Nick Ahmed gets the nod at short over Geraldo Perdomo.
Arizona Diamondbacks Lineup:— Newzgod a.k.a. El_Negro_Loco (@Newzgod_dfs) May 24, 2023
1. Ketel Marte (S) 2B
2. Corbin Carroll (L) LF
3. Emmanuel Rivera (R) 3B
4. Christian Walker (R) 1B
5. Evan Longoria (R) DH
6. Pavin Smith (L) RF
7. Nick Ahmed (R) SS
8. Dominic Fletcher (L) CF
9. Jose Herrera (S) C
Kody Clemens gets another start at first with Alec Bohm back in the lineup at third base and Drew Stubbs spelling J.T. Realmuto behind the plate.
Phillies lineup vs. RHP Zac Gallen and the Arizona Diamondbacks— Destiny Lugardo (@destiny_lugardo) May 24, 2023
San Francisco Giants vs. Minnesota Twins, 1:10 p.m. ET
Blake Sabol gets a start behind the plate with Brandon Crawford at short and Thairo Estrada serving as the DH.
San Francisco Giants Lineup:— Newzgod a.k.a. El_Negro_Loco (@Newzgod_dfs) May 24, 2023
1. LaMonte Wade Jr. (L) 1B
2. Thairo Estrada (R) DH
3. Mitch Haniger (R) LF
4. Michael Conforto (L) RF
5. Blake Sabol (L) C
6. Mike Yastrzemski (L) CF
7. Casey Schmitt (R) 3B
8. Brandon Crawford (L) SS
9. Brett Wisely (L) 2B
No Carlos Correa as he nurses a bruised heel, with Kyle Farmer sliding to short and Donovan Solano playing third. The newly recalled Matt Wallner will fill in right field while Trevor Larnach battles pneumonia.
Your #MNTwins lineup for the final game of the series against the Giants— Twins Talk (@LetsTalk_Twins) May 24, 2023
1. Edouard Julien 2B
2. Byron Buxton DH
3. Donovan Solano 3B
4. Alex Kirilloff 1B
5. Kyle Farmer SS
6. Willi Castro LF
7. Matt Wallner RF
8. Ryan Jeffers C
9. Michael A. Taylor CF
Joe Ryan P
Chicago White Sox vs. Cleveland Guardians, 1:10 p.m. ET
Clint Frazier starts in center as Luis Robert Jr. nurses a sore hip while Seby Zavala spells Yasmani Grandal behind the plate.
Today's #WhiteSox starters at Progressive Field: pic.twitter.com/5bI2ULJEre— Chicago White Sox (@whitesox) May 24, 2023
Gabriel Arias starts in right field with Myles Straw returning to the lineup in center and Will Brennan sitting.
Cleveland Guardians Lineup:— Newzgod a.k.a. El_Negro_Loco (@Newzgod_dfs) May 24, 2023
1. Steven Kwan (L) LF
2. Amed Rosario (R) SS
3. Jose Ramirez (S) 3B
4. Josh Naylor (L) DH
5. Josh Bell (S) 1B
6. Gabriel Arias (R) RF
7. Andres Gimenez (L) 2B
8. Myles Straw (R) CF
9. Cam Gallagher (R) C
Houston Astros vs. Milwaukee Brewers, 1:10 p.m. ET
Mauricio Dubon starts at second as Jose Altuve battles an illness, while Chas McCormick takes left and Jake Meyers plays center.
Brandon on the bump.— Houston Astros (@astros) May 24, 2023
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Jesse Winker drops down to sixth in the lineup with Owen Miller playing third and batting cleanup and Brian Anderson in right field.
Today's #Brewers lineup:— The Brewer Nation (@BrewerNation) May 24, 2023
St. Louis Cardinals vs. Cincinnati Reds, 6:40 p.m. ET
Paul Goldschmidt will serve as the DH as Brendan Donovan starts at first and Tommy Edman starts at short with Paul DeJong getting a day off. Oscar Mercado will play right field.
Starting lineup in the Queen City.#STLCards pic.twitter.com/lAPY2xucxB— St. Louis Cardinals (@Cardinals) May 24, 2023
Nick Senzel gets a rare start in left field as Jake Fraley sits with a lefty on the mound. Kevin Newman will play third in his stead with Luke Maile serving as the DH and Jose Barrero starting in center.
Game three of four with the Cards.— Cincinnati Reds (@Reds) May 24, 2023
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Toronto Blue Jays vs. Tampa Bay Rays, 6:40 p.m. ET
Toronto is changing it up a bit tonight, with Ernie Clement starting over Whit Merrifield at second base and Nathan Lukes getting the nod in right while Daulton Varsho slides over to center and George Springer serves as the DH.
Let's keep it going! #NextLevel pic.twitter.com/YmcTpxN4XE— Toronto Blue Jays (@BlueJays) May 24, 2023
No Josh Lowe with a lefty on the mound, as Manuel Margot will start in right and lead off and Harold Ramirez serves as the DH. Luke Raley spells Yandy Diaz as first while Taylor Walls and Isaac Paredes play second and third, respectively.
#Rays lineup vs. Blue Jays:— Ryan Bass (@Ry_Bass) May 24, 2023
San Diego Padres vs. Washington Nationals, 7:05 p.m. ET
Matt Carpenter will serve as the DH with Rougned Odor getting a start at second and Jake Cronenworth sliding back to first.
Wednesday with Weathers.#BringTheGold pic.twitter.com/6cwcHn216j— San Diego Padres (@Padres) May 24, 2023
Stone Garrett gets a start in left with a lefty on the mound while Alex Call mans center field.
#Nationals lineup for game 2 against the Padres pic.twitter.com/CYv8wWDU3K— District on Deck (@DistrictOnDeck) May 24, 2023
Baltimore Orioles vs. New York Yankees, 7:05 p.m. ET
Adley Rutschman will serve as the DH to give James McCann a start behind the plate with a lefty on the mound. Gunnar Henderson sits as Joey Ortiz gets the nod at third base.
Orioles lineup for today’s game against the Yankees pic.twitter.com/7MOmY5KkJJ— Arving Gonzalez (@ArvingGonzalez) May 24, 2023
Jake Bauers gets a start at the DH spot for New York with Isiah Kiner-Falefa in left, DJ LeMahieu at third and Oswaldo Cabrera on the bench.
Midweek Matchup. #RepBX pic.twitter.com/jOPqlYHcfO— New York Yankees (@Yankees) May 24, 2023
Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Atlanta Braves, 7:20 p.m. ET
Josh Outman will sit tonight as Jason Heyward patrols center field and J.D. Martinez gets the nod at DH. Chris Taylor starts at short over Miguel Rojas.
Today's #Dodgers lineup at Braves: pic.twitter.com/QwMqEcKAuk— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) May 24, 2023
Travis d’Arnaud will spell Sean Murphy behind the plate with Marcell Ozuna as the DH and Michael Harris II back in center.
Midweek matchup.#ForTheA pic.twitter.com/q3TfQLBnFG— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) May 24, 2023
Detroit Tigers vs. Kansas City Royals, 7:40 p.m. ET
Zach McKinstry leads off again with Andy Ibanez serving as the DH over Miguel Cabrera and Jonathan Schoop getting a start at second.
Going for the series win. pic.twitter.com/19wWmmD331— Detroit Tigers (@tigers) May 24, 2023
Matt Duffy will start at second and bat leadoff as Maikel Garcia shifts back to third and Michael Massey sits. Freddy Fermin gives Salvador Perez a day off behind the plate.
Zack Greinke takes the mound for the deciding game of our series vs. the Tigers.#WelcomeToTheCity pic.twitter.com/ReOqT91HVj— Kansas City Royals (@Royals) May 24, 2023
New York Mets vs. Chicago Cubs, 7:40 p.m. ET
Brett Baty and Francisco Alvarez are both in the lineup for New York, while Daniel Vogelbach serves as the DH and Mark Vientos sits.
Game 2️⃣ in the Windy City. #LGM— New York Mets (@Mets) May 24, 2023
Miles Mastrobuoni will bat second and start at third base as Patrick Wisdom gets a night off. Christopher Morel will serve as the DH with Mike Tauchman drawing another start in center.
Here is tonight's #Cubs starting lineup at Wrigley Field!— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) May 24, 2023
Tune in: https://t.co/Gs2hZXyTjH pic.twitter.com/MrL8TenldO
Miami Marlins vs. Colorado Rockies, 8:40 p.m. ET
Jon Berti will lead off and play third tonight, with Joey Wendle playing short and Yuli Gurriel getting a start at first base. The newly signed Jonathan Davis gets his first start in center while Garrett Cooper serves as the DH.
Miami Marlins Lineup:— Newzgod a.k.a. El_Negro_Loco (@Newzgod_dfs) May 24, 2023
1. Jon Berti (R) 3B
2. Jorge Soler (R) RF
3. Luis Arraez (L) 2B
4. Garrett Cooper (R) DH
5. Bryan De La Cruz (R) LF
6. Yuli Gurriel (R) 1B
7. Joey Wendle (L) SS
8. Jacob Stallings (R) C
9. Jonathan Davis (R) CF
Randal Grichuk spells Brenton Doyle in center field tonight with Mike Moustakas back in the lineup at first base.
Chance to win the series tonight with Karl Kauffmann back on mound. pic.twitter.com/TZV5TXMJnf— Purple Row (@PurpleRow) May 24, 2023
Boston Red Sox vs. Los Angeles Angels, 9:38 p.m. ET
Rob Refsnyder will lead off with a lefty on the mound with Justin Turner starting at first base and batting second. Pablo Reyes gets another start at second with Raimel Tapia spelling Alex Verdugo in right.
Tonight's #RedSox starters: pic.twitter.com/ERsQd1XiDa— Red Sox (@RedSox) May 24, 2023
Taylor Ward starts for the first time in four days, leading off with a lefty on the mound. Brandon Drury will play first with Gio Urshela at third and Luis Rengifo at second.
Today’s #Angels lineup. Taylor Ward back in left field and leading off. pic.twitter.com/KepCCLlQH9— Brent Maguire (@bmags94) May 24, 2023
Oakland Athletics vs. Seattle Mariners, 9:40 p.m. ET
Seth Brown will bat third and start in right with JJ Bleday in left and Esteury Ruiz serving as the DH as Brent Rooker gets a day off.
How we're lining up tonight pic.twitter.com/31gdSLCYJP— Oakland A's (@Athletics) May 24, 2023
Julio Rodriguez is up to second in the order with Eugenio Suarez third and Jarred Kelenic batting cleanup. Teoscar Hernandez will DH with AJ Pollock in left and Sam Haggerty filling in for the injured Ty France at first.
Hope you brought your cooler, we’re bringing Miller tonight. pic.twitter.com/Btth7gnp74— Seattle Mariners (@Mariners) May 24, 2023