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MLB lineups for Tuesday, May 9: Who’s starting, who’s sitting

We provide updates on MLB lineup news, providing fantasy baseball and betting analysis on Tuesday, May 9th.

Aaron Judge of the New York Yankees throws before the game against the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Field on April 30, 2023 in Arlington, Texas. Photo by Ron Jenkins/Getty Images

It’s been a transaction-heavy Tuesday around MLB already, with Aaron Judge returning to the New York Yankees lineup and Max Fried landing on the IL. Our daily lineup report will keep you up to date on who’s in and who’s out so you can set your fantasy baseball and DFS lineups with confidence.

MLB starting lineups: Tuesday, May 9th

Detroit Tigers vs. Cleveland Guardians, 6:10 p.m. ET

Zack McKinstry will lead off again with Nick Maton at DH, Akil Baddoo in left and Andy Ibanez at third.

Amed Rosario remains in the two-hole despite his awful start while Josh Naylor is back at first and Will Brennan gets the start in right.

Colorado Rockies vs. Pittsburgh Pirates, 6:35 p.m. ET

Randal Grichuk will start in center and bat second as Jurickson Profar drops all the way to seventh. Willi Castro gets the nod at second base while Brenton Doyle sits.

Ji-Hwan Bae returns from his ankle injury and will start at second while Josh Palacios spells Connor Joe in right and Jack Suwinski takes center. Andrew McCutchen will serve as the DH.

Tampa Bay Rays vs. Baltimore Orioles, 6:35 p.m. ET

Harold Ramirez will serve as the DH today with Luke Raley in left and Manuel Margot in center as Jose Siri and Josh Lowe will sit. Taylor Walls gets a start at second and sends Brandon Lowe to the bench.

Cedric Mullins returns to the leadoff spot with Adam Frazier up to fifth in the lineup while Gunnar Henderson starts at third for the injured Ramon Urias. Kyle Stowers and Austin Hays will take the corner outfield spots.

New York Mets vs. Cincinnati Reds, 6:40 p.m. ET

Brett Baty is up to fifth in the lineup as Daniel Vogelbach serves as the DH and Francisco Alvarez starts behind the dish.

Jake Fraley returns from his back injury and will start in left with Wil Myers in right, Tyler Stephenson at DH and Kevin Newman at short.

Toronto Blue Jays vs. Philadelphia Phillies, 6:40 p.m. ET

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. returns to the lineup after battling a wrist injury while Brandon Belt gets the start at DH and Alejandro Kirk will catch.

Bryson Stott leads off once again with Brandon Marsh dropping down to eighth in the order and Edmundo Sosa playing third.

Oakland Athletics vs. New York Yankees, 7:05 p.m. ET

Oakland is stacking lefties against Clarke Schmidt, with Ryan Noda and JJ Bleday hitting second and fourth respectively. Tony Kemp will start in left with Jordan Diaz at second base and Shea Langeliers behind the dish.

All rise for the return of Aaron Judge, who’ll bat second and play right field in his return from the IL tonight. Jake Bauers will DH while Willie Calhoun sits and Aaron Hicks gets another start in left.

Boston Red Sox vs. Atlanta Braves, 7:20 p.m. ET

Alex Verdugo will lead off followed by Masataka Yoshida while Justin Turner serves as the DH. Enrique Hernandez and Enmanuel Valdez continue to handle middle infield duties, and Reese McGuire will spell Connor Wong behind the plate.

Eddie Rosario gets another start in left with Marcell Ozuna at DH and Orlando Arcia at short.

St. Louis Cardinals vs. Chicago Cubs, 7:40 p.m. ET

Nolan Arenado returns to the lineup after missing Monday while Brendan Donovan gets another start in left and Paul DeJong spells Tommy Edman at shortstop. Willson Contreras continues to serve as the DH with Andrew Knizner behind the plate.

As expected, no Nico Hoerner for the Cubs tonight after the second baseman tweaked his hamstring last night. Nick Madrigal will play third and lead off with Eric Hosmer at DH and Christopher Morel at the keystone.

San Diego Padres vs. Minnesota Twins, 7:40 p.m. ET

Jake Cronenworth is up to second in the order while Juan Soto and Xander Bogaerts drop to fourth and fifth. Matt Carpenter will serve as the DH while Trent Grisham gets the nod in center.

Alex Kirilloff will start again at first base with Joey Gallo in left and Jose Miranda at third.

Chicago White Sox vs. Kansas City Royals, 7:40 p.m. ET

Andrew Benintendi will lead off with Gavin Sheets in right and Yasmani Grandal serving as the DH. The red-hot Luis Robert is now back up to third in the lineup.

Vinnie Pasquantino gets a start at first as Nick Pratto sits while Hunter Dozier gets the nod at third. Edward Olivares and Nate Eaton flank Jackie Bradley Jr. in the outfield.

Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Milwaukee Brewers, 7:40 p.m. ET

Chris Taylor is up to the cleanup spot against a lefty while Max Muncy is back at third, Miguel Vargas plays second, Trayce Thompson gets a start in center and James Outman will serve as the DH.

Victor Caratini spells William Contreras behind the plate as Brian Anderson plays third with Brice Turang at second and Tyrone Taylor in right.

Houston Astros vs. Los Angeles Angeles, 9:38 p.m. ET

Business as usual for the Astros, with Mauricio Dubon and Corey Julks getting a start in left as Michael Brantley still isn’t ready to return.

Angels TBA

Texas Rangers vs. Seattle Mariners, 9:40 p.m. ET

Ezequiel Duran is up to the second spot with Travis Jankowski out, as Josh Smith gets a start in left and Brad Miller serves as the DH.

Jarred Kelenic bats third again with AJ Pollock serving as the DH and Tom Murphy spelling Cal Raleigh behind the plate. Sam Haggerty gets a start at second while Jose Caballero takes over for the injured J.P. Crawford at shortstop.

Miami Marlins vs. Arizona Diamondbacks, 9:40 p.m. ET

Marlins TBA

Josh Rojas sits again with a lefty on the mound as Evan Longoria plays third with Emmanuel Rivera at DH and Corbin Carroll spelling Alek Thomas in center.

Washington Nationals vs. San Francisco Giants, 9:45 p.m. ET

The recently recalled Jake Alu will make his MLB debut tonight, batting ninth and playing left field as Stone Garrett sits.

Austin Slater leads off with a lefty on the mound while David Villar serves as the DH and top prospect Casey Schmitt will bat seventh and play short in his MLB debut.