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MLB lineups for Sunday, April 9th: Who’s starting, who’s sitting

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

Jorge Mateo #3 of the Baltimore Orioles reacts with Austin Hays #21 of the Baltimore Orioles during the first inning against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park on April 01, 2023 in Boston, Massachusetts. Photo by Nick Grace/Getty Images

There is a loaded baseball slate for Sunday, April 9. Every team will be in action as most are wrapping up their weekend series. With several injuries happening on Saturday around the league, we could see teams using new lineups on Sunday. With that in mind, here are all of the announced lineups for the day’s games. We will continue to add to this as lineups release throughout the day.

MLB starting lineups: Sunday, April 9th

Cincinnati Reds vs. Philadelphia Phillies, 1:05 p.m. ET, ESPN+

Chris Overton will take the mound for the Reds. The order seems pretty set from what we have seen from Cincinnati. If Wil Myers doesn’t turn things around when Joey Votto returns, he could be relegated to the bench with how well Jake Fraley and Jason Vosler have been playing.

The Phillies will start Taijuan Walker on Sunday. No surprises in the lineup with Turner, Schwarber, Realmuto and Castellanos at the top of the order.

Boston Red Sox vs. Detroit Tigers, 1:10 p.m. ET

Kutter Crawford will pitch for the Red Sox. Despite both having four home runs already this season, Rafael Devers still slots in hitting second with Adam Duvall in the five-hole.

The southpaw Matthew Boyd will start on Sunday. Akil Baddoo is back in the leadoff position after getting called up once Austin Meadows went to the IL on Saturday.

Oakland Athletics vs. Tampa Bay Rays, 1:10 p.m. ET

James Kaprielian takes the mound for the A’s on Sunday. Peterson vaults up the lineup and is hitting second on Sunday after batting eighth on Saturday. Notably missing from the batting order is first baseman Seth Brown who will get the day off, barring a favorable pinch-hitting situation.

The undefeated Rays see a slight shift in their batting order with Saturday’s leadoff man Yandy Diaz getting the day off. Despite hitting .083 to this point of the season, Christian Bethancourt will bat ninth and catch, giving Francisco Mejia the day off.

New York Yankees vs. Baltimore Orioles, 1:35 p.m. ET

The left-handed Nestor Cortes will get the start for the Yankees. Trevino is back in the lineup after getting the day off on Saturday. Aaron Hicks gets the off day with Franchy Cordero manning right field and batting eighth.

After being activated off the 10-day IL, James McCann will start at catcher and bat ninth. Don’t worry, Orioles fans, Adley Rutschman is still in the lineup as the DH and is batting second.

Chicago White Sox vs. Pittsburgh Pirates, 1:35 p.m. ET

Michael Kopech will look to rebound on the mound after getting knocked around to begin the year. Luis Robert and Yasmani Grandal gets the day off as Oscar Colas shifts from right to center. Seby Zavala takes over as the catcher, while Romy Gonzalez starts in right field.

Veteran outfielder Andrew McCutchen had three base hits and is rewarded with an off day on Sunday. Jason Delay gets an off day as Tyler Heineman is back in at catcher.

Miami Marlins vs. New York Mets, 1:40 p.m. ET

Jorge Soler gets an off day, and Garrett Cooper is moved to DH. Yuri Gurriel is back in the lineup and manning first base. Braxton Garrett will be on the mound for Miami.

Nimmo will be off on Sunday as Tommy Pham takes over center field. Top prospect Francisco Alvarez will catch and bat eighth for the Mets.

Seattle Mariners vs. Clevland Guardians, 1:40 p.m. ET

AJ Pollock is back in the lineup after getting an off day on Saturday. George Kirby will be on the mound for Seattle.

Plesac was rocked in his first outing and will look to bounce back on Sunday. Cam Gallagher will take over as catcher while Mike Zunino gets a rest day.

Houston Astros vs. Minnesota Twins, 2:10 p.m. ET

The Houston lineup looks largely similar to how it did on Saturday. Yainer Diaz takes over behind the plate as Martin Maldonado gets a rest day.

Trevor Larnach is back toward the top of the Twins lineup on Sunday. Carlos Correa gets the day off as Kyle Farmer takes over at shortstop. Christian Vazquez is also resting as Ryan Jeffers slots in behind the plate and will bat eighth.

St. Louis Cardinals vs. Milwaukee Brewers, 2:10 p.m. ET

Despite having two hits on Saturday, Tommy Edman goes from the leadoff spot to the nine-hole on Sunday. Alec Burleson will bat second and play left field, giving Dylan Carlson an off day. Willson Contreras will also rest as Andrew Knizer takes over behind the plate.

Jesse Winker is back in the lineup against the right-handed Jake Woodford and will DH. Rowdy Tellez takes over at first, with William Contreras catching. Brice Turang was a defensive replacement on Saturday but will start at second base on Sunday.

Texas Rangers vs. Chicago Cubs, 2:20 p.m. ET

Jon Gray takes the mound for the Rangers on Sunday. Mitch Garver gets a day off as Travis Jankowski and Bubba Thompson make an appearance in the lineup. After pinch hitting on Saturday, Josh Smith gets the start in left field.

Hosmer is back at first base and batting seventh. Tucker Barnhardt will be behind the dish, giving Yan Gomes. Edwin Rios will DH and Patrick Wisdom is getting a rest day.

Washington Nationals vs. Colorado Rockies, 3:10 p.m. ET

After a day off on Saturday, Dominic Smith is back in the lineup and batting third on Sunday. The switch-hitting Keibert Ruiz is batting cleanup, while Ildemaro Vargas is starting at second after being a defensive replacement on Saturday.

Jurickson Profar is starting in left field on Sunday and batting leadoff after coming off the bench on Saturday. Elias Diaz will be behind the plate after having a rest day on Saturday.

Kansas City Royals vs. San Francisco Giants, 4:05 p.m. ET

MJ Melendez gets a rare shot at leading off for the Royals. Nicky Lopez is starting at third base after being a defensive replacement on Saturday. Edward Olivares gets the day off as Jackie Bradley Jr. will man right field and bat ninth.

LaMonte Wade went 2 for 4 with a home run on Saturday but will start Sunday’s game on the bench. Joc Pederson and Blake Sabol also get the day off, with David Villar and Austin Wynns taking over in the field and lineup.

Toronto Blue Jays vs. Los Angeles Angels, 4:07 p.m. ET

It’s a battle of southpaws on Sunday. Yosei Kikuchi will get the start. The only changes to the lineup for the series finale sees Danny Jansen in at catcher and Kevin Kiermaier manning center field in favor of Alejandro Kirk and Brandon Belt, who get off days.

Los Angeles will deploy largely the same lineup on Sunday as it did on Saturday. Logan O’Hoppe will be behind the plate giving Matt Thaiss a day off. Brandon Drury will start at first base, giving Jake Lamb a rest day.

Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Arizona Diamondbacks, 4:10 p.m. ET

Miguel Rojas is back in the lineup on Sunday after an off day Saturday. Will Smith also gets a day off with Austin Barnes taking over behind the plate and batting ninth.

Second baseman Ketel Marte is sitting out on Sunday despite going 3 for 5 at the plate on Saturday with two RBI and three runs. Similarly, Lourdes Gurriel Jr. went 3 for 4 with three RBI and is replaced by Pavin Smith for Sunday’s game. Gabriel Moreno heads to the bench in favor of catcher Jose Herrera.

San Diego Padres vs. Atlanta Braves, 7 p.m. ET, ESPN

Nelson Cruz gets the start at DH in the series finale against the left-handed Dylan Dodd who is starting for Atlanta. Catcher Luis Campusano went hitless on Saturday and is off Sunday in favor of Austin Nola who will hit seventh. San Diego tends to platoon Jose Azocar with Matt Carpenter so while Azocar gets the start, don’t be surprised if Carpenter comes into the game later.

Catcher Travis d’Arnaud is heading to the seven-day IL due to a concussion. This leads to Sean Murphy catching, Marcell Ozuna DH-ing and Eddie Rosario playing left field. Sam Hilliard will bat ninth, still manning center field for the injured Michael Harris.