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MLB lineups for Wednesday, April 12th: Shohei Ohtani, Dansby Swanson get days off

We provide updates on MLB lineup news, providing fantasy baseball and betting analysis on Wednesday, April 12th.

Not only is there a full MLB slate on Wednesday, April 12th, but we have plenty of afternoon starts that will require some quick decision-making from fantasy baseball managers. We’ll have all the updates you need in this post as the day progresses with an eye on key injuries and absences.

MLB starting lineups: Wednesday, April 12th

Houston Astros vs. Pittsburgh Pirates, 12:35 p.m. ET

With lefty Rich HIll on the mound, Yordan Alvarez has been given a day off — David Hensley gets the start at DH while Corey Julks starts in left. Chas McCormick is back in the leadoff spot.

Andrew McCutchen is back in the three-hole and DHing after a day off yesterday, while Ji-man Choi will sit. Ji-Hwan Bae leads off again after his late-inning heroics.

San Diego Padres vs. New York Mets, 1:10 p.m. ET

Matt Carpenter and Rougned Odor are back in the lineup to face righty Tylor Megill while Nelson Cruz sits.

No Francisco Alvarez again for the Mets, as Tomas Nido will handle catching duties. Mark Canha and Tommy Pham get their usual starts with a lefty on the mound.

Chicago White Sox vs. Minnesota Twins, 1:10 p.m. ET

Boy, injuries have thinned this White Sox lineup out miserably — Yoan Moncada is still out with back problems, meaning Hanser Alberto starts at third and Lenyn Sosa starts at second while Elvis Andrus fills in for Tim Anderson at short.

Welcome to the show, Edouard Julien. The Twins’ No. 4 prospect will start at second and bat eighth while Nick Gordon hits cleanup with Joey Gallo on the shelf.

New York Yankees vs. Cleveland Guardians, 1:10 p.m. ET

For the first time in his MLB career, Anthony Volpe is leading off for the Yankees. Isiah Kiner-Falefa fills in for DJ LeMahieu at third, while Franchy Cordero gets another start in left and should be rostered in most fantasy leagues. Gleyber Torres sits with a hip/groin injury that Aaron Boone doesn’t expect to cost him significant time.

It boggles the mind that Amed Rosario still hits in the two spot against righties, especially while Andres Gimenez sits fifth.

Seattle Mariners vs. Chicago Cubs, 2:20 p.m. ET

Cal Raleigh catches again while the red-hot Jarred Kelenic gets another start in left against righty Marcus Stroman.

After pulling himself out of Tuesday night’s win due to an exhausting 24 hours spent in the hospital with his wife Mallory, Dansby Swanson will get a day off on Wednesday afternoon while Nico Hoerner slides to short and Nick Madrigal mans second.

St. Louis Cardinals vs. Colorado Rockies, 3:10 p.m. ET

Alec Burleson will get a start in left with a righty on the mound for the Rockies, while Nolan Gorman slots in at second. Still no Dylan Carlson, who remains day to day with a neck injury — Tyler O’Neill will patrol center for St. Louis.

Charlie Blackmon is back in the lineup on Wednesday, but Kris Bryant will get a day off as Jurickson Profar starts in left and leads off while Harold Castro slots in at DH.

Milwaukee Brewers vs. Arizona Diamondbacks, 3:40 p.m. ET

Mike Brosseau will get a rare start against a righty, while Brice Turang and Garrett Mitchell are both back in the lineup and will bat sixth and eighth respectively.

Business as usual for the D-backs, although Gabriel Moreno will get a rest behind the dish. Christian Walker is back in the lineup after a day off yesterday.

Miami Marlins vs. Philadelphia Phillies, 4:05 p.m. ET

No Garrett Cooper or Avisail Garcia for the Marlins, thinning their lineup even further. If ever there were a get-well spot for Zack Wheeler, this is it. Jesus Sanchez will get a start in right field.

Bryson Stott is back atop the lineup for Philly and Brandon Marsh will start in center with Miami righty Edward Cabrera on the mound. Jake Cave gets the call in left and should start against most righties — at least until Bryce Harper returns.

Washington Nationals vs. Los Angeles Angels, 4:07 p.m. ET

Luis Garcia is finally back in the lineup for the Nats after missing several games with a hamstring issue. Beyond that, this is becoming D.C.’s preferred look against righties, with Alex Call leading off followed by Jeimer Candelario, Dominic Smith and Joey Meneses.

After pulling double duty yesterday, Shohei Ohtani will get a day off on Wednesday against MacKenzie Gore. Mike Trout DHs in his absence, while Brett Phillips gets the start in center.

Oakland Athletics vs. Baltimore Orioles, 6:35 p.m. ET

Tony Kemp slides up to the leadoff spot against righty Dean Kremer, while Aledmys Diaz gets back into the lineup at second base and Connor Capel gets a day off.

With lefty Ken Waldichuk on the mound for Oakland, James McCann will catch and bat cleanup while Adley Rutschman serves as the DH. Cedric Mullins will get the day off while Ryan McKenna patrols center field.

Boston Red Sox vs. Tampa Bay Rays, 6:40 p.m. ET

The Red Sox are looking to stack lefties against rookie Rays righty Taj Bradley. Alex Verdugo is back in the leadoff spot, while Triston Casas, Raimel Tapia, Reese McGuire and Yu Chang will all start.

No Josh Lowe for the Rays against lefty Chris Sale, as Harold Ramirez starts in right while Manual Margot returns to the outfield. Taylor Walls will get another start at third as Yandy Diaz fills the DH slot.

Detroit Tigers vs. Toronto Blue Jays, 7:07 p.m. ET

Matt Vierling will lead off while Nick Maton hits second against Kevin Gausman. Miguel Cabrera is back in the lineup while Akil Baddoo sits.

Alejandro Kirk will get the day off while Danny Jansen catches and Matt Chapman serves as the DH against Spencer Turnbull. Santiago Espinal slides over to third base.

Cincinnati Reds vs. Atlanta Braves, 7:20 p.m. ET

Tyler Stephenson will DH rather than catch for Cincy, as Luke Maile will handle duties behind the plate. Jason Vosler also will start at the hot corner in place of Spencer Steer, who appears to be a lefties-only option right now.

Marcell Ozuna will DH tonight for Atlanta while Sam Hilliard continues to get regular playing time in center while Michael Harris II is on the shelf with back issue

Kansas City Royals vs. Texas Rangers, 8:05 p.m. ET

Hunter Dozier will sit while Franmil Reyes starts at DH and Nicky Lopez slides over to third against Nathan Eovaldi. Kyle Isbel has moved all the way up to fifth in the order.

Some shuffling for the Rangers today, as Corey Seager has been placed on the IL with a hamstring strain while Leody Taveras returns from his oblique injury to start in center field. Josh Smith figures to handle shortstop duties for Texas for the time being.

Los Angeles Dodgers vs. San Francisco Giants, 9:45 p.m. ET

Will Smith, not Austin Barnes, will catch Clayton Kershaw tonight, while Max Muncy hits cleanup and David Peralta gets a start in left.

No Joc Pedersen tonight against a lefty, while Heliot Ramos starts in left and southpaw specialist Darin Ruf makes his return to San Francisco.