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MLB lineups for Wednesday, April 19: Wander Franco out for Rays

We provide updates on MLB lineup news, providing fantasy baseball and betting analysis on Wednesday, April 19.

Wander Franco of the Tampa Bay Rays bats in the fourth inning against the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park on April 17, 2023 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images

Wednesday means getaway day across MLB, with all but four games getting started in the afternoon. That means fantasy baseball managers will have to be on top of their game keeping track of who’s starting and who’s sitting for all of these matinees — which is where our daily lineup report comes in.

MLB starting lineups: Wednesday, April 19

Tampa Bay Rays vs. Cincinnati Reds, 12:35 p.m. ET

Wander Franco will get his first day off of the year as the Rays play an early getaway game following a night game on Tuesday. Luke Raley and Josh Lowe will get starts in the outfield while Taylor Walls handles shortstop.

Still no Spencer Steer for Cincy, while Luke Maile will catch and Tyler Stephenson handles DH duties.

Cleveland Guardians vs. Detroit Tigers, 1:10 p.m. ET

Still no Amed Rosario as he battles a back injury, which means another start at short for Gabriel Arias. Steven Kwan is back leading off after missing game two of the doubleheader yesterday.

This is looking like something of a regular lineup against righties for Detroit, with Nick Maton leading off, Kerry Carpenter cleaning up and Akil Baddoo batting fifth. Tyler Nevin gets a start at third base.

San Francisco Giants vs. Miami Marlins, 1:10 p.m. ET

It’s a righty-heavy lineup for the Giants against lefty Trevor Rogers, with Wilmer Flores back up in the two-hole and Darin Ruf getting a start at DH. Joey Bart is back behind the plate and Heliot Ramos will play left.

Jorge Soler starts again at DH while Jean Segura gets a day off — Garrett Hampson will handle short and Jon Berti will play third. Avisail Garcia returns to the lineup and will start in right.

Arizona Diamondbacks vs. St. Louis Cardinals, 1:15 p.m. ET

Corbin Carroll is back and hitting third after his day off yesterday, while Pavin Smith will DH and Gabriel Moreno gets a day off behind the plate.

Willson Contreras will DH after getting a full day off yesterday, while Tommy Edman and Dylan Carlson move up in the order with a lefty on the mound for Arizona. Taylor Motter fills in at second for Brendan Donovan, though it’s unclear if that’s due to Donovan’s shin issue or the platoon matchup.

Texas Rangers vs. Kansas Royals, 2:10 p.m. ET

Travis Jankowski seems locked into the two-hole behind Marcus Semien, while Jonah Heim is back at catcher after a day off and Josh Smith gets another start at short in place of Corey Seager.

Edward Olivares starts and bats second, Salvador Perez gets a day at DH, Franmil Reyes will play left (!) and Hunter Dozier gets the call at third base for Kansas City. Jackie Bradley Jr. gets a start over Kyle Isbel in center

Philadelphia Phillies vs. Chicago White Sox, 2:10 p.m. ET

J.T. Realmuto and Jake Cave are back in the Philly lineup after missing the nightcap yesterday, while Brandon Marsh will bat fifth and Josh Harrison starts at third.

No Gavin Sheets again for Chicago, as Andrew Benintendi is back atop the lineup in left and Eloy Jimenez will DH.

New York Mets vs. Los Angeles Dodgers. 3:10 p.m. ET

Rejoice! Both Brett Baty and Francisco Alvarez are in the lineup for New York against Noah Syndergaard. Luis Guillorme will play second while Jeff McNeil slides out to left.

Another day off for Mookie Betts as James Outman will lead off again for L.A. and Luke Williams will spell Miguel Rojas at short.

Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Colorado Rockies, 3:10 p.m. ET

Jack Suwinski starts but other than that it’s all righties for Pittsburgh, with Andrew McCutchen and Connor Joe again in the heart of the order while Mark Mathias handles second.

No Elias Diaz for Colorado, as Brian Serven will handle catching duties. Mike Moustakas gets a start at first and Alan Trejo will play second while C.J. Cron gets a day off.

Chicago Cubs vs. Oakland Athletics, 3:37 p.m. ET

No Seiya Suzuki this afternoon for Chicago, as Nick Madrigal plays third and Patrick Wisdom starts in right.

Ramon Laureano’s trip to the IL means all kinds of chaos for Oakland, with Tyler Wade starting in left and Connor Capel in right alongside Esteury Ruiz. Junior Diaz will get the start at second base.

Atlanta Braves vs. San Diego Padres, 4:10 p.m. ET

Kevin Pillar continues to eat into Marcell Ozuna’s at-bats, as he’ll start again in left while Eddie Rosario serves as Atlanta’s DH.

Mark it down, Padres fans — it’s the last time you’ll see a name that isn’t “Tatis Jr.” in the leadoff spot for a while. Trent Grisham will bat first for San Diego while Matt Carpenter DHs and Jose Azocar mans right field.

Milwaukee Brewers vs. Seattle Mariners, 4:10 p.m. ET

Christian Yelich gets an off day against lefty Marco Gonzales, while Luke Voit and Owen Miller get starts at first and in left respectively. Joey Wiemer and Brice Turang round out the bottom of the order while Garrett Mitchell has been placed on the IL with a shoulder injury.

Jose Caballero is staying in the lineup even with J.P. Crawford back, this time bumping Kolten Wong from second base against a lefty. A.J. Pollock will DH.

Baltimore Orioles vs. Washington Nationals, 7:05 p.m. ET

Austin Hays leads off with lefty MacKenzie Gore on the mound, while James McCann handles catching duties and Ramon Urias returns from his concussion issues.

The struggling Alex Call gets another leadoff assignment, while Stone Garrett and Lane Thomas man the corner outfield spots and bat seventh and ninth respectively.

Los Angeles Angels vs. New York Yankees, 7:05 p.m. ET

Zach Note is down to ninth in the order against righty Jhony Brito, while Taylor Ward leads off and Brandon Drury gets the start at second base.

Anthony Volpe leads off again for New York, while Willie Calhoun serves as the DH and Oswaldo Cabrera and Franchy Cordero flank Aaron Judge in the outfield.

Minnesota Twins vs. Boston Red Sox, 7:10 p.m. ET

Max Kepler has returned to the leadoff spot while Joey Gallo is fresh off the IL and into the lineup at first base against Corey Kluber.

Raimel Tapia will start and bat second while Emmanuel Valdez gets the call from Triple-A to start at third in place of Yu Chang, who was just placed on the paternity list.

Toronto Blue Jays vs. Houston Astros, 8:10 p.m. ET

Nathan Lukes gets his first career start, playing right field and batting ninth, while George Springer will DH.

Mauricio Dubon leads off once again while Jake Hensley starts in left and Jake Meyers takes center in place of Chas McCormick.