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MLB lineups for Wednesday, April 26: Byron Buxton sits for the Twins

We provide updates on MLB lineup news, providing fantasy baseball and betting analysis on Wednesday, April 26.

Byron Buxton of the Minnesota Twins looks on during an at-bat against the New York Yankees in the seventh inning at Target Field on April 25, 2023 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Twins defeated the Yankees 6-2. Photo by David Berding/Getty Images

cRise and shine, baseball fans: A matinee-heavy Wednesday slate means those bets and start/sit decisions need to happen much earlier than normal. Our daily MLB lineup report will give you all the info you need about who’s starting and who’s sitting.

MLB starting lineups: Wednesday, April 26

Texas Rangers vs. Cincinnati Reds, 12:35 p.m. ET

Robbie Grossman, Josh Smith and Brad Miller will all start for Texas as the Rangers stack lefties against Graham Ashcraft, while Travis Jankowski starts in center and bats second to give Leody Taveras a day off.

Wil Myers is back in the lineup after being a late scratch yesterday while Henry Ramos and Kevin Newman start again in right and at shortstop. Tyler Stephenson will DH while Curt Casali handles catching duties.

Boston Red Sox vs. Baltimore Orioles, 1:05 p.m. ET

The lineup remains about the same for Boston, save for Immanuel Valdez spelling the injured Christian Arroyo at second base.

Ryan O’Hearn gets a start at first base against a righty, while Adam Frazier starts and Jorge Mateo sits.

Chicago White Sox vs. Toronto Blue Jays, 1:07 p.m. ET

Elvis Andrus gets a turn atop the order for Chicago, while Seby Zavala spells Yasmani Grandal as the catcher deals with back spasms. Romy Gonzalez gets another start in right field.

Santiago Espinal returns to the lineup for Toronto, while Alejandro Kirk serves as the DH and Danny Jansen starts behind the plate. Whit Merrifield will start in left.

Colorado Rockies vs. Cleveland Guardians, 1:10 p.m. ET

Trenton Doyle continues to start in center while C.J. Cron returns to the lineup. Alan Trejo and Ezequiel Tovar will handle the middle infield spots.

Will Brennan gets a start in center while Myles Straw sits for Cleveland, and Cam Gallagher spells Mike Zunino behind the plate.

New York Yankees vs. Minnesota Twins, 1:10 p.m. ET

Anthony Volpe seems to be New York’s permanent leadoff man, while Gleyber Torres returns to the lineup and Willie Calhoun and Isiah Kiner-Falefa will start in center and right field respectively.

Max Kepler leads off while Joey Gallo starts at first, Nick Gordon gets the nod in center and Willi Castro plays third. Jose Miranda serves as the DH while Byron Buxton gets a day off.

Detroit Tigers vs. Milwaukee Brewers, 1:40 p.m. ET

Zack McKinstry leads off for Detroit this afternoon, while Riley Greene returns to the lineup and Akil Baddoo and Matt Vierling drop back down to the bottom of the order.

Victor Caratini spells William Contreras behind the dish while Mike Brosseau gets a start at third despite a righty on the mound for Detroit.

Kansas City Royals vs. Arizona Diamondbacks, 3:40 p.m. ET

MJ Melendez finally returns to the lineup after battling a back injury while Salvador Perez gets a rare day off. Jackie Bradley Jr. will start in right as Hunter Dozier also sits.

Josh Rojas and Geraldo Perdomo sit with a lefty on the mound for K.C., as Ketel Marte leads off and Emmanuel Rivera gets a start at third. Evan Longoria will DH while Jose Herrera spells Gabriel Moreno behind the dish.

Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Pittsburgh Pirates, 6:35 p.m. ET

J.D. Martinez remains out with a back injury while Michael Busch gets his first career start at third in lieu of Max Muncy. Austin Wynns will catch Tony Gonsolin.

The newly extended Bryan Reynolds makes his return from the bereavement list, while Jack Suwinski and Connor Joe man the other two outfield spots and Ji-Hwan Bae starts at second.

Houston Astros vs. Tampa Bay Rays, 6:40 p.m. ET

No Yordan Alvarez once again as the star battles a neck injury. Corey Julks takes his place in left, while Jeremy Pena is batting second again and David Hensley gets another start at DH.

Josh Lowe will sit for the Rays as Jose Siri’s return adds to Tampa’s outfield logjam. Manuel Margot will handle right and Randy Arozarena gets the start in left while Harold Ramirez DHs and Christian Bethancourt returns behind the plate.

Seattle Mariners vs. Philadelphia Phillies, 6:40 p.m. ET

The red-hot Jarred Kelenic moves to third in the lineup as Kolten Wong returns at second base and AJ Pollock continues to start at DH.

Jake Cave and Edmundo Sosa continue to start in right and at third base respectively against right-handers, while Alec Bohm drops to seventh in the order as Brandon Marsh hits fifth.

Washington Nationals vs. New York Mets, 7:10 p.m. ET

Stone Garrett continues to lose playing time to Alex Call while Luis Garcia once again bats second.

A lefty on the mound for D.C. means Mark Canha, Tommy Pham and Eduardo Escobar will all start for the Mets, while Tomas Nido handles catching duties.

Miami Marlins vs. Atlanta Braves, 7:20 p.m. ET

Luis Arraez is back from his knee injury and will start at second tonight, while Jesus Sanchez gets a start in right field as Bryan de la Cruz sits.

Marcell Ozuna gets another start at DH as Kevin Pillar sits and Eddie Rosario plays left and bats fifth. Vaughn Grissom starts at shortstop again.

San Diego Padres vs. Chicago Cubs, 7:40 p.m. ET

Nelson Cruz will serve as the DH will Jose Azocar mans center field and Trent Grisham gets a night off.

Nelson Velasquez gets another start in center while Yan Gomes catches and Eric Hosmer serves as the DH.

Oakland Athletics vs. Los Angeles Angels, 9:38 p.m. ET

This is beginning to look like a regular lineup for the A’s, with Brent Rooker, Esteury Ruiz and Connor Capel in the outfield, Jesus Aguilar at first and Jordan and Aledmys Diaz at second and third respectively.

Business as usual for the Halos, with Hunter Renfroe back in right, Brandon Drury at second and Gio Urshela at first.

St. Louis Cardinals vs. San Francisco Giants, 9:45 p.m. ET

With Jordan Walker sent down to Triple-A, Alec Burleson, Lars Nootbaar and Tyler O’Neill make up the outfield for St. Louis, while Nolan Gorman continues to DH and Paul DeJong spells Tommy Edman at short.

Austin Slater leads off against a lefty while Mitch Haniger returns to the lineup: