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MLB lineups for Thursday, April 27: J.T. Realmuto, Jorge Soler among early sits

We provide updates on MLB lineup news, providing fantasy baseball and betting analysis on Thursday, April 27.

J.T. Realmuto of the Philadelphia Phillies bats against the Seattle Mariners at Citizens Bank Park on April 26, 2023 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images

Just 11 games on the MLB slate on Thursday, with half of them coming as afternoon starts. Let’s get an early edition of the MLB lineup report rolling to keep you up to date on who’s sitting and who’s starting.

MLB starting lineups: Wednesday, April 26

Miami Marlins vs. Atlanta Braves, 12:20 p.m. ET

Jean Segura returns and Yuli Gurriel gets a start at first while Jorge Soler and Jon Berti sit for Miami.

Sean Murphy will DH today while Chadwick Tromp spells him behind the dish, as Eddie Rosario and Kevin Pillar play left and center respectively and Sam Hilliard sits against a lefty.

Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Pittsburgh Pirates, 12:35 p.m. ET

The Dodgers are stacking lefties against Mitch Keller, with Jason Heyward and David Peralta in the middle of the order and Michael Busch getting another start at third base.

Drew Maggi spells Ke’Bryan Hayes at third base, while Tucupita Marcano starts at second and will lead off and Connor Joe shifts to first to give Carlos Santana a day off.

Seattle Mariners vs. Philadelphia Phillies, 1:05 p.m. ET

Jose Caballero continues to take playing time from Kolten Wong, while AJ Pollock starts in left and Teoscar Hernandez serves as the DH.

Kody Clemens gets a start at first base while Alec Bohm serves as the DH and Edmundo Sosa plays third. Drew Stubbs spells J.T. Realmuto behind the dish.

San Diego Padres vs. Chicago Cubs, 2:20 p.m. ET

Jake Cronenworth unseats Fernando Tatis Jr. atop the lineup, while Matt Carpenter DHs and Trent Grisham returns in center.

Nelson Velasquez fills in for Cody Bellinger again in center, while Nick Madrigal gives Patrick Wisdom a day off at third base.

St. Louis Cardinals vs. San Francisco Giants, 3:45 p.m. ET

Andrew Knizner will start behind the dish for St. Louis, as Brendan Donovan sits and Paul DeJong starts at short while Tommy Edman slides to second base.

It’s a lefty-heavy lineup for the Giants, with LaMonte Wade Jr. leading off, Michael Conforto, Joc Pederson and Mike Yastrzemski in the middle and Blake Sabol behind the dish.

Oakland Athletics vs. Los Angeles Angels, 4:07 p.m. ET

Jesus Aguilar and Jordan Diaz get days off for Oakland with a righty on the mound, while Connor Capel moves up to second in the order and Tyler Wade gets a start at short.

Zach Neto will sit will Gio Urshela gets a start at short and Shohei Ohtani serves as the DH while also pitching.

Baltimore Orioles vs. Detroit Tigers, 6:40 p.m. ET

Joey Ortiz’s promotion means some rearranging for Baltimore, as Adam Frazier moves out to right field while Ortiz starts at second and Jorge Mateo and Ramon Urias handle short and third, respectively.

Zack McKinstry will lead off again for Detroit while Javier Baez is back in the lineup after taking a pitch off the hand yesterday.

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

Stone Garrett will serve as the DH as Michael Chavis gets a start at second base over Luis Garcia with a lefty on the mound.

Francisco Alvarez and Brett Baty are in the lineup for New York as they look to avoid the sweep, with Mark Canha in left and Daniel Vogelbach at DH.

Tampa Bay Rays vs. Chicago White Sox, 7:10 p.m. ET

Josh Lowe and Luke Raley get starts in the outfield while Taylor Walls mans second, Brandon Lowe serves as the DH, Isaac Paredes plays third and Harold Ramirez gets a night off.

Luis Robert and Eloy Jimenez remain in the middle of Chicago’s lineup despite extended slumps, while Yasmani Grandal returns behind the plate and Oscar Colas gets a start in right.

Kansas City Royals vs. Minnesota Twins, 7:40 p.m. ET

Franmil Reyes gets a start in left while Hunter Dozier plays third and Nicky Lopez slides to short while Bobby Witt Jr. serves as the DH. Jackie Bradley Jr. starts in right while Edward Olivares sits.

Byron Buxton leads off while Joey Gallo plays first and Max Kepler drops from leadoff down to eighth.

New York Yankees vs. Texas Rangers, 8:05 p.m. ET

Anthony Volpe leads off again while Aaron Judge starts in right after his injury scare in Minnesota. Anthony Rizzo will DH while DJ LeMahieu starts at first and Oswald Peraza takes third. Isiah Kiner-Falefa and Aaron Hicks man center and left field, respectively.

No Josh Jung or Travis Jankowski, both of whom left Wednesday’s game in Cincinnati due to injury. Ezequiel Duran will start at third while Robbie Grossman plays left and bats second for Texas. Sandy Leon will catch while Jonah Heim serves as the DH.