It’s a bit lighter day around MLB given teams’ travel schedules on Thursday, with just 10 games on the docket — including a handful of matinees. Which means that DFS and fantasy players will have to be particularly nimble with setting their lineups, and our daily lineup report is here to keep you up to date on who’s tarting and who’s sitting.
MLB starting lineups: Thursday, May 25
St. Louis Cardinals vs. Cincinnati Reds, 12:35 p.m. ET
Talk about getaway day — no Nolan Arenado or Paul Goldschmidt for St. Louis, with Alec Burleson and Brendan Donovan manning first and third respectively. Juan Yepez gets a start in left with Oscar Mercado in right.
St. Louis Cardinals Lineup:— Newzgod a.k.a. El_Negro_Loco (@Newzgod_dfs) May 25, 2023
1. Lars Nootbaar (L) CF
2. Nolan Gorman (L) DH
3. Brendan Donovan (L) 3B
4. Paul DeJong (R) SS
5. Alec Burleson (L) 1B
6. Juan Yepez (R) LF
7. Tommy Edman (S) 2B
8. Andrew Knizner (R) C
9. Oscar Mercado (R) RF
TJ Friedl is back in the lineup and leading off while Matt McLain remains firmly entrenched in the two-hole. Stuart Fairchild gets the nod over Wil Myers in right.
Cincinnati Reds Lineup:— Newzgod a.k.a. El_Negro_Loco (@Newzgod_dfs) May 25, 2023
1. TJ Friedl (L) CF
2. Matt McLain (R) SS
3. Jonathan India (R) 2B
4. Jake Fraley (L) LF
5. Tyler Stephenson (R) DH
6. Spencer Steer (R) 1B
7. Nick Senzel (R) 3B
8. Stuart Fairchild (R) RF
9. Luke Maile (R) C
Toronto Blue Jays vs. Tampa Bay Rays, 1:10 p.m. ET
Brandon Belt gets a start at DH with Nathan Lukes spelling George Springer in right and Cavan Biggio at second base.
Josh Lowe will lead off and start in right field while Luke Raley starts at first base as Yandy Diaz remains out. Manual Margot will patrol center while Harold Paredes serves as the DH and Taylor Walls starts at third.
Miami Marlins vs. Colorado Rockies, 3:05 p.m. ET
Jonathan Davis is back in center after his big day on Wednesday, with Garrett Hampson in right and Yuli Gurriel starting over Garrett Cooper at first.
#Marlins lineup for series finale vs Rockies. Off days for Cooper and Arraez (Arraez said he’s fine after being taken out yesterday with a leg cramp). DLC-Davis-Hampson outfield. Edwards at second. pic.twitter.com/TTD7LYPhGE— Jordan McPherson (@J_McPherson1126) May 25, 2023
Brenton Doyle will lead off with Elias Diaz at DH and Austin Wynns getting a start behind the plate. Alan Trejo will play second with Ryan McMahon at third.
San Diego Padres vs. Washington Nationals, 4:10 p.m. ET
Matt Carpenter will serve as the DH as Rougned Odor gets another start at second base.
Chance Adams starts at catcher to give Keibert Ruiz a day off while Stone Garrett plays left and Corey Dickerson sits.
only 28% of the population can read this rt If ur one of them:— Washington Nationals (@Nationals) May 25, 2023
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Chicago White Sox vs. Detroit Tigers, 6:40 p.m. ET
Yasmani Grandal gets another day off with Seby Zavala behind the plate and Jake Burger at DH.
Zack McKinstry leads off again with Akil Baddoo in left, Miguel Cabrera back at DH and Andy Ibanez at second.
Our common thread as we come home for a four-game series. pic.twitter.com/6mJPKezLv7— Detroit Tigers (@tigers) May 25, 2023
Baltimore Orioles vs. New York Yankees, 7:05 p.m. ET
No Cedric Mullins tonight for the O’s as Ryan McKenna starts in center and Adam Frazier leads off. Ryan O’Hearn gets a start at first base while Ryan Mountcastle serves as the DH.
Willie Calhoun will DH again with Ben Rortvedt starting behind the plate and the recently recalled Greg Allen in left.
Philadelphia Phillies vs. Atlanta Braves, 7:20 p.m. ET
Brandon Marsh is back in the lineup despite his sore shoulder with Edmundo Sosa at third and Alec Bohm at first.
#Phillies starting lineup against Atlanta tonight:— Donovan Vogel (@Donnie_BROgel) May 25, 2023
2B Bryson Stott
SS Trea Turner
DH Bryce Harper
RF Nick Castellanos
LF Kyle Schwarber
C JT Realmuto
1B Alec Bohm
CF Brandon Marsh
3B Edmundo Sosa
SP Aaron Nola
Marcell Ozuna will DH once again with Eddie Rosario in left and Orlando Arcia at short.
New York Mets vs. Chicago Cubs, 7:40 p.m. ET
Brett Baty and Francisco Alvarez will both start while Mark Canha is in left and Daniel Vogelbach gets the nod at DH over Mark Vientos.
Mike Tauchman continues to start in center with Cody Bellinger out while Christopher Morel serves as the DH and Patrick Wisdom returns to the lineup at third base.
San Francisco Giants vs. Milwaukee Brewers, 7:40 p.m. ET
Business as usual for the Giants, with Mitch Haniger and Michael Conforto flanking Mike Yastrzemski in the outfield while Patrick Bailey starts at catcher and Blake Sabol serves as the DH.
#SFGiants lineup vs RHP Teheran:— SF Giants Update (@Giants__Update) May 25, 2023
1) Wade Jr
LHP Alexander (opener)
Owen Miller will lead off against a lefty while Darin Ruf serves as the DH and Victor Caratini starts over William Contreras behind the dish.
Tonight's #Brewers lineup:— The Brewer Nation (@BrewerNation) May 25, 2023
Oakland Athletics vs. Seattle Mariners, 9:40 p.m. ET
Brent Rooker returns tonight as the DH with Seth Brown in right, JJ Bleday in left and Shea Langeliers behind the plate.
Ty France returns to the lineup a couple days after taking a pitch off his wrist while Cal Raleigh serves as the DH and Tom Murphy handles catching duties.