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MLB lineups for Thursday, June 1: Who’s starting, who’s sitting

We provide updates on MLB lineup news, providing fantasy baseball and betting analysis on Thursday, June 1.

J.T. Realmuto of the Philadelphia Phillies returns to the dugout during the sixth inning against the Atlanta Braves at Truist Park on May 27, 2023 in Atlanta, Georgia. Photo by Todd Kirkland/Getty Images

It’s a very light Thursday slate today, with just seven games on the docket as many teams travel ahead of their weekend series. Still, there are plenty of DFS and fantasy baseball roster decisions to be made, and we’re here to help by keeping you up to date on who’s starting and who’s sitting around the league.

MLB starting lineups: Thursday, June 1

Milwaukee Brewers vs. Toronto Blue Jays, 1:07 p.m. ET

Andruw Monasterio gets another start at second with Brice Turang at short and Owen Miller at third. Tyrone Taylor and Brian Anderson will serve as the corner outfielders.

Daulton Varsho moves up to the cleanup spot as Cavan Biggio gets a start at first with Brandon Belt nursing an injury and Tyler Heineman gets the nod behind the plate.

Philadelphia Phillies vs. New York Mets, 1:10 p.m. ET

Alec Bohm’s trip to the IL means Kody Clemens will see a lot more time at first base, starting this afternoon. Edmundo Sosa will play third with Drew Stubbs spelling J.T. Realmuto behind the dish.

Matt Vientos continues to ride the bench as Daniel Vogelbach serves as the DH with Mark Canha in left and Francisco Alvarez back at catcher.

San Diego Padres vs. Miami Marlins, 1:10 p.m. ET

Ha-Seong Kim will lead off with a lefty on the mound while Gary Sanchez serves as the DH and Jose Azocar spells Trent Grisham in center.

Luis Arraez will lead off today with Jesus Sanchez making his first start since returning from the IL and Jonathan Davis starting in center.

Colorado Rockies vs. Arizona Diamondbacks, 3:40 p.m. ET

With Kris Bryant on the IL, Nolan Jones takes over right field with Jurickson Profar in left and Charlie Blackmon serving as the DH. Mike Moustakas returns to the lineup at first base while Willi Castro gets the nod at second.

Pavin Smith continues to lead off against righties with Lourdes Gurriel serving as the DH, Corbin Carroll in left and Jake McCarthy in center.

Cincinnati Reds vs. Boston Red Sox, 7:10 p.m. ET

Kevin Newman will lead off with a lefty on the mound while Stuart Fairchild starts in right, Nick Senzel plays left and Jake Fraley and TJ Friedl sit once again.

The usual lineup for Boston against a righty, with Alex Verdugo leading off, Jarren Duran in center and Enmanuel Valdez at second.

Cleveland Guardians vs. Minnesota Twins, 7:40 p.m. ET

Will Brennan is back in right field with Mike Zunino behind the plate for Cleveland.

Jorge Polanco returns to the lineup and will bat leadoff tonight, while Royce Lewis starts again at third and Max Kepler and Joey Gallo man the corner outfield spots.

Los Angeles Angels vs. Houston Astros, 8:10 p.m. ET

Taylor Ward gets another start over Mickey Moniak in left while Hunter Renfroe returns to the lineup in right.

Jose Altuve is back in the lineup tonight, leading off and playing second base, with Corey Julks in left, Jake Meyers in center and Chas McCormick getting the night off.