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MLB lineups for Tuesday, April 25: Yordan Alvarez out again for Astros

We provide updates on MLB lineup news, providing fantasy baseball and betting analysis on Tuesday, April 25.

Houston Astros left fielder Yordan Alvarez during the MLB game between the Houston Astros and Atlanta Braves on April 23, 2023, at Truist Park in Atlanta, GA. Photo by John Adams/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

After a lighter Monday slate, all 30 MLB teams are in action on Tuesday, with games kicking off at a relatively early 6:10 p.m. ET. Follow our daily lineup report to make sure you’re up to date on who’s starting and who’s sitting for your bets and fantasy baseball lineups.

MLB starting lineups: Tuesday, April 25

Colorado Rockies vs. Cleveland Guardians, 6:10 p.m. ET

No C.J. Cron for the Rockies today, as Mike Moustakas will start at first while Alan Trejo plays second and rookie Brenton Doyle gets his second straight start in center.

Will Brennan is back in the lineup for Cleveland after a day off, playing right field while Josh Naylor returns to the cleanup spot.

Boston Red Sox vs. Baltimore Orioles, 6:35 p.m. ET

The song remains nearly the same for Boston, with the only change being Christian Arroyo filling in for the injured Yu Chang while Reese McGuire returns from his hand injury.

The Orioles are stacking lefties against Corey Kluber, with Gunnar Henderson at third and Adam Frazier in right while Austin Hays and Jorge Mateo drop down to the bottom of the lineup.

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

J.D. Martinez gets his first day off while the newly-promoted Michael Busch gets the start at DH. Jason Heyward and David Peralta man the corner outfield spots while Chris Taylor starts at third.

Tucupita Marcano gets a start at second and will bat second while Ji-Hwan Bae mans center field for Pittsburgh.

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

Yordan Alvarez is out again as he nurses a neck injury. David Hensley will serve as the DH while Corey Julks starts in left.

Josh Lowe is batting fourth tonight, while Luke Raley gets a start at first, Taylor Walls plays second and Francisco Mejia spells Christian Bethancourt behind the plate.

Texas Rangers vs. Cincinnati Reds, 6:40 p.m. ET

Travis Jankowski is back in the two-hole while Ezequiel Duran serves as the DH and Josh Smith plays shortstop. Robbie Grossman and Bubba Thompson are out.

Jake Fraley and TJ Friedl both get days off against a lefty, while Spencer Steer hits second and Stuart Fairchild bats third. Kevin Newman starts at short while Henry Ramos will play right.

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

Jose Caballero continues to eat into Kolten Wong’s playing time at second base, while AJ Pollock starts again at DH.

Marco Gonzales filling in for George Kirby means Brandon Marsh drops down in the lineup for Philly, while Christian Pache starts in left and Edmundo Sosa plays third.

Chicago White Sox vs. Toronto Blue Jays, 7:07 p.m. ET

Hold your breaths, Chicago: Eloy Jimenez is playing the field tonight, starting in right. Gavin Sheets and Jake Burger start at the corner infield spots while Romy Gonzalez gets the nod at second.

George Springer is back in the lineup while Brandon Belt will DH, Whit Merrifield starts at second for the injured Santiago Espinal and Kevin Kiermaier plays center.

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

Luis Garcia is up to second in the lineup for D.C., with Alex Call leading off and Stone Garrett sitting.

Brett Baty and Francisco Alvarez will start for the Mets, with Daniel Vogelbach at DH and Luis Guillorme at second.

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

Luis Arraez sits again while Jazz Chisholm leads off and Yuli Gurriel gets a start at first. Still no Jesus Sanchez as Bryan de la Cruz and Avisail Garcia are the preferred corner outfielders.

Vaughn Grissom is back at shortstop while Kevin Pillar gets another start in left and Eddie Rosario serves as the DH for Atlanta.

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

Matt Carpenter will DH while Fernando Tatis Jr. leads off again for the Friars.

Nelson Velasquez is back in the lineup for Chicago while Eric Hosmer will DH and Ian Happ returns in left.

New York Yankees vs. Minnesota Twins, 7:40 p.m. ET

Willie Calhoun will DH tonight while Oswald Peraza starts at second, Aaron Hicks plays left and Gleyber Torres gets a night off.

Donovan Solano leads off again while Trevor Larnach, Michael A. Taylor and Willi Castro start in the outfield. Max Kepler and Joey Gallo will get the day off.

Detroit Tigers vs. Milwaukee Brewers, 7:40 p.m. ET

No Riley Greene tonight for Detroit, as Matt Vierling leads off and plays center while Kerry Carpenter will be in right and Eric Haase takes left. Jake Rogers starts behind the dish.

Owen Miller gets another start at third base, while Brice Turang is back in the lineup and Joey Wiemer continues to play center in Garrett Mitchell’s absence.

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

Brent Rooker starts in left after his two-homer night, while Connor Capel will play right and Tony Kemp mans second.

Hunter Renfroe gets his first day off of the year as Luis Rengifo will start in right, Brandon Drury plays second base and Gio Urshela gets the nod at first.

Kansas City Royals vs. Arizona Diamondbacks, 9:40 p.m. ET

Edward Olivares, Kyle Isbel and Hunter Dozier are the outfielders for K.C., while Michael Massey plays second and Nicky Lopez starts at third.

Pavin Smith starts again at DH while Josh Rojas returns to the lineup and Gabriel Moreno starts behind the dish.

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

The Cardinals are running out largely the same lineup after getting shut out by Alex Cobb last night, although Nolan Arenado is back after a night off.

Joc Pederson is back in the lineup against a righty while LaMonte Wade Jr. leads off and Blake Sabol fills in for Joey Bart behind the plate.