Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis is out of the lineup for Cleveland's game against Chicago with a sore left elbow.
Manager Terry Francona expects Kipnis, who is batting .125, to return for Sunday's series finale against the White Sox. Kipnis was bothered by a sore right elbow in spring training. Ryan Raburn is starting at second base.
Catcher Carlos Santana was in the original lineup but was scratched following batting practice. He's been out since Monday with a bruised left thumb. Santana was struck on the hand when he was crossed up by a pitch from closer Chris Perez in the home opener. He has 13 hits in 26 at-bats and is the only qualifying player currently batting .500 or better.
Yan Gomes is starting at catcher for the third straight game.