Indians catcher Carlos Santana, in an 0-for-19 slide, is not in the lineup today against the Red Sox.

Tribe righty Mitch Talbot, just activated from the disabled list, faces Boston lefty Jon Lester at Progressive Field. First pitch is scheduled for 12:05.

Talbot's previous major-league appearance was April 11, when he gave up five hits in eight innings of a 4-0 victory on the road against the Angels. Talbot suffered an elbow strain in that game.

Cleanup hitter Santana is hitting .203 with six homers and 21 RBI in 43 games. His 32 walks have been a big boost to the on-base percentage.