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Shane Victorino | Outfielder

Team: Boston Red Sox
Age / DOB:  (34) / 11/30/1980
Ht / Wt:  5'9' / 190
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
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Shane Victorino said Friday that as long as he's healthy, he should be the Red Sox starting right fielder in 2015.
Victorino told Rob Bradford of MLB.com, "Obviously health will dictate that. But if I’m healthy if there’s a better outfielder in right field then show me and go out there and do it. I’m not saying that in a cocky or arrogant way. It’s just how confident I am to know I should be the starting right fielder." Barring any further trades, the Red Sox are staring at a massive jog jam in the outfield and on the left side of the infield. If Hanley Ramirez starts in left field as expected and Rusney Castillo patrols center, either Victorino or Yoenis Cespedes will be the odd-man out. Nov 28 - 8:16 PM

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Red Sox activated OF Shane Victorino from the 60-day disabled list.

Victorino suffered through an injury-plagued 2014 campaign, eventually undergoing season-ending back surgery in August. He's expected to be fine by the time spring training rolls around.
Oct 31 - 2:08 PM

Red Sox transferred OF Shane Victorino from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

The move clears a 40-man roster spot for pitching prospect Matt Barnes, who joined the Red Sox bullpen Monday. Victorino is done for the year following back surgery.
Sep 8 - 3:48 PM

Shane Victorino (back) is expected to be fine for spring training following back surgery Tuesday.

The Red Sox wouldn't reveal a specific timetable for the outfielder, but Victorino has said previously that he was told it would be 3-4 months. Regardless, he's expected to be fine for spring training as long as his rehab over the winter proceeds without any hiccups.
Aug 5 - 10:23 PM

Shane Victorino said recently that surgery to repair a bulging disc in his back would result in 3-4 months of rehab.

Victorino, of course, did have the procedure on Tuesday. The Red Sox have yet to outline a timetable for him, but if it's indeed 3-4 months, he should be fine for spring training. "From what I understand, there were two discs that had a slight bulge that required the procedure, so that's the extent of the information I have," said manager John Farrell.
Aug 5 - 9:07 PM

Shane Victorino will undergo season-ending back surgery on Tuesday.

The surgery will be performed by Dr. Robert Watkins in Los Angeles. This closes the book on a frustrating season for Victorino, who has been limited to just 30 games due to injury. He'll hope to start with a clean slate in 2015. The 33-year-old is owed $13 million next season in the final year of his contract with Boston.
Aug 5 - 12:37 PM

Shane Victorino (back) will visit a doctor in Los Angeles next week to receive a second opinion on his back.

At this point, season-ending surgery seems to be the most likely outcome. Fantasy owners can safely cut bait with the speedy outfielder, as he's unlikely to return at any point this season.
Aug 2 - 1:29 PM

Red Sox placed OF Shane Victorino on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to July 31, with lower back tightness.

It's the same back issue he's dealt with for much of the season. With Yoenis Cespedes now around to handle right field, the Red Sox would be best off just shutting Victorino down for the season. He's undergoing an MRI Friday before a timetable to return is established.
Aug 1 - 3:56 PM

Shane Victorino is expected to be placed on the disabled list after aggravating his back injury.

It's not clear when Victorino re-injured his back or how much time he'll miss, but obviously it's discouraging. He just returned from the disabled list less than two weeks ago and will be placed back on it prior to Friday's game. The newly acquired Yoenis Cespedes will assume the majority of the at-bats in right field.
Jul 31 - 6:14 PM

Shane Victorino is not in the Red Sox starting lineup on Saturday.

Victorino is getting a breather after playing in four consecutive games. The Red Sox want to give him a rest here and there in order to keep him healthy for the remainder of the season. Expect him to return on Sunday.
Jul 26 - 3:22 PM

Shane Victorino went 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBI against the Rays on Friday.

Victorino hit a solo homer in the second inning -- his first home run since May 21 -- and later added an RBI single in the sixth. The 33-year-old is now hitting .435 (10-for-23) over six games since coming off the disabled list. It's been a long wait, but he's worth owning in most mixed leagues now that he's finally healthy.
Jul 25 - 10:54 PM

Shane Victorino singled three times in four at-bats, scoring once, but the Red Sox suffered a defeat to the Blue Jays on Tuesday.

Victorino has been swinging a hot bat in three games since returning from the disabled list, hitting safely in each contest. He now has six hits in 11 plate appearances, though only one of those six hits has gone for extra bases (a double). It's been an injury-plagued year for Victorino, and he's only slashing .275/.303/.382 with one home run, 10 RBI, and two stolen bases in 110 plate appearances.
Jul 22 - 10:25 PM

Shane Victorino is back in Tuesday's lineup against the Blue Jays.

Victorino took a seat Monday, but he's back in right field on Tuesday. Brock Holt will make the start in center field while Jackie Bradley, Jr. will be on the bench.
Jul 22 - 3:02 PM

Red Sox activated OF Shane Victorino from the 15-day disabled list.

Victorino will bat sixth for the Red Sox in his return to the active roster on Saturday night. He's played in just 21 games this season but finally appears to be past the back and hamstring injuries that have plagued him. Victorino should provide decent fantasy value down the stretch. Mookie Betts was optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket in a corresponding roster move.
Jul 19 - 4:43 PM

Shane Victorino (back) could be activated from the disabled list as soon as Saturday.

Victorino played a full nine innings for Triple-A Pawtucket on Thursday and didn't have any issues with his ailing back. The veteran outfielder has had multiple setbacks along the way in his recovery from hamstring and back issues, but it appears he's finally close to rejoining the Red Sox.
Jul 18 - 4:17 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Christian Vazquez
2Ryan Hanigan
3Dan Butler
4Blake Swihart
1B1Mike Napoli
2Allen Craig
3Travis Shaw
2B1Dustin Pedroia
SS1Xander Bogaerts
2Sean Coyle
3B1Pablo Sandoval
2Garin Cecchini
LF1Hanley Ramirez
2Brock Holt
3Bryce Brentz
CF1Rusney Castillo
2Jackie Bradley
RF1Shane Victorino
2Mookie Betts
3Daniel Nava
DH1David Ortiz
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Clay Buchholz
2Rick Porcello
3Wade Miley
4Joe Kelly
5Justin Masterson
6Anthony Ranaudo
7Brandon Workman
8Eduardo Rodriguez
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Koji Uehara
2Edward Mujica
3Junichi Tazawa
4Anthony Varvaro
5Tommy Layne
6Heath Hembree
7Drake Britton
8Edwin Escobar
9Steven Wright
10Matt Barnes
11Zeke Spruill
12Nestor Molina