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Shane Victorino | Outfielder

Team: Boston Red Sox
Age / DOB:  (33) / 11/30/1980
Ht / Wt:  5'9' / 190
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
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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

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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

Shane Victorino (back, hamstring) will continue his minor league rehab assignment Thursday night with Triple-A Pawtucket.

After multiple setbacks, Victorino has appeared in three minor league rehab games over the past week. The Red Sox likely want to see him play back-to-back games first, but it looks like he should finally be able to return shortly after the All-Star break.
Jul 17 - 4:09 PM

Red Sox manager John Farrell indicated Sunday that it's possible Shane Victorino (back) will be activated from the disabled list at the start of the second half.

It seems unlikely, though, given that he's yet to play a full rehab game. Victorino has had multiple setbacks during his rehab assignment, so it's unsafe to expect him to return on any certain day until he's officially activated.
Jul 13 - 12:30 PM

Shane Victorino (back, hamstring) is expected to be reevaluated on Sunday.

Victorino began his minor league rehab assignment on Thursday, and will continue through the weekend before the Red Sox see how he's holding up. There's no clear timetable for his return at the moment, but if all continues to go well he should be able to rejoin the Red Sox shortly after the All-Star break.
Jul 12 - 9:11 AM

Shane Victorino (back, hamstring) has again been pulled off his minor league rehab assignment.

It's the back injury that is still bothering Victorino, who is no longer expected to rejoin the Red Sox before the All-Star break. He's been on the disabled list since late May due to back and hamstring issues, and has appeared in just 21 of Boston's 89 games this season.
Jul 8 - 4:16 PM

Shane Victorino (hamstring, back) will resume a minor league rehab assignment Wednesday with Class A Lowell.

Victorino was shut down from a rehab assignment last month due to a back issue, but he's ready to get back into action. The 33-year-old was originally placed on the DL in late May after he aggravated a hamstring strain.
Jul 7 - 4:33 PM

Shane Victorino (back) could resume his rehab assignment with Triple-A Pawtucket next week.

Victorino said Monday that the injection he received for his ailing back over the weekend "brought a lot of relief," and the outfielder is nearly ready for game action again. He's been limited to just 21 games this season due to hamstring woes, and, more recently, back soreness. "Vic continues to increase his jogging, running and agility work," said Red Sox manager John Farrell. "I would hope that sometime next week we could begin another rehab assignment for him in games played. This has been a start and stop situation and we're trying to do everything that we can once we restart it, that it continues on."
Jul 1 - 8:50 PM

Red Sox manager John Farrell said Monday that Shane Victorino (back) was scheduled to "do some light running today and begin to initiate some ground-based work."

"He's been getting work in the weight room the last couple of days," Farrell added. "Some of this inflammation and soreness that he was feeling when we shut him down, that's starting to resolve itself." Victorino got an injection for his back injury over the weekend and said it "brought a lot of relief." There's no timetable for the outfielder's return.
Jun 30 - 7:53 PM

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LF1Allen Craig
2Brock Holt
CF1Jackie Bradley
2Mookie Betts
RF1Yoenis Cespedes
2Shane Victorino
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