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Shane Victorino | Outfielder | #18

Team: Chicago Cubs
Age / DOB:  (36) / 11/30/1980
Ht / Wt:  5'9" / 190
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 1999 / Rd. 6 (0) / LA
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Free agent Shane Victorino's comeback attempt is on hold after undergoing minor surgery to remove a cyst under his arm.
Victorino received a contract offer last month but never ended up signing. This might explain why. The 36-year-old spent a few months in the Cubs' organization last year but hasn't played in the big leagues since 2015. His career is hanging by a thread. Feb 4 - 6:02 PM
Source: Boston Globe

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According to Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe, free agent Shane Victorino has a contract offer on the table.

Cafardo wouldn't specify which team the offer came from, but in all likelihood it would be a minor league deal with an invitation to spring training. Victorino's agent is still waiting to get the green light from his client. The 36-year-old last played in the big leagues in 2015, appearing in 71 games for the Red Sox and Angels.
Source: Boston Globe
Jan 14 - 5:19 PM

Shane Victorino told Ryan Lawrence of PhillyVoice.com that he wants to continue his playing career should the right opportunity present itself.

"The game of baseball, and my love for the game," Victorino said. "It’s still there. I’d love the chance to come back and play, but that answer is not etched in stone." Victorino battled more injuries and was released from his minor league deal with the Cubs in May after a brief stint at Triple-A. He reportedly received multiple minor league contract offers after that but turned them down and spent time with family. Slated to turn 36 next month, Victorino would surely have to settle for a minor league deal this winter, and it remains to be seen whether he'll get an offer and situation he deems worthy of exploring.
Fri, Oct 21, 2016 10:48:00 AM

Shane Victorino is not planning on retiring, per Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish.

Victorino was released from his minor league contract with the Cubs on Monday after batting .233/.324/.367 through nine games with Triple-A Iowa. The 35-year-old is looking for another opportunity, but interest figures to be limited at this stage of his career.
Tue, May 24, 2016 12:23:00 PM

Cubs released OF Shane Victorino.

Victorino suffered a calf injury in the spring and was batting just .233/.324/.367 through his first nine games with Triple-A Iowa. It's fair to wonder if the 35-year-old has reached the end of the line.
Mon, May 23, 2016 04:59:00 PM

Cubs re-signed OF Shane Victorino to a minor league contract.

Victorino was given his release on Tuesday morning, but it was just a formality. The veteran outfielder has been limited to just four games this spring due to a calf strain, so he'll continue rehabbing at extended spring training before reporting to Triple-A Iowa.
Tue, Mar 29, 2016 02:59:00 PM

Cubs released OF Shane Victorino.

Victorino has been limited to four games this spring due to a calf strain, but the Cubs have offered him the opportunity to keep rehabbing in extended spring training before joining Triple-A Iowa. It's unclear whether he'll accept.
Tue, Mar 29, 2016 11:42:00 AM

Shane Victorino will remain in extended spring training after being diagnosed with a low Grade 2 strain in his left calf.

Victorino has been limited to just 10 Cactus League at-bats, so he'll stay back in Arizona for a while and essentially re-create spring training. The Cubs should have a spot for the veteran outfielder once he's ready physically, but the 35-year-old is a poor bet to remain healthy and productive for an extended period of time.
Fri, Mar 25, 2016 02:29:00 PM

Cubs manager Joe Maddon said Shane Victorino (calf) won't be on the Cubs' Opening Day roster.

There was no guarantee Victorino would have made the roster anyway, but a calf injury early in camp sabotaged any chance he had of being with the Cubs for Opening Day. The Cubs offered to let him rehab in Arizona for a month before joining Triple-A Iowa but Victorino hasn't made a decision yet. The veteran hasn't had a productive season in the majors since 2013.
Thu, Mar 24, 2016 07:05:00 PM

Cubs manager Joe Maddon said Shane Victorino is still dealing with a calf injury.

He hasn't appeared in a Cactus League game since March 8 and it doesn't sound like he's made much progress. Victorino's lingering calf issue won't help his chances of making the Opening Day roster.
Sat, Mar 19, 2016 06:58:00 PM

Shane Victorino (calf) has been scratched from the Cubs' Cactus League lineup on Monday.

Well, that was quick. Victorino had been penciled in as the Cubs' designated hitter against the Padres, but his sore left calf apparently needs at least one more day of rest. Dan Vogelbach will DH instead.
Mon, Mar 14, 2016 11:01:00 AM

Shane Victorino (calf) is serving as the Cubs' designated hitter Monday versus the Padres.

Victorino was given the weekend off to nurse a sore left calf. The veteran outfielder is trying to earn a spot on the Chicago bench this spring, but the surprise re-signing of Dexter Fowler severely damaged the odds of that happening. Victorino will probably either opt out of his minor league deal with the Cubs at the end of camp or accept a spot at Triple-A Iowa.
Mon, Mar 14, 2016 10:37:00 AM

Shane Victorino was scratched from Friday's lineup with a sore left calf.

I guess in hindsight we should be surprised that Victorino made it through four spring training games before getting hurt. It's unclear at this point how long this might set Victorino back.
Fri, Mar 11, 2016 01:55:00 PM

Cubs signed OF Shane Victorino to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

One day after the surprise re-signing of Dexter Fowler, the Cubs have added another outfielder. Victorino is on a minor league deal (which is worth $1 million with $1 million more available in incentives, according to ESPN's Jerry Crasnick) but should virtually be assured of making the Opening Day roster, likely booting Matt Szczur back to Triple-A. The oft-injured 35-year-old has batted only .246/.306/.329 over the last two seasons while being limited to 101 games due to a variety of ailment. He'll back up at all three outfield spots.
Fri, Feb 26, 2016 09:49:00 AM

SB Nation's Chris Cotillo reports that Shane Victorino is still looking for a major league contract and "could close in on one in next few days."

Cotillo notes that the Indians were in on Victorino before they signed Rajai Davis and the Rangers are also interested, but only on a minor league deal. The Cubs have been speculated as a possible landing spot, although it's unclear whether they're willing to offer a guaranteed contract. Victorino, 35, has hit only .246/.306/.329 over the last two seasons while being limited to 101 games due to injury.
Mon, Feb 22, 2016 04:37:00 PM