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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 Saturday that he's once again ditching switch-hitting and will bat only from the right side in 2015.
He gave up hitting from the left side late in the 2013 season due to thumb and hamstring injuries, and is experiencing renewed soreness when he hits from the left side. He has been struggling from both sides of the dish in Grapefruit League play, hitting just .125 (2-for-16). If he's only hitting from the right side, he could wind up in a platoon situation should the Red Sox decide to keep both Mookie Betts and Rusney Castillo on the Opening Day roster. Mar 21 - 11:21 AM

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Shane Victorino went 0-for-2 against the Twins on Wednesday and is 1-for-13 so far this spring.

Despite missing most of last year and not impressing when he was on the field, Victorino is expected to be handed a starting job by the Red Sox, assuming he can't be traded prior to Opening Day. That he's back to switch-hitting -- and presumably struggling against right-handed pitching -- could make him an ever weaker bet this season.
Mar 18 - 4:01 PM

Shane Victorino doubled and walked in three plate appearances Thursday against the Pirates.

Victorino will probably start the year in right field for the Red Sox, but it's anyone's guess how long he'll last. He's already missed some time this spring, and there's a good chance he won't prove durable enough to play regularly in the majors any longer.
Mar 12 - 4:26 PM

Shane Victorino (general soreness) felt fine after Tuesday's Grapefruit League game and is scheduled to play again on Thursday.

Nothing to see here. The injury, as it was, has never been labeled anything more specific than "general soreness." Victorino is slated to be the Red Sox starting right fielder, though he played in just 30 games in 2014. If he misses time, Brock Holt and Allen Craig will likely see increased at-bats.
Mar 11 - 11:57 AM

Shane Victorino is back in Tuesday's Grapefruit League lineup.

Victorino has been sidelined for the past few days with what was described as general soreness, but it was never a major concern. He's batting lineup and playing right field Tuesday.
Mar 10 - 8:25 AM

Shane Victorino went through a normal workout on Sunday and is expected to return to the Red Sox lineup on Tuesday.

The veteran outfielder has been sidelined the past few days with what the team is calling general soreness. While he'll open the season as the team's starting right fielder, betting on a full season of health from Victorino at this point is a risky proposition.
Mar 8 - 4:37 PM

Shane Victorino will be sidelined the next few days with general soreness.

The Red Sox aren't concerned and believe the issue is minor. The oft-injured outfielder is slated to open the season as the team's everyday right fielder provided he makes it through the spring healthy.
Mar 7 - 10:17 AM

The Phillies are not interested in acquiring Shane Victorino in any trade with the Red Sox, as they are intent on bringing back younger, cheaper talent, Scott Lauber of the Boston Herald reports.

The Phillies are in rebuilding mode, so Victorino wouldn't make much sense for them despite sporting an incomplete outfield. Victorino missed large chunks of time last season due to hamstring and back issues, but is John Farrell's favorite to claim the starting job in right field. When he's healthy, he provides speed and power, but it remains to be seen if his recent bout with injuries has sapped him of either.
Mar 3 - 9:39 AM

Shane Victorino said Thursday that he wants return to switch-hitting this season.

Victorino gave up hitting from the left side at the end of the 2013 season due to thumb and hamstring injuries, but he's ready to give it another try. "Yeah, absolutely," explained Victorino. "Everything feels great. It's something I've been successful at and that I would like to go back to. The body feels good, and we'll go from there. It's a good thing to have in your back pocket, being able to switch-hit. I came into camp, I spoke to them about it and I told them I would like to try it again and they were all for it." Red Sox manager John Farrell recently said that Victorino will be the starting right fielder this season as long as he's healthy.
Source: WEEI.com
Feb 26 - 5:35 PM

Red Sox manager John Farrell said Friday that, as long as he's healthy, Shane Victorino is "our right fielder."

Farrell added that Victorino, who battled back and hamstring issues in 2014 (eventually needing back surgery in August), is a "full go" right now. The general feeling has been that Mookie Betts was the favorite to start over Victorino in right, so this news throws some cold water onto his fantasy prospects. However, with the injury-prone Victorino and Hanley Ramirez manning the corner outfield spots and the inexperienced Rusney Castillo in center, there's still a good chance Betts sees ample playing time. If healthy, Victorino should have some fantasy value left in the tank, but that's a big "if."
Feb 20 - 12:33 PM

Shane Victorino (back) expects to be 100 percent for the beginning of the 2015 regular season.

Victorino was bothered by multiple injuries in 2014, eventually needing season-ending back surgery in August. But he was an early-arriver to Red Sox camp this year in Florida and should have no restrictions when Grapefruit League play gets underway. The 34-year-old is somewhat buried on Boston's crowded outfield depth chart, so it's difficult to qualify his potential fantasy value at the moment.
Feb 19 - 2:07 PM

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.
Fri, Nov 28, 2014 08:16:00 PM

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.
Fri, Oct 31, 2014 02:08:00 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.
Mon, Sep 8, 2014 03:48:00 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.
Tue, Aug 5, 2014 10:23:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Christian Vazquez
2Ryan Hanigan
3Humberto Quintero
4Luke Montz
5Luis Martinez
1B1Mike Napoli
2Allen Craig
2B1Dustin Pedroia
2Brock Holt
SS1Xander Bogaerts
2Jeff Bianchi
3B1Pablo Sandoval
LF1Hanley Ramirez
2Daniel Nava
3Quintin Berry
CF1Mookie Betts
2Rusney Castillo
3Jackie Bradley
4Blake Tekotte
RF1Shane Victorino
DH1David Ortiz
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Clay Buchholz
2Rick Porcello
3Wade Miley
4Joe Kelly
5Justin Masterson
6Brandon Workman
7Matt Barnes
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Koji Uehara
2Edward Mujica
3Junichi Tazawa
4Craig Breslow
5Robbie Ross
6Anthony Varvaro
7Alexi Ogando
8Brandon Workman
9Tommy Layne
10Edwin Escobar
11Dana Eveland
12Felipe Paulino
13Nestor Molina
14Miguel Celestino