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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 (hamstring) isn't expected to return from the disabled list until the Red Sox travel to Oakland on May 11.
While he's first eligible to come off the disabled list on May 8, the Red Sox don't seem keen on the idea of him playing on the turf in Toronto, so they'll push him back a few days as a precautionary measure. He's expected to begin a minor league rehab assignment this week. May 3 - 5:52 PM

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Shane Victorino (hamstring) could be held back a few days rather than being activated from the disabled list when first eligible on May 8.

The reasoning isn't because he's had a setback but rather is due to the Red Sox beginning a three-game series in Toronto on May 8. The club can delay Victorino's return until May 11 in Oakland so that he doesn't have to play on the Blue Jays' artificial turf. "The reports coming out of teams that have gone through there have been, it’s a new turf, and it’s extremely long, the blades of artificial grass," manager John Farrell said. "The depth of the crushed rubber is deep. It looks like some guys have had some negative effects on their legs after playing up there. So whether or not Vic is ready to be activated, which next Friday is the day, we’ll determine that when we get closer to it."
Apr 29 - 9:20 AM

Shane Victorino (hamstring) could begin a minor league rehab assignment next week.

Victorino landed on the disabled list over the weekend with a right hamstring strain, but he has already increased his running program. The Red Sox called up Jackie Bradley, Jr. on Tuesday, but Brock Holt should continue to benefit the most from Victorino's absence.
Apr 28 - 4:17 PM

Red Sox placed OF Shane Victorino on the 15-day disabled list with a hamstring strain.

Another season, another Victorino injury. The 34-year-old spent most of last year on the DL and couldn't make it three weeks into the 2015 campaign before getting hurt again. With Rusney Castillo (shoulder) also injured, Allen Craig and Daniel Nava will fill the void in right field. Fantasy owners won't miss Victorino much, as he was only hitting .143 prior to getting sidelined.
Apr 25 - 5:05 PM

Shane Victorino (hamstring) remained out of the Red Sox' lineup Friday.

Victorino's right hamstring injury felt better than expected Thursday, but he could still very well be out of action all weekend. Daniel Nava is starting in his place in right field. The Red Sox are also giving Xander Bogaerts a breather Friday, with Brock Holt filling in at shortstop.
Apr 24 - 3:12 PM

According to Red Sox manager John Farrell, Shane Victorino (hamstring) came into Thursday feeling "better than he anticipated."

Victorino was removed from Wednesday's game with tightness in his right hamstring. He'll sit out Thursday's game against the Rays. Farrell indicated that the team might back of Victorino's workload to some degree as they attempt to guide the outfielder through a healthy campaign. Victorino has played in just 152 games over the last two seasons.
Apr 23 - 5:06 PM

Shane Victorino (hamstring) is not in Boston's starting lineup Thursday against the Rays.

Daniel Nava will play right field and Allen Craig will play left field. Vicotrino was removed from Wednesday's game after experiencing tightness in his right hamstring. He is considered day-to-day for now.
Apr 23 - 3:13 PM

Shane Victorino (hamstring) is considered day-to-day.

The outfielder was removed from Wednesday's game after feeling tightness in his right hamstring, but Red Sox manager John Farrell said it's not a huge cause for concern. Victorino was already slated to get a day off Thursday, so he won't return before Friday at the earliest.
Apr 22 - 10:38 PM

Shane Victorino left Wednesday's game against the Rays due to right hamstring tightness.

Victorino likely tweaked the hamstring when he stole second base in the fourth inning. Allen Craig pinch-hit for Victorino an inning later. The Red Sox should provide a better prognosis for injury-prone outfielder after the game.
Apr 22 - 8:40 PM

Shane Victorino (ribs) is back in the Red Sox' lineup Sunday.

Victorino sat out Saturday with sore ribs after running into the wall Friday, but he says he's fine. The veteran outfielder is hitting just .125/.300/.125 in the early going this season.
Apr 19 - 11:08 AM

Shane Victorino was scratched from the Red Sox lineup on Saturday due to sore ribs.

Victorino smashed into the outfield wall on Friday trying to take a home run away from Caleb Joseph, which caused the injury. He should be able to return to active duty in a day or two.
Apr 18 - 3:27 PM

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

Victorino didn't start on Friday either, but entered as a pinch hitter in the 10th inning and wound up playing nine innings and went 0-for-4 at the dish. Allen Craig will draw the start in right field on Saturday.
Apr 11 - 11:41 AM

Shane Victorino is not in the Red Sox' lineup Friday.

Victorino went 2-for-5 with an RBI single Thursday but has now sat out two of the team's four games in favor of Daniel Nava. Ryan Hanigan is also sitting out, as Sandy Leon is catching Wade Miley.
Apr 10 - 3:37 PM

Shane Victorino went 0-for-3 and failed to rundown a catchable fly into shallow right Sunday against the Rays.

Fortunately, the runner on first figured the ball would be caught, and Victorino was able to throw him out at second. Still, Victorino has been thoroughly unimpressive this spring as he attempts to rebound from an injury-filled 2014. Rusney Castillo made a terrific play in right field after replacing Victorino today and also singled and scored the winning run in the 10th. Both Castillo and Jackie Bradley Jr. have looked better than Victorino in camp, and if Victorino isn't going to show flashes of his old range, Allen Craig and Daniel Nava might be superior right field options as well.
Mar 29 - 5:38 PM

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Blake Swihart
2Sandy Leon
3Ryan Hanigan
4Christian Vazquez
1B1Mike Napoli
2Allen Craig
2B1Dustin Pedroia
2Brock Holt
SS1Xander Bogaerts
3B1Pablo Sandoval
2Luis Jimenez
LF1Hanley Ramirez
2Daniel Nava
CF1Mookie Betts
RF1Shane Victorino
DH1David Ortiz
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Clay Buchholz
2Rick Porcello
3Wade Miley
4Joe Kelly
5Justin Masterson
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Koji Uehara
2Edward Mujica
3Junichi Tazawa
4Craig Breslow
5Robbie Ross
6Alexi Ogando
7Tommy Layne
8Brandon Workman