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Shane Victorino tripled and scored a run in the sixth inning of Saturday’s game against the Angels. He appeared to cross the plate with a limp, though, and he was eventually lifted for a pinch-hitter in the ninth inning.
Jonny Gomes pinch-hit for Victorino in the ninth inning with the Red Sox leading 7-3. While it might have been a precautionary move more than anything, manager John Farrell said after Boston’s 11-inning defeat that Victorino is dealing with left hamstring tightness.
According to Farrell, Victorino, who spent time on the disabled list with a hamstring issue earlier this season, will be re-evaluated Sunday.
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Stephen Drew’s right hamstring has continued to show
improvement since he suffered his injury that’s sidelined him for the past
week. Even so, the Boston Red Sox elected to place the shortstop on the
disabled list prior to Friday night’s game against the Los Angeles Angels,
according to Ian Browne of MLB.com.
The move is retroactive to June 29, so Drew is eligible...
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