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MLB Injury News:
As the Boston Red Sox ready themselves for a weekend series with the hated-Yankees, the team is close to getting one of their better players back. Shane Victorino, who has been nursing a hamstring strain, is set to begin a rehab assignment that could have him ready to play by the middle of next week.
Brian MacPherson of the Providence Journal says Victorino could even return by Wednesday of next week. If he does, that would be a nice boost for the team as they try to hold onto first place in the AL East.
Victorino will begin a rehab assignment either Sunday or Monday that should have him ready to be activated Wednesday.
— Brian MacPherson (@brianmacp) May 30, 2013
The Red Sox signed Victorino this past offseason after he had been traded to the Dodgers in the middle of 2012. Victorino was once one of the better outfielders in the game. However, as he has aged, he has lost a step. Regardless, the Red Sox saw value in having a veteran and a proven winner on their team, so they scooped him up this past winter.
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So far this season, Victorino has not disappointed. He is hitting .283/.343/.362. If he keeps on the pace he's currently set, he would outplay his career numbers. In 10 years, Victorino is a .275/.341/.421 hitter.
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