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Every day that passes is another that indicates the Boston Red Sox should have and still should place Shane Victorino on the disabled list. Of course, this is only true if he is not close to a return - and unfortunately, that seems to be the case. Yet, the Red Sox are still uncertain whether they will place Victorino on the DL.
Michael Perriat and Ian Browne of MLB.com say Victorino will ramp up his physical activity to see how his hamstring responds. However, the team is not close to making a decision on whether the veteran outfielder needs to go on the DL or not. He has not played since Tuesday when the injury forced him from the game.
"He continues to improve with each day," Red Sox manager John Farrell said. "He's going to go out and do some light running and then we'll ramp up the physical work or the physical activity. The information we get back after how he responds to that certainly is helpful as far as our decision making going forward."
Victorino was off to a nice start this season. However, the momentum he built up leading up to the injury could be gone by the time he returns. That is always a concern for players and fans when an injury stops a hot streak. Victorino has been a streaky player at times, so if this injury does affect his hitting when he returns, the Red Sox could be in bad shape.
Leading up to the hamstring strain, Victorino was hitting .283/.343/.362. In his career, he is a .275/.341/.427 hitter. His numbers this year are very much in line with his career numbers aside from the power. As Victorino has gotten older, what little bit of power he had has diminished even more. He is a two-time All-Star and a three-time Gold Glove winner. The Red Sox would love to have him back soon so they can keep pace with the Yankees in the AL East.
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