Red Sox Injury Updates: Shane Victorino, Will Middlebrooks

The Boston Red Sox are just minutes away from kicking off one of the most important games of the season. They'll face the Baltimore Orioles at 11:05am on Patriots Day.  Today is the annual morning Red Sox game followed by the Boston Marathon.  We all know the horrific details that came from last year's marathon and today will be monumental in the healing process for the...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Injury Updates: Will Middlebrooks, Shane Victorino Nearing Returns

BOSTON — The Red Sox’s offense could soon receive a couple of reinforcements. Outfielder Shane Victorino began his rehab assignment with Triple-A Pawtucket on Saturday, and third baseman Will Middlebrooks will join him with the PawSox on Monday. It’s possible both players could return to the big league club by the end of the upcoming week, if all goes well. The Red Sox’s...
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox and the importance of Shane Victorino

It’s no secret that the Boston Red Sox’ offense is sputtering right now. For a squad that led the majors in runs a season ago, they currently sit 24th in MLB in runs scored (60) this season and 23rd in the league in team batting average (.236). The good news? Help is on the way. Shane Victorino, who posted a slash of .294/.351/.451 last year with Boston, began his rehab assignment...
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Shane Victorino Tests Hamstring In First Rehab Game With Pawtucket

Boston Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino began his rehab assignment with Triple-A Pawtucket on Saturday. Victorino, who hasn’t appeared in a major league game this season because of a Grade 1 hamstring strain he suffered in the Red Sox’s final spring training contest, batted three times and played six defensive innings in right field for the PawSox. The 33-year-old went 0-for...
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Return of the Flyin' Hawaiian: Upcoming Red Sox Roster Moves

Shane Victorino comes back to Boston soon. His rehab assignment has already begun and he’s eligible to return anytime. We'll probably see him in the line-up later this week. To make room on the roster, who will go? Assuming that the Red Sox cannot go to a smaller bullpen, and considering their limited depth already at infield and catcher, here are some options...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Shane Victorino to begin rehab assignment Saturday

Red Sox right fielder Shane Victorino will head out on his minor-league rehab assignment Saturday, likely with Triple-A Pawtucket, the Red Sox told reporters (Scott Lauber) Thursday. Rehab assignments are permitted to last up to 30 days, but the club has told reporters that Victorino might return to the Red Sox next Thursday. Victorino has been on the disabled list since the beginning...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Shane Victorino Back At Fenway After Bout With Flu; Return Date Still Uncertain

After spending nearly a week basically quarantined from his Boston Red Sox teammates, Shane Victorino was back on the field Wednesday at Fenway Park. The Red Sox outfielder, who had been battling a nasty case of the flu, began to ease himself back into baseball activity, completing conditioning work and doing some light throwing. Victorino said he just was happy to feel like a...
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Loss Of Middlebrooks And Victorino Taking Toll

Poor 'Nava'-GationWill Middlebrooks and Shane Victorino are disproportionately important to the success of the 2014 Sox. Middlebrooks was just starting to heat up as another right-handed power bat in the order (beyond Mike Napoli, PRONOUNCED: Na-POLE-ee). Victorino's right-field defense is essential (especially in Fenway) and he is also someone who can jump-start the...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Victorino Gets MRI, Questionable For Opener

Shane Victorino flew back to Boston yesterday to get an MRI on his tweaked hamstring. Until the Red Sox get the results of that test on Monday, it's uncertain whether Victorino will be able to start on Opening Day in Baltimore. Said manager John Farrell, "We'll have more information once he's examined. We'll make an announcement once we get the information back...
Via FenwayNation
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Shane Victorino mad as hell over new rule limiting duration of walkup music

One of the new rules that Major League Baseball will be imposing this season is that it will limit walkup music for hitters to 15 seconds, presumably in part to speed up the average game that seems to take longer and longer to complete with each passing season. One player who will be most affected […] The post Shane Victorino mad as hell over new rule limiting duration of walkup...
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