Shane Victorino’s Return Strengthens Boston Red Sox In Several Ways

BOSTON — Shane Victorino’s return should strengthen the Red Sox in several ways. Victorino, who was activated from the 15-day disabled list Thursday, will greatly improve the Red Sox’s outfield defense, provide offensive consistency and add a little extra energy to a team that has endured some struggles while opening its World Series defense. In essence, the 33-year-old will...
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Shane Victorino Makes 2014 Debut, Bats Second For Red Sox vs. Yankees

The Flyin’ Hawaiian is back. Boston Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino will make his 2014 debut Thursday night at Fenway Park, batting second and playing right field in the rubber match of a three-game series with the New York Yankees. Dustin Pedroia will bat ahead of Victorino,  hitting in the leadoff spot for the fourth time this season. Victorino was placed on the 15-day disabled...
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Red Sox to activate Shane Victorino today

Boston Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino will make his season debut Thursday against the New York Yankees. The hamstring injury that landed him on the disabled list to begin 2014 now looks like a thing of the past.    Before activating Victorino, Boston had to make room for him on the big league roster. Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe tweeted who the roster casualty is:Alex...
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Red Sox Injury Updates: Will Middlebrooks, Shane Victorino, Mike Napoli

The Boston Red Sox helped the state of Massachusetts celebrate Patriots Day yesterday and unfortunately for Red Sox fans, the day included a loss for the home side.  Boston continues their homestand tonight when they host the hated New York Yankees in a three-game set.  It will be a thrilling pitching matchup as Jon Lester (2-2) takes on Masahiro Tanaka (2-0).  The Red Sox are...
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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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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...
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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...
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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...
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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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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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