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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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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Sign of relief: Dustin Pedroia’s wrist is not broken

As I noted when right fielder Shane Victorino went on the disabled list with a strained hamstring, the Boston Red Sox have the depth in the outfield to overcome his temporary loss to start the season. So far, they have endured although their record of 5-8 and three losses in four games to the New York Yankees do not make it look that way. Standings placement does not mean anything...
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Shane Victorino: Michael Pineda Pine Tar Use ‘Obvious,’ ‘Is What It Is’

NEW YORK — Add Shane Victorino to the list of Boston Red Sox players unfazed by Michael Pineda’s pine tar controversy. Victorino, who currently is on the disabled list with a hamstring strain, didn’t play Thursday when Pineda appeared to use a foreign substance on his throwing hand while leading the Yankees to a 4-1 victory over the Red Sox. The outfielder had a front row seat...
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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...
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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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Shane Victorino (Flu) Unlikely To Attend Red Sox’s Fenway Park Opener

BOSTON — The Boston Red Sox’s World Series ring ceremony likely will be missing one of 2013′s most valuable contributors. Outfielder Shane Victorino, who currently is on the 15-day disabled list with a strained hamstring, was among those missing from the Red Sox’s clubhouse Friday morning. According to Red Sox manager John Farrell, Victorino still is battling the flu and...
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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...
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20 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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