Grading the Red Sox outfield

Ian Vescera (@Ian_Vescera)Contributing WriterThe Red Sox outfield did not come close to meeting expectations this season. The Sox ranked 11th out of 15 AL teams in runs scored. The poor outfield production was a big reason why. As a group, their production was historically low. The poor grades will all reflect this.Before I get into individual grades, let's take a look at the...
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Red Sox Injury Update: Shane Victorino transferred to 60-day DL

The Boston Red Sox have had a dreadful 2014 season, following a World Series championship last season. At 63-81, the Red Sox are 21 1/2 games out in the American League East. Injuries have taken their toll and one player perhaps mostly affected is outfielder Shane Victorino, whose season ended with back surgery last month. He's now been transferred to the 60-day disabled list...
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Phillies Nation: Episode 21 – The Phillies Future, Hamels Foundation Event, Victorino’s Injury

This week on Phillies Nation, Pat and Corey discuss the future of the Phillies this year and next, including some options in the international market. Ian joins us for the final installment of his exclusive interview with Phillies legendary pitcher Curt Simmons. Also, Natalie works the red carpet at the Hamels Foundation Diamonds & Denim event. She gets the scoop from players...
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August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

How Many Outfielders Can the Red Sox Use: A Second Look

Back in March, the Boston Red Sox were trying to decide which of their many outfielders were going to make the team. At the time, Grady Sizemore and Jackie Bradley Jr. joined 2013 holdovers Shane Victorino, Daniel Nava, Jonny Gomes, and Mike Carp to form a large cast that needed to find a way onto the 25-man roster. Before the season started, this looked like more depth than many...
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August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Shane Victorino Preparing To Be Boston Red Sox’s Starting RF In 2015

Shane Victorino is focused on what he can control. The Boston Red Sox’s outfield has become a very crowded place in recent weeks with the acquisitions of Yoenis Cespedes, Allen Craig and Rusney Castillo. Victorino, who is sidelined for the remainder of 2014 after undergoing back surgery, understands the reality of the situation but isn’t changing his tune with regards to 2015...
August 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Rusney Castillo’s Reported Deal Will Give Red Sox Offseason Flexibility

The Boston Red Sox aren’t wasting any time in retooling for 2015. The Red Sox on Friday reportedly agreed to a seven-year, $72.5 million contract with 27-year-old Cuban outfielder Rusney Castillo. While the deal crowds Boston’s outfield, it also opens up a world of possibilities for the Red Sox as they gear up for an interesting offseason. The Red Sox faced an outfield logjam...
August 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Shane Victorino Follows in Keith Foulke's Footsteps

The Boston Red Sox have been one of the best teams in baseball for a decade now, although there have been ups and downs. Overcoming “the curse” was partially avoiding bad luck. But, when that is combined with planning—sabermetrics, scouting, and focusing on building a complete team—things can change in a hurry. For the 2004 Red Sox, this meant constructing a workable bullpen...
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August 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Shane Victorino Happy After Back Surgery, Eager To Help Red Sox In 2015

Shane Victorino isn’t worrying about a thing. Victorino, who underwent successful back surgery Tuesday in California, dropped by the visitors’ clubhouse at Angel Stadium on Friday before the Boston Red Sox’s game against the Los Angeles Angels. The veteran outfielder expressed optimism regarding his recent procedure and his status for 2015. “I couldn’t feel any happier...
August 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Shane Victorino Offers Words Of Encouragement After Back Surgery (Video)

Even season-ending back surgery can’t ruin Shane Victorino’s optimism. Victorino, who was limited to 30 major league games this season because of various injuries, obviously is frustrated with not being able to help the Boston Red Sox. But the veteran outfielder, who is expected to be ready for spring training next season, offered some words of encouragement Tuesday via his Instagram...
August 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox: Shane Victorino done for the year

Shane Victorino underwent back surgery yesterday and will be out for the remainder of the 2014 season. After a great first season with the Boston Red Sox last year, Victorino’s injuries will limit him to 30 games this season. Hamstring and back injuries aggravated Victorino for most of last year, causing him to miss a game here and there and landed him on the DL once, but he was...
August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Red Sox Outfielder Shane Victorino To Undergo Season-Ending Back Surgery

Shane Victorino has played in just 30 games for the Red Sox this season – Mandatory Credit: Jim Rogash/Getty Images via According to the Boston Red Sox’s Twitter handle, outfielder Shane Victorino will reportedly undergo back surgery, which will effectively end his 2014 season. RF Shane Victorino will undergo surgery on his lower back today in Los Angeles, CA. Dr. Robert...
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August 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Shane Victorino Having Season Ending Back Surgery

Shane Victorino headed off to California for a second opinion about his back a couple of days ago.  Victorino has spent more time on the DL this season than off.  He started off with a hamstring injury and then the back kicked up once the season got underway.  Well it looks like the second opinion also recommended back surgery.  Not only did Shane Victorino have back surgery...
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August 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox right fielder Victorino to have season-ending back surgery

The Boston Red Sox have announced today that outfielder Shane Victorino will undergo surgery to repair his lower back, and will miss the rest of this season. This just adding to the lengthy list of injuries that the 33 year old has suffered this season. Victorino enjoyed great success in his first season with Boston […]
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August 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox Injury Update: Shane Victorino, Allen Craig

Boston Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino will have surgery Tuesday to relieve symptoms of pain and discomfort in his lower back, thereby ending his season. In addition, the Red Sox placed outfielder Allen Craig on the disabled list with soreness in his right foot suffered in his first game with his new team. Here are the latest updates from WEEI's Alex Speier.Shane Victorino...
Via Sports Injury Alert
August 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Shane Victorino Out For Season After Undergoing Back Surgery

You can officially say "Aloha" to Shane Victorino for the rest of the Red Sox season.
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August 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Shane Victorino will have back surgery today

Right fielder Shane Victorino will have surgery on a disc injury in his lower back in Los Angeles today and miss the remainder of the season, the team announced on Tuesday. Dr. Robert Watkins will perform the surgery in Los Angeles. Victorino, who turns 34 in November, has played only 30 games this season because of hamstring and back ailments. He started the season on the disabled...
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August 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Shane Victorino Undergoes Back Surgery, Will Miss Rest Of Season (Photo)

Shane Victorino’s season is over. The Boston Red Sox right fielder, who was placed on the disabled list Friday with back tightness, underwent season-ending surgery on said back Tuesday in Los Angeles. The team announced the surgery around 12:30 p.m. Thursday, and Victorino tweeted a photo of himself in a hospital bed shortly after. Let's do this. Ready for surgery to take...
August 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Shane Victorino To Have Back Surgery Today

Shane In 2013 Post-Season (Getty Images)Shane Victorino will undergo season-ending lower back surgery today to correct a problem that has limited him to just 30 games this year. After the outfielder received a corroborating second opinion about his back on Monday, he resigned himself to the inevitability of the procedure. Victorino was a major cog in the 2013 World Series Championship...
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August 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox announce Shane Victorino out for season

Outfielder Shane Victorino has played in only 30 games this season for the Boston Red Sox, and now the 2014 season is over for him. Pete Abraham of the Boston Globe first reported that Victorino will be out for the remainder of the season due to back surgery. #RedSox announce Shane Victorino will have back surgery today. […]
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August 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Shane Victorino back on DL

Red Sox manager John Farrell did not rule out a lengthy shutdown or possible surgery for right fielder Shane Victorino, who on Friday was placed on the 15-day disabled list for the third time this season because of lower back and hamstring issues. "We're awaiting the results of the MRI that he went through here today,'' Farrell said. "Still some low back tightness...
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August 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Victorino Placed on 15-day DL Again

With the Red Sox adding some serious outfield depth during Thursday's trade deadline, that finally freed up a decision on Shane Victorino.
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August 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Sox Place Victorino On 15-Day Disabled List

After removing him from a game the other night, the Red Sox today placed Shane Victorino on the 15-day disabled list with "back issues". With the arrival (at some point anyway) of Yoenis Cespedes in right-field, some reports are suggesting that Victorino may be shut down for the rest of 2104. Stay tuned.
Via FenwayNation
August 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox Injury Update: Shane Victorino taken out as a precaution

Boston Red Sox right fielder Shane Victorino left Wednesday night's game in the fifth inning as a precaution against aggravating the hamstring that has limited him to just 30 games this season. Daniel Nava pinch hit for him in the fifth after manager John Farrell noticed him moving more slowly after his last at bat.'s Ian Browne reported Wednesday night that Farrell...
Via Sports Injury Alert
July 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox Notes: Shane Victorino Showing What Boston Missed This Season

The Major League Baseball trade deadline is six days away. The cries for the Boston Red Sox to sell have never been louder. The Red Sox dropped their fourth straight game Friday against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. Junichi Tazawa suffered the loss after imploding in the seventh inning of Boston’s 6-4 defeat. The Red Sox now are nine games below .500 (47-56) with 59 tilts...
July 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Man, Does Shane Victorino Love Sweet Rolls

Gotta be honest: when I think of food to fuel an athlete, “Hawaiian sweet rolls” doesn’t spring to mind. But who am I to judge? Shane’s walking around with two World Series rings while I can barely put my pants on without giving myself a hernia. Anyway, here’s a commercial with Shane catching rolls in Fenway Park. You’re welcome. The post Man, Does Shane Victorino Love...
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July 25, 2014  |  Discuss
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