Player Profile #88: Rusney Castillo | OF | BOS

There may not be a player I’m more interested in entering 2015 than Rusney Castillo. Part of it’s that I’m a Red Sox fan and I want to see the $72.5MM man likely responsible for booting Shane Victorino from town, or at the very least the starting lineup. Another part, and probably a larger part to be honest, is that the range of possible outcomes for Castillo is pretty staggering...
Via Baseball Professor
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Nava And Red Sox Agree On One-Year Deal

Daniel Nava and the Red Sox avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $1.85 million contract. The 31-year old fan favorite will be part of an extremely competitive outfield mix—even of a few are traded off in the near future. Along with Nava, Hanley Ramirez, Rusney Castillo, Mookie Betts, Shane Victorino, Allen Craig, and Jackie Bradley, Jr. will all vie for playing time...
Via FenwayNation
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Shane Victorino apparently texting pics of his abs to Red Sox manager John Farrell

Boston Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino suffered through an injury-plagued 2013 campaign that saw him play in only 30 games and ultimately had season-ending back surgery on Aug. 5. But he’s clearly motivated to show the team that he will be ready and raring to go come Spring Training, by texting pics of his presumably...Read More The post Shane Victorino apparently texting pics...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox outfielders taking nothing for granted

Eric D. Schabell Contributing Writer We all have heard that the Red Sox outfield is loaded with potential suitors for the three available spots at Fenway. There are some really good players in Hanley Ramirez, Rusney Castillo, Shane Victorino, Mookie Betts, Allen Craig, Brock Holt and Nava. (He and Holt represent the only two left-handed bats in the mix.)A lot of players, not a lot...
Via RedSoxLife
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Player Profile #132: Shane Victorino | OF | BOS

In his heyday the switch-hitting Shane Victorino was regularly an incredibly underrated fantasy commodity. He was a reliable, across-the-board contributor who quietly provided anyone who owned him mid-teens home runs, twenty-plus steals, eighty or more runs, and high batting averages virtually year in and year out. Even his most recent full season was a below-the-radar fantasy gem...
Via Baseball Professor
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Shane Victorino Relishing Underdog Role With New-Look Boston Red Sox

This embed is invalid" /> Shane Victorino noticed the omission. Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell discussed his potential 2015 starting lineup during a radio interview with WEEI on Thursday. Victorino was paying close attention, well-aware of his status after an injury plagued 2014 campaign. “I love reading and listening to Farrell talk about his...
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Shane Victorino Hits the Ground Running

The 2014 off-season has helped heal Shane Victorino’s wounds. The Boston Red Sox outfielder was nursing a sore back, hamstring, and thumb, but has hit the ground running to start 2015. Victorino is now rehabbing from lumbar discetomy back surgery to repair two bulging disks in his lower back. The procedure was completed on August 5th and […]
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Shane Victorino Trains On Beach: ‘So Far, So Good’ In Recovery (Video)

Shane Victorino is spending his offseason at the beach. Just don’t expect to see a cooler, an umbrella or an Adirondack chair in sight. Victorino informed’s Rob Bradford in a text message Sunday that he’s progressing nicely in his offseason training following back surgery that prematurely ended his 2014 campaign. The Boston Red Sox outfielder also can be seen running...
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Shane Victorino: ‘I’ll Take Cole Hamels (On Red Sox) In A Heartbeat’

This embed is invalid" /> Shane Victorino has offered his sales pitch. Victorino, who played parts of seven seasons with Cole Hamels in Philadelphia, is among those who would love to see the left-hander land with the Boston Red Sox this offseason. “I’ll take Cole Hamels in a heartbeat as one of our starters,” Victorino recently told’s...
December 17, 2014  |  Discuss

The Modern Rule 5 Draftee: A Composite Sketch

The Rule 5 draft begins today (Thursday) at Noon ET, signifying the end of this year’s Winter Meetings in San Diego. Designed to facilitate opportunities for talented minor leaguers otherwise blocked within their own organization’s depth chart, the draft has created opportunities for (among others) Jose Bautista, George Bell, Roberto Clemente, Shane Victorino, and Johan […]
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December 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Shane Victorino Feels Good Despite Red Sox’s Uncertain Outfield Situation

With Hanley Ramirez being added to the Boston Red Sox’s already crowded outfield Tuesday, Shane Victorino’s situation became even more unclear. But the right fielder doesn’t seem to think so. Victorino played just 30 games in 2014 thanks to lingering back problems that led to season-ending surgery. Still, he told WEEI’s Rob Bradford on Thursday...
November 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox Injury Update: Shane Victorino to start swinging bat next week

The Boston Red Sox look forward to the 2015 season trying to put a dismal 71-win season behind them. At 18th in the league in runs scored and 23rd in ERA, improvements need to be made across the board. One positive that has come out of a lot of uncertainty this off season is the progress made by outfielder Shane Victorino in his rehab. He will begin swinging a bat next week and...
Via Sports Injury Alert
November 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Top 10 Things Sox Fans Should Be Grateful For

#10—The likelihood that the 2015 offense will no longer look like a AAA offense.#9—The fact that Shane Victorino is healthy and might return to 2013 form.#8—The fact that Koji Uehara is still closing for the team.#7—The fact that the organization has youthful depth at pitcher, catcher and shortstop.#6—The fact that you could convene a Minyan with the number of OFs on the...
Via FenwayNation
November 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Expectations for Shane Victorino Post Operation

Shane Victorino only played 30 games with the Boston Red Sox in 2014, primarily due to lower back issues. Victorino had surgery to repair two bulging disks in his lower back on August 5th. The procedure is referred to as lumbar discectomy and generally takes 4-6 months to recover. See the below video for more […]
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November 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Thanks To Darrelle Revis, Shane Victorino Got His Own Exclusive Pair Of Nike Zoom Revis’s

Shane Victorino’s passion for sneakers is well-documented, so it’s not that surprising that Shane recently received his very own exclusive Nike Zoom Revis, complete with personal touches. The sneakers have a ton of great details. According to Complex, the all-red sneakers are a nod to the Boston Red Sox. There is an ’18’ and a Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
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November 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Shane Victorino Recently Spent $12,000 On Sneakers Signed By Kevin Durant

At this point, Shane Victorino’s sneakerhead credentials are unquestioned. So, it’s of no surprise that Victorino was on-hand for Nike’s annual Doernbecher event. The Nike x Doernbecher annual partnership raises money for the Doernbecher Children’s Hospital by selling sneakers designed by kids who have been treated at the hospital. And while the collection will be Article...
Via Next Impulse Sports
November 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Shane Victorino: I'm still the Red Sox right fielder

      This embed is invalid   " /> A tumultuous 2014 season wasn’t enough to shake Shane Victorino’s confidence.   Victorino, who underwent season-ending back surgery, is ready to rebound in 2015. It’s unclear how exactly he fits into the Boston Red Sox’s outfield plans, but the veteran is preparing to be an everyday player. “Hey, do I want to...
November 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Victorino: I'll Be Ready To Start In Right Field

An Example Of Victorino's Stellar DefenseHave you forgotten about The Flyin' Hawaiian? Do so at your own risk, because Shane Victorino intends to jog your memory—big time. The Red Sox right fielder—who was injured most of 2014—is getting healthier by the day (after August back surgery) and fully intends to patrol Fenway's quirky right field again—as the 2015 starter. Said...
Via FenwayNation
November 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Rob Bradford: Shane Victorino Is Red Sox’s ‘Best Outfielder’ (Video)

Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino is off the disabled list, and faces a strange situation as the team looks to build its outfield ahead of the 2015 season. The Sox are managing a crowded outfield with Yoenis Cespedes, Rusney Castillo and Mookie Betts looking like starting outfield material, so is there a place for Victorino? WEEI’s Rob Bradford and Mike Mutnansky joined Wednesday...
November 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Meet Shane Victorino, Nike Intern

This past weekend, Red Sox outfielder and noted sneakerhead Shane Victorino was spotted on the sideline of the Oregon/Stanford game. And while his presence confused many, it turns out that Victorino was on the sidelines as a part of an upcoming one-day internship that he’s going to do with Nike in Beaverton, Oregon. To be Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
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November 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox Decline Contract Option On Craig Breslow, Reinstate Shane Victorino

Craig Breslow won’t be suiting up in a Boston Red Sox uniform in 2015. The Red Sox have declined Breslow’s 2015 contract option, executive vice president/general manager Ben Cherington announced Friday. The left-hander had a down year in 2014, going 2-4 with a 5.96 ERA in 54 1/3 innings. Breslow said last week that he would be “a bargain” for another team willing to pick...
October 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Whither Shane Victorino In The 2015 Sox OF?

As Red Sox GM Ben Cherington decides which of his free agents to offer qualifying offers to (starting today) and which free agents he covets from other teams (starting next Tuesday), there remains the issue of the 2015 outfield. Currently, it could be composed of any combination from among: Yoenis "He Hate Me" Cespedes, Rusney Castillo, Mookie Betts, Jackie Bradley, Jr., Allen Craig...
Via FenwayNation
October 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Shane Victorino Faces Strange Situation As Red Sox Build 2015 Outfield

The Flyin’ Hawaiian never got off the tarmac this season. Boston Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino was limited to 30 games in 2014 because of various injuries, including a back issue that required season-ending surgery. The tumultuous campaign — coupled with other factors — seemingly has relegated Victorino to fourth outfielder status, creating an unfamiliar situation that...
October 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Shane Victorino Lands Customized ‘TMNT’ Nike LeBron Sneakers (Photos)

In case you haven’t heard, Shane Victorino really, really likes shoes. Apparently he also likes the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The Boston Red Sox outfielder has never been shy about displaying his affinity for footwear, so when the Sox ended their 2014 campaign, he wasted no time trying to add to his collection. Custom sneaker designer Sab One was happy to oblige Victorino,...
October 07, 2014  |  Discuss

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
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