Lauber: Phillies 'Not Interested' in a Victorino Reunion

According to a report from Scott Lauber of the Boston Herald, the Philadelphia Phillies are not interesting in re-acquiring outfielder Shane Victorino through a trade with the Boston Red Sox. The Red Sox have been long-linked with the Phillies as potential suitors in a trade that would send 2008 World...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Mookie And Rusney Will Compete For CF Job

Mookie (L), Rusney (R)—(USAToday Photo)Apparently, John Farrell was serious about Shane Victorino being his starting right-fielder. Accordingly, Farrell has made it plain that Mookie Betts and Rusney Castillo will battle it out for the starting center-field job during Spring Training. Now, competition is a good thing—but the idea that Betts could be the odd-man out this year...
Via FenwayNation
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Trade Victorino? Not So Fast.

(Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images) In is Sunday Baseball column, Nick Cafardo wrote: “Don’t buy that Shane Victorino will be Boston’s right fielder on Opening Day. If he’s healthy, he will draw interest and be traded.” Cafardo went on to say that John Farrell’s statement that Victorino will start in right was done mostly to increase his trade value. Before...
Via Fenway West
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Shane Victorino’s Switch-Hitting Days With Boston Red Sox Aren’t Over

This embed is invalid" /> FORT MYERS, Fla. — Shane Victorino is ready to flip the switch. Victorino, who abandoned switch-hitting toward the end of the Boston Red Sox’s 2013 season in favor of batting mostly right-handed, took some left-handed swings during batting practice Thursday at JetBlue Park. The outfielder expects to resume switch-hitting...
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Victorino Likely To Return To Switch-Hitting

(AP Photo)Nothing is official yet, but all the tea leaves suggest that Shane Victorino will return to switch-hitting during the 2015 season. The Flyin' Hawaiian gave up hitting left-handed due to injury during the 2013 World Series Championship season. His back surgery-shortened 2014 did not involve any left-handed hitting either. Today, he took a bunch of hacks from the port-side...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

POLL: Most Favor 'Flyin Hawaiian' In Right Field

Very early voting in our latest FenwayNation Poll shows that a majority of readers think Shane Victorino (if healthy) should be the starting right-fielder for the 2015 Carmine Hose. As the chart shows, 60% take this view, while 40% don't think he should be handed the job. You can still vote in the poll HERE.
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Manager John Farrell Names Shane Victorino Starting Right Fielder “If Healthy”

While speaking to members of the media at Spring Training Today, John Farrell firmly backed Shane Victorino as the team’s starting right fielder, if he is healthy: If Shane Victorino is fully capable and fully healthy, he’s our right fielder. I mean that’s pretty simple. There were many questions going into Spring Training as to whether or not Victorino would be healthy by...
Via Baseball Essential
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Farrell Designates Victorino As Sox Starting RF

(Getty Images)In a bit of a surprise, Red Sox manager John Farrell today basically handed the starting right field job to Shane Victorino. This, despite talk all Winter that Mookie Betts had to be in the line-up—with right-field the only logical possibility. Rusney Castillo is set as the starting center-fielder and Hanley Ramirez is certainly not going to be bumped from left-field...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Shane Victorino Has Inside Track On Red Sox’s Starting Right Field Job

This embed is invalid" /> FORT MYERS, Fla. — Shane Victorino holds the keys. While Rusney Castillo and Mookie Betts figure to compete for significant roles in the Red Sox’s crowded outfield, manager John Farrell indicated Friday that Shane Victorino has the inside track on Boston’s starting right field job. “If Shane Victorino is fully capable...
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Shane Victorino: ‘I’ve Never Been More Motivated, More Determined’

If Shane Victorino’s job is in jeopardy, nobody told Shane Victorino. The Boston Red Sox right fielder told WEEI’s Rob Bradford in For Myers, Fla., that he’s never been more confident in himself going into Spring Training. In fact his arrival in the Sunshine State on Wednesday is the earliest he’s showed up to camp in his 11-year MLB career. ...
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Outfield Preview 2015: How Does Boston Approach Roster Logjam?

This embed is invalid" /> The Boston Red Sox have a boatload of outfielders at their disposal. The Red Sox’s outfield production was among the worst in Major League Baseball in 2014, particularly early in the year, when the unit reached historic lows. Boston thus prioritized solidifying the outfield before and after last season’s non-waiver trade...
16 days 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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January 23, 2015  |  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...
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January 17, 2015  |  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...
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January 14, 2015  |  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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January 06, 2015  |  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...
January 05, 2015  |  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

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...
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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...
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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
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