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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||510.00||14.00||.267||64.00||80.00||16.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs N.Y. Yankees||5||1||0|| .200|| .400|| .200|
|vs RHP||83||20||1|| .289|| .361|| .241|
|Last 10 Games|
Red Sox's Farrell: Shane Victorino will likely resume switch-hitting
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(2/26/15) Red Sox manager John Farrell told reporters on Thursday that outfielder Shane Victorino will likely return to switch-hitting this season, per MLB.com.
"It's likely that he hits left-handed in games," Farrell said. "If you think about in 2013 late in the year, he switched solely to the right side because of some physical restrictions. With those being freed up now, the left-handed side of the plate comes into play."
Victorino has not hit left-handed since August 2013. That year he hit .274/.317/.389 on the left side of the box against righties. Because of a slew of injuries, Victorino remained an exclusive right-handed hitter and hit .268/.303/.382 in 123 at-bats last season.
Farrell: Napoli, Victorino 'full-go' for Red Sox's first full-squad workout
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(2/24/15) Red Sox manager John Farrell told reporters that first baseman Mike Napoli and outfielder Shane Victorino are all "full-go" for his club's first full-squad workout on Wednesday, per the Boston Globe. Napoli had offseason surgery to correct a sleep apnea condition, and Victorino had offseason back surgery back in August.
Farrell: Shane Victorino is Red Sox RF, Mookie Betts a back-up
|by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com|
|(2/20/15) Red Sox manager John Farrell ended a potential spring position battle before it had a chance to begin.
Meeting with the media on Friday, Farrell said, "If Shane Victorino is fully capable and fully healthy, he's our right fielder." Farrell added that Victorino, who had back surgery in August, is "full go" for the Sox at the start of camp.
That news means that Mookie Betts, expected to compete for the right-field job, will likely play a reserve role for the Red Sox.
Red Sox's Shane Victorino has 'no intentions of being a bench player'
|by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com|
|(2/19/15) Shane Victorino may be 34 but he has the confidence of someone 10 years younger.
Upon arriving to spring training, the Red Sox outfielder made it clear that he is not looking to come off the bench as a utility player this season.
"I have no intentions of being a bench player," Victorino said, via the Boston Herald.
Victorino reported to spring training on Wednesday, though his role has yet to be determined. The Red Sox have Mookie Betts, Hanley Ramirez and Rusney Castillo as more-than-likely opening day starters.
Victorino is in the final season of a three-year, $39 million contract with the Red Sox. He hit .268/.303/.382 in 123 at-bats with the club last season.
Red Sox's Shane Victorino 'more motivated, more determined'
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
|(2/18/15) Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino is "more motivated, more determined to prove something" this spring, according to WEEI.
The 34-year-old reported to team camp earlier than he ever has in his career, and is motivated to prove the doubters wrong. "A back surgery is not going to be a reason why my career ends," he said. "It’s going to be a lot more than that to not play this game." Victorino underwent the surgery last summer, but said he has no physical limitations heading into camp.
Despite the good news, it's unclear where Victorino fits on the team's current roster. With Mookie Betts, Hanley Ramirez and Rusney Castillo expected to open the year as the team's starters, Victorino is being penciled in as a reserve. Victorino said the situation will provide extra motivation. "I don’t look at it as competition," Victorino added. "I look at it as motivation for me to be better, a motivation for him to be better, and at the end of the day, if I push him and he pushes me we’ll see what happens."
Victorino hit .268/.303/.382 in 123 at-bats with the club last season. He's entering the final year of his contract, and is set to make $13 million in 2015.
|2014 summary: Shane Victorino's season started late due to a hamstring injury, but it took less than a month for another hamstring injury to sideline the 11-year veteran. Victorino would only play nine more games the rest of the season, as he was done for the season by early August when he underwent surgery for a back injury. Amassing just 123 at-bats, Victorino batted .268 but delivered just two home runs and two stolen bases.|
Playing time status: When healthy, Victorino has been a regular in his two seasons with the Red Sox, but he has managed to play just 152 games during his time in Boston. Though he should be ready for the start of spring training, Victorino will likely have to compete for a starting role.
2015 outlook: Even though he was limited to 122 games, Victorino was a top 30 outfielder in 2013, and even last season, there were signs that his skill set was largely intact. Nonetheless, a mountain of injuries, fierce competition for playing time, and the onset of his mid-30s could all spell trouble for Victorino. He's a late-round flier at best, and that's only if it appears he is line for regular playing time.
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