by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (3:14 pm ET) Red Sox manager John Farrell said during a radio interview with WEEI outfielder Shane Victorino is showing improvement with his hamstring injury, but he will be held out a second straight game Wednesday against the White Sox. Victorino is batting .292 (14 for 48) with two doubles, two home runs and two RBI in his last 12 games.
"Shane is not in the lineup again tonight, but he’s gaining mobility," Farrell said. "The soreness that he felt the other night after he came out of the game continues to subside, so he’s moving in the right direction, and hopefully, he’s back in our lineup soon. My view is it’s always going to be a game or two, and hopefully, that will be the case."
DL not out of question for Shane Victorino
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (5/21/2013) Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino (back, hamstring), who remains out of the lineup Tuesday in Chicago, is just day to day for Boston, the Boston Globe reports.
That said, manager John Farrell said the team is considering a disabled list stint for Victorino, who could use that time to get completely healthy.
Shane Victorino out of Tuesday's lineup
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com (5/21/2013) Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino is not in the team's starting lineup Tuesday against the White Sox.
Victorino left Monday's game with hamstring tightness, but he doesn't believe the injury is serious. Victorino is hitting .283/.343/.362 in 127 at-bats this season. He may return to the lineup Wednesday against Chris Sale.
Shane Victorino thinks he's fine
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (5/21/2013) Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino doesn't believe his injured hamstring is too serious, WEEI.com reports Monday. Still, he's annoyed at suffering yet another injury.
"It seems like if isn’t one thing, it’s another right now," said Victorino, who had just returned from a sore back Sunday after missing two games. "They all say it’s all connected. That’s what’s frustrating for me. What is it? I just want to get back to being healthy and being out there and being a healthy player and feeling good. I don’t think this is anything serious, nor do the trainers. We’ll see how it feels tomorrow."
Shane Victorino has hamstring tightness
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (5/20/2013) The Red Sox updated Shane Victorino's injury Monday night against the White Sox. Victorino left the game in the sixth inning with left hamstring tightness, the Boston Herald reports.
Immediate speculation was that Victorino re-injured his back, though that proved not to be the case. He is considered day to day for Boston.
Shane Victorino leaves game
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (5/20/2013) Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino left Monday's game against the White Sox following an infield single in the sixth inning, the Boston Herald reports.
Victorino may have aggravated his back injury. He went out to his position in the inning following his single before he was removed.
Victorino was 1 for 3 before leaving and is batting .283. He will be considered day to day.
Shane Victorino reaches base twice vs. Twins
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (5/19/2013) Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino reached base twice during Sunday's series finale against the Twins at Target Field.
Victorino singled in the first, stole a base and drew a walk. He finished 1 for 4 with a walk and a run scored in a 5-1 win. He is hitting .282/.343/.363 with two homers and 10 RBI.
Shane Victorino leading off in return
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (5/19/2013) Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino returned to action Sunday in Minnesota for the first time since May 16 at Tampa Bay. Victorino had sat the previous two games with back soreness stemming from crashing into an outfield wall.
With Jacoby Ellsbury getting his first day off Sunday, Victorino was atop the order for the first time this year. He'd previously hit in the No. 2 or 7 spot in the lineup.
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (5/18/2013) Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino remained out of the lineup Saturday against the Twins.
Victorino, who continues to be bothered by a bad back, crashed into the wall Thursday in Tampa Bay. He is day to day.
Shane Victorino still bothered by back injury
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (5/17/2013) Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino was not in the starting lineup Friday night against the Twins as he continues to be bothered by a back injury.
Victorino crashed into the right-field wall at Tropicana Field on Thursday, which may have re-aggravated the injury, according to NESN.com. Manager John Farrell hopes that Victorino will be available Saturday after taking a breather on Friday.
Victorino is hitting .283 with two home runs and 10 RBI in 120 at-bats.
Shane Victorino hitless against Rays
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (5/14/2013) Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino put his rib and back concerns behind him as he played through a 5-3 loss in Tampa Bay on Tuesday.
Starting in right field and batting second, Victorino went 0 for 4 with a strikeout, dropping his average to .297. Victorino snapped a five-game hit streak with Matt Moore on the mound for the Rays.
Shane Victorino settles back into two-spot
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (5/14/2013) As expected, Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino was in the starting lineup as the No. 2 hitter for Tuesday's game at Tampa Bay after dismissing concern surrounding his ribs and back. Victorino was cleared to play Monday after crashing into the right-field wall at Fenway Park while pursuing a home run by Toronto's Emilio Bonifacio the day before.
Shane Victorino unlikely to miss any time
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (5/14/2013) Red Sox manager John Farrell told MLB Network Radio that outfielder Shane Victorinois expected to start in right field for Tuesday's series opener at Tampa Bay. Victorino was taken to a local hospital after slamming into the right-field wall during Sunday's game against Toronto.
Report: Shane Victorino cleared to play
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (5/13/2013) According to a major-league source, Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino has been cleared to play Tuesday against the Rays after undergoing further exams following his collision with the outfield wall Sunday, according to WEEI.com. All of the X-rays taken on Victorino's ribs and back came back negative.
Victorino was taken to the hospital Sunday after running into the right-field wall at Fenway Park trying to track down Emilio Bonifacio's home run in the fourth inning. Victorino stayed in the game until being removed after the sixth inning.
The veteran outfielder is batting .393 (11 for 28) with two home runs and two RBI in his last seven games.
Red Sox optimistic Shane Victorino will play Tuesday
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (5/12/2013) Red Sox manager John Farrell appeared optimistic about Shane Victorino's condition following Sunday's game against the Blue Jays.
Victorino was taken to Massachusetts General Hospital for further evaluations after colliding with the right-field wall in the fourth inning Sunday. The Red Sox weren't able to provide an update on his condition Sunday night. The team will have an off day Monday before starting a three-game series Tuesday at Tampa Bay.
"Everything points to him being ready for Tuesday," Farrell said.
Victorino missed eight games after suffering a back injury April 24. He hit .343 in his last 10 games back from injury before Sunday's collision.
Shane Victorino hurt after colliding with wall
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (5/12/2013) Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino was taken to the hospital Sunday to get his ribs and back checked, according to WEEI.com. Victorino was injured after colliding with the right-field wall in the fourth inning Sunday against the Blue Jays trying to track down Emilio Bonifacio's two-run homer.
After being attended to by team personnel, Victorino remained in the game but left after the sixth inning. Victorino was 1 for 3 before Daniel Nava replaced him in right field. Victorino is batting .393 (11 for 28) with a double, two home runs, two RBI, two walks and six runs in his last seven games.
Shane Victorino back in lineup after day off
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (5/6/2013) Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino returned to the starting lineup Monday against the Twins after receiving a day off Sunday. Victorino played Friday and Saturday against the Rangers after missing the previous seven games with a back injury.
Victorino is 1 for 7 (.143) with one walk and one strikeout since returning to the lineup.
Shane Victorino out of lineup
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (5/5/2013) The Red Sox got several regulars some time off on Sunday in Texas against Yu Darvish and the Rangers. Third baseman Will Middlebrooks, catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia and outfielder Shane Victorino all got the start off, WEEI.com reports.
Victorino, batting .278 on the season over 79 at-bats, has gone 1 for 7 with a walk and a strikeout in two games since returning to action following a layoff due to a strained back.
Shane Victorino back in action
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (5/4/2013) Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino returned to the starting lineup Friday night against the Rangers.
Victorino singled in the fourth for his only hit of the night. He finished 1 for 4 in a 7-0 defeat.
Victorino is hitting .280 (7 for 25) with five runs scored and an RBI in his last seven games. He is hitting .289 with eight RBI in 76 at-bats.
Shane Victorino returns to Red Sox lineup
by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com (5/3/2013) Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino will make his return from a strained back Friday against Texas, the Boston Globe reports.
Victorino has missed the last week with the injury. He is hitting .292 with a .358 on-base percentage, but he has just two doubles, no homers and is slugging .319.
Shane Victorino set to return Friday
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (5/2/2013) Red Sox manager John Farrell told the Boston Herald that outfielder Shane Victorino (back) tried to talk his way into Thursday's starting lineup against the Blue Jays.
Victorino, who is available to pinch-hit Thursday, should be on track to return to the starting lineup Friday against the Rangers, according to the skipper. He is hitting .292 with eight RBI. He has yet to face Friday's starter Derek Holland.
Shane Victorino held out a seventh straight game
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (5/2/2013) As expected, Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino was held out of the starting lineup for a seventh straight game Thursday at Toronto with a back injury. Victorino said Wednesday he was aiming to return to the lineup this weekend against the Rangers.
Shane Victorino to ramp up workload Thursday
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (5/1/2013) The Red Sox hope Shane Victorino can stay off the disabled list despite the outfielder being out since April 24 due to inflammation in his back, and Thursday should be a big day in his recovery.
Victorino took some swings and played soft toss prior to Wednesday's game, and he plans to test his back with more rigorous workout Thursday to see if he can return to the field Friday.
"Obviously it's getting to the point where a decision is going to have to be made," he told WEEI.com Wednesday. "It's out of my hands but it's getting to a point it’s been six, seven days, it's getting to that point where am I going to be ready in a couple of days or is it going to take a little longer?
"Like I said, I've progressed every day, tomorrow we’re going to add to the workload, going to take some BP and adding that kind of stuff. My goal is if everything goes accordingly I'd like to play the first game in Texas. Again, that's how my body reacts, how my body feels but everyday it's progressed in a positive direction, no setbacks when I get up in the morning or anything like that so I'm happy and satisfied with that."
The team hopes to avoid any setbacks with his injury after he gets on the field, as it has the ability to backdate a DL trip to his last appearance if he suffers a setback. There should be a better idea about his status moving forward Thursday.
Shane Victorino hopes to return this weekend
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (5/1/2013) Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino (back) said Wednesday he's aiming to get back in the lineup this weekend against the Rangers, according to The Boston Globe. He said his back his improving every day and while he's frustrated not playing, he doesn't want to rush back and suffer a setback.
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (5/1/2013) Red Sox manager John Farrell said veteran outfielder Shane Victorino, who missed a sixth straight start Wednesday because of back spasms, is showing steady improvement, per WEEI.com. Victorino has been working out, while also throwing and hitting indoors.
"Right now, he’s making consistent progress," Farrell said. "We’re hopeful he takes full batting practice on the field (Wednesday). He swung the bat in the cage yesterday. He threw out to 120 feet. He’s been on the elliptical, he’s been doing some running in the weight room, so he’s making satisfactory progress. He reported (Wednesday) feeling even further improved, so with each day, we’re getting to the point where we’re putting more intense baseball activities into the mix and he’s responding favorably."
The Red Sox remain hopeful Victorino won't need a stint on the disabled list.
"Solid progress is being made right now," Farrell said. "Coming into this series, we felt like if he wasn’t improved by tomorrow, Thursday, we felt like we might need to make a roster adjustment. But I think we’ve got today and tomorrow to really hone in on that decision."
Shane Victorino misses sixth straight start
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (5/1/2013) As the Red Sox consider putting outfielder Shane Victorino (back) on the disabled list, the veteran missed a sixth straight start Wednesday at Toronto. Daniel Nava has started in right field every game Victorino has been absent.
DL a possibility for Shane Victorino
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (4/30/2013) The Red Sox are considering a disabled list stint for Shane Victorino, ESPN reports. Victorino sat a fifth-straight game Tuesday against the Blue Jays and was unavailable off the bench as well.
Manager John Farrell, who said Victorino was showing improvement from his injured back, also said he's unlikely to be ready to play Wednesday. If he can't return by Thursday, Boston may be forced to shelve him.
"We stated before it would be great to get him to the point where he is ready to go, then give him one more day to ensure that," Farrell said. "While he’s making progress, we’ve got to be cautious. It flared up twice in an eight-day period."
Shane Victorino still missing for Red Sox
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (4/30/2013) Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino (back) remained out of the lineup for Tuesday's game at Toronto as the team ponders whether to place him on the disabled list. Victorino has already missed the past four games with a lower back issue, but said Monday he has felt improvement and is hoping to return at some point during the series against the Blue Jays.
No DL talk yet for Shane Victorino
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (4/29/2013) The Red Sox remain hopeful outfielder Shane Victorino (back) will avoid the disabled list. Manager John Farrell said Victorino is "gradually improving," per the Boston Herald.
The team feels Victorino, who has missed the last four games, will be ready to play "at some point" during the series against Toronto, which starts Tuesday.
"In talking with (general manager) Ben (Cherington), when you start to get into more than half of what the 15-day DL period would be, then you've got to look at making a decision on a roster," Farrell said. "We're still a few days away from that."
Red Sox hopeful regarding Shane Victorino
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (4/28/2013) Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino, who missed a fourth straight game with a back issue Sunday against the Astros, should return Tuesday against Toronto, ESPN reports.
He underwent an MRI which revealed only inflammation and manager John Farrell is hopeful for Tuesday after Monday's off day.
"We’re hopeful that the upcoming series he will be available to us. He’s still day to day at this point," Farrell said. "We feel like, and just in talking with [general manager Ben Cherington], when you start to get into more than half of what the DL period would be then you've got to really look at making a decision on a roster, and that point being able to retroactive the injury date, so we’re still a few days away from that."
Shane Victorino not in Sunday lineup
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (4/28/2013) The Red Sox have been saying that outfielder Shane Victorino could be held out until Tuesday against the Blue Jays due to his lower back strain. It appears that may be the case as Victorino was not in the starting lineup for Sunday's series finale against Houston.
Boston has an off day Monday and it is likely Victorino will return the following night in Toronto. However, manager John Farrell wouldn't commit to that Sunday, MassLive.com reports. Victorino underwent an MRI that showed only inflammation. As of Saturday, Victorino had shown a "slight" improvement after taking anti-inflammatory medication.
Shane Victorino showing 'slight' improvement
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (4/27/2013) Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino could be held out until Tuesday's series opener against the Blue Jays as he continues to deal with a lower back strain, The Boston Globe reports.
“If there’s no real significant improvement, we’ll probably take advantage of [Sunday] and the off day to try and get ahead of this,” Farrell said.
Shane Victorino still not starting
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (4/27/2013) Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino continued to miss time Saturday, as he wasn't in the lineup against Houston.
Victorino is dealing with a back injury and manager John Farrell has discussed sitting him until Tuesday to ensure his health going forward. Farrell does not believe Victorino will need a stint on the disabled list.
Shane Victorino could sit out until Tuesday
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (4/26/2013) Red Sox manager John Farrell has discussed the possibility of giving outfielder Shane Victorino (back) five consecutive days off to get healthy and not play him until Tuesday at Toronto.
"It's a real possibility," Farrell said, according to the Boston Globe. "But how he feels is going to be the single most important thing in this."
Farrell does not believe Victorino will need a stint on the disabled list. The Red Sox are off Monday, which would give the 32-year-old an extra day of rest. Victorino is hitting .292 in 72 at-bats.
Victorino missed Thursday's game with the injury as well. He has just two extra-base hits on the season and is slugging a meager .319.
Shane Victorino not expected to play Friday
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (4/25/2013) Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino, who was held out of Thursday's game with a back injury, is not expected to play Friday against the Astros, according to WEEI.com. Victorino is hitting .214 (6 for 28) in his last eight games.
"We won't even consider putting him in the lineup until he's symptom-free, and even then, it might be best -served to give him one additional day after that. We're going to go on when he's free and clear of the symptoms," manager John Farrell said. "He's day to day. He's still got some low back stiffness, and obviously held out because he's unable to go today, but how long this takes, we're hopefully it's only a couple of days, but given the fact that he's had this within a week, we've got to be a little more cautious this time around."
Shane Victorino not healthy enough to start
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (4/25/2013) Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino was not in the starting lineup Thursday vs. Houston after leaving Wednesday's game against the Athletics with a back injury. Daniel Nava replaced Victorino in right field.
Manager John Farrell told reporters Victorino is day to day with back tightness. He said he won't put him back into the lineup until he's symptom-free.
After batting .341 in his first 11 games, Victorino is hitting .214 (6 for 28) in his last eight games, dropping his season average to .292.
Shane Victorino appears to tweak back
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (4/24/2013) Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino had to leave Wednesday's game against Oakland due to an apparent back injury, though no official word has been released for the exact reason he left the game, WEEI.com reports.
Victorino grounded out to shortstop in the bottom of the sixth inning and could barely get down the line to run it out. After being thrown out, Victorino immediately headed down into the tunnel with the team trainer and Mike Carp took over in left field.
This is the second time in five days that Victorino has left a game with a back issue. He also left Saturday's game with a similar ailment.
Victorino was 1 for 4 with a double and an RBI before leaving. He's batting .292 with 12 runs scored, three stolen bases and eight RBI over 72 at-bats. He is considered day to day.
Shane Victorino scores run in return
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (4/22/2013) Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino returned from a back injury on Monday against Oakland. He batted second and went 1 for 4 with a walk.
Victorino singled and scored a run in the game and is batting .308 this season. He's gone just 2 for 11 in his last two games.
Shane Victorino 'back' in Boston lineup
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (4/22/2013) Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino was back in the starting lineup Monday against the Athletics after sitting out Sunday's doubleheader against the Royals with a back injury. Victorino heads into Monday's game batting .311 (19 for 61) in 16 games.
Shane Victorino sits out doubleheader nightcap
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (4/21/2013) Manager John Farrell said Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino's ailing back is much improved after he sat out of the first game of a doubleheader Sunday against the Royals, WEEI.com reports.
That said, Victorino will remain out of the lineup for the nightcap. He's considered day-to-day for the Red Sox.
Shane Victorino not starting in Game 1
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (4/21/2013) The Red Sox kept outfielder Shane Victorino (back) on the bench for the first game of a doubleheader with the Royals Sunday, the Boston Herald reports. Boston has not yet decided on Victorino's availability for the nightcap.
Shane Victorino leaves with back issue
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (4/20/2013) Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino left Saturday's game against the Royals with lower back tightness, the Boston Herald reports.
Victorino went 0 for 2 in the game before leaving and is considered day to day.
He is batting .311 on the year with seven RBI, though he's yet to homer and has just one extra-base hit.
Shane Victorino has all-around performance
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (4/17/2013) Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino had a fantastic ballgame Wednesday as Boston won in Cleveland. The veteran did it with defense and offense against the Indians.
Victorino, who recorded an outfield assist on defense, went 3 for 3 from the No. 2 hole in the lineup. Victorino, who added a sacrifice, singled for all three hits and scored twice. He's batting .333.
The 32-year-old had gone 0 for 7 in his previous two games and recorded his second three-hit contest this season. Victorino has only one extra-base hit -- a double -- but has scored nine times with three stolen bases and seven RBI.
Shane Victorino gives Boston walk-off win
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (4/13/2013) Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino hit a walk-off single on Saturday in the bottom of the 10th inning against the Rays.
With a five-man infield drawn in for a play at the plate, Victorino scooted one between the second baseman and shortstop that allowed Jacoby Ellsbury to score the winning run.
It was the first walk-off for Boston since Sept. 11, 2012. Victorino went 2 for 5 in the game with his third stolen base. He's batting .341 on the year.
Victorino has recorded back-to-back, two-hit games and has hit in all but two games this year with six RBI.
Shane Victorino hitting better than .300
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (4/8/2013) Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino is batting just over .300 after his first seven games with Boston. After going 1 for 4 Monday vs. Baltimore, Victorino is batting .310 (9 for 29).
Victorino was caught stealing for the second time Monday, but he has two stolen bases. He has no extra-base hits, but he has three walks, four RBI and four runs.
Shane Victorino has successful Boston debut
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (4/1/2013) It didn't take long for new Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino to make an impact. The veteran outfielder, who signed a three-year deal in the offseason, drove in three runs during an 8-2 opening day win against the Yankees.
Victorino struck out in his first at-bat, but he came back with a two-RBI single off CC Sabathia during a four-run second inning. He capped the scoring with an RBI single in the ninth inning. Victorino finished 2 for 6.
Shane Victorino's MRI comes back clean
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com (3/27/2013) An MRI on Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino’s injured wrist came back clean. The 32-year-old had missed a couple of games with wrist soreness, and the team wanted to make sure it was nothing serious. Victorino is expected to be ready for the start of the regular season.
Shane Victorino expected back Thursday
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com (3/27/2013) Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino is dealing with wrist soreness, but is expected to return to the lineup Thursday.
The injury sounds minor, and Victorino should be ready by opening day.
The 32-year-old will attempt to bounce-back from a down year. Last season, Victorino hit .255/.321/.383 in 666 plate appearances.
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (2/14/2013) Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino told reporters Thursday he's eager to show his down campaign in 2012 was a fluke. Hey, I just think this is the start, Victorino said, per WEEI.com. Ive had seven, eight years in the big leagues. But at the end of the day, people always talk about age and talk about how I had a down year and how my numbers are going backwards. I said it was just one year. People are going to point at that but at the end of the day, I always give 100 percent and have fun doing it. Im excited for this opportunity to be here with this organization. Most people would say, a fresh start. I dont ever look at it that way. I just look at it as another organization that I get to be apart of and have fun doing it.