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18 Shane Victorino RF
Height/Weight: 5-9/190 | Birthdate: 11/30/1980 | Birthplace: Wailuku, HI | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Los Angeles | College: No College | MLB Experience: 12 | Salary: $13,000,000 | Owned/Started%: 11/3 | Average Draft Position: 238.28
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New Angels' acquisitions give Kole Calhoun a day off


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(8/1/2015) Angels right fielder Kole Calhoun isn't in the starting lineup for Saturday's game. It's just the fifth time this year that Calhoun hasn't started.

Newly acquired Shane Victorino and David DeJesus start in right and left field respectively. 

DeJesus becomes the 10th Angel to start in left this season. 


Red Sox deal OF Shane Victorino to Angels for SS Josh Rutledge


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/27/2015) The Angels have announced that they have received veteran outfielder Shane Victorino and cash considerations in a trade with the Red Sox for utility infielder Josh Rutledge.

The 34-year-old Victorino has suffered through an injury-plagued season and has been unproductive over the last two years. He owns a .245/.324/.298 slash line in 2015.

Rutledge has yet to play for the Angels this year after earning part-time duty in Colorado the previous three seasons.


Red Sox OF Shane Victorino wants to remain in Boston


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(7/23/2015) Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino does not want to be dealt away as rumors continue to stirr with his name as the trade deadline approaches, per WEEI.com.

What can we do in this however many days before the deadline? I don’t want to go anywhere,” he said. “I don’t think any of the guys in here want to go anywhere. Let’s go make it hard on [the front office].

The 34-year-old Victorino, who is hitting .247 with one home run and four RBI in 89 at-bats this season, also said he'd like to see himself in a Red Sox uniform through the end of his contract.

“I don’t want to see that,” Victorino said. “I don’t want to be part of that kind of team. When I leave that’s the part I sit there and think I didn’t get to see it to the end. I want to be here at the end of my contract.

“Make it miserable for them where they’re thinking, ‘Damn, our hands our tied. What are we going to do?’

“I still plan on to this day of being here at the end. That’s what I’m focused on. I think we can do it. I know we can do it. This is it for me.”


Red Sox returning RF Shane Victorino gives encouraging effort


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/5/2015) Red Sox veteran right fielder Shane Victorino didn't look like a guy Saturday that had not played for nearly seven weeks.

Victorino slammed two hits and scored twice batting eighth in a defeat of Houston after recovering from lower-body strains.

"He steps right back in with a couple of base hits," John Farrell exclaimed to the Boston Herald. "We all know the start and stop of his season. To have another guy in the bottom of the order right now with his base-stealing ability, the base-running ability, two base hits against a right-hander today, very encouraging."


Fresh off the DL, Red Sox RF Shane Victorino to start Saturday


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(7/4/2015) Red Sox right fielder Shane Victorino will be in the starting lineup on Saturday against the Astros.

Victorino was activated from the 15-day disabled list before Friday's game against Houston but did not play. He was sidelined with a hamstring injury and has not played since May 23.

In just 55 at-bats this season, Victorino is hitting .255 with one home run and three RBI.


Red Sox activate Shane Victorino from DL


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(7/3/2015) Red Sox right fielder Shane Victorino was activated from the 15-day disabled list before Friday's game. 

Victorino has been sidelined since late May with a hamstring injury. He hit .231 on a minor league rehab assignment. 

Victorino is expected to platoon with Alejandro De Aza in right. 

“[Victorino] as we all know, brings a tremendous amount of energy,” manager John Farrell said per WEEI. “He talks the game, he’s always seeing game situations as they unfold on the field and talking it in the dugout. I know Vic feels more comfortable in speaking his mind when he’s active and on the field and contribution. His in-game decisions are outstanding. And defense in this ballpark in right field, he plays it as good as anyone has played it. And we’re looking forward to having that back.”


Red Sox OF Shane Victorino (calf) could be activated on Friday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/30/2015) Red Sox manager John Farrell indicated that outfielder Shane Victorino could return from the disabled list as early as Friday against the Astros. Victorino has been on the DL since late May due to a calf injury.

Farrell said Victorino and Alejandro De Aza could become platoon partners in right field once Victorino does return, according to WEEI.com. 

"Hopefully Vic goes through these next two games and comes out of them in good fashion,” Sox manager John Farrell said, per the Boston Herald. “There's a chance we could see a little bit more of a platoon system working together with Vic and Alejandro, and then as the matchups provide, the way Alejandro has contributed on both sides of the ball, we're not going to lose sight of what he's done being available to us."

The lefty-swining De Aza as struggled to the tune of a .111 batting average (3 for 27) against southpaws this season. Meanwhile, the right-hand-hitting Victorino is 5 for 32 against right-handers this season. 


Red Sox OF Shane Victorino doubles and scores in rehab game


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/25/2015) Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino had two hits in three at-bats during his second rehab game with Triple-A Pawtucket on Thursday. Victorino doubled and scored in the loss to Rochester.

Victorino has been on the disabled list since Memorial Day, and will likely not be back with the team until closer to July 4th, as he recovers from a calf injury.


Red Sox OF Shane Victonio goes hitless in rehab game


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(6/25/2015) Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino went 0 for 2 in his first rehab assignment game on Wednesday night with Triple-A Pawtucket. 

Victorino played five innings and spent his time on defense in right field. This marked the first time he was able to take swings and play defense in a game. According to MLB.com, the earliest Victorino could rejoin the Red Sox would be on July 3. 

Victorino has been on the disabled list since late May with a calf injury. 


Red Sox OF Shane Victorino (calf) could start rehab Wednesday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/23/2015) Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino, out on the disabled list with a calf injury, could begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Pawtucket as soon as Wednesday, according to the Providence Journal

Victorino has been shelved since late May with the injury. It is not known how many rehab games he will need before being able to be activated.


Shane Victorino to do baserunning drills for Red Sox


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/20/2015) Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino will do baserunning drills on Saturday and Sunday. 

Victorino has been on the disabled list with a left calf injury since May 24. He will test the calf on the bases on back-to-back days to see if he's ready to return to game action. 

"Provided he comes through all that, we’re getting that much closer to getting him out on a rehab assignment,” manager John Farrell said, per NESN.



Red Sox OF Shane Victorino could be close to rehab assignment


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/16/2015) Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino (calf) could begin a rehab assignment in the coming days, manager John Farrell noted on Tuesday. Nothing has been scheduled, and the timetable is dependent on how Victorino feels after the next two days of tests, per WEEI.com.

Red Sox's Shane Victorino still not ready for rehab assignment


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/11/2015) The Red Sox still don't have a timetable for outfielder Shane Victorino beginning a rehab assignment. Victorino hasn't played since hurting his calf May 23.

"There’s been no advancement in his running progression, so to give you any sense of if we’re getting closer to a rehab assignment, we’re not there yet," manager John Farrell said, per WEEI.com. "We’ll get a better read as we get through the weekend.

"I wouldn’t say he’s hit a wall. It’s been an involved program and stages of programs, and the intensity continues to ramp up. There’s a lot of change-of-direction work being accomplished. How he comes out of the more strenuous days, the medical staff isn’t ready to say, let’s go to the next step, which would be a game."


Red Sox will work Shane Victorino back slowly on rehab stint


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/5/2015) Red Sox right fielder Shane Victorino should begin his second minor-league rehab assignment of the year within the next week. Unlike his first one, this injury rehab stint will last awhile. 

Victorino played in just two minor league games before returning to the Sox. He quickly reinjured his hamstring and landed back on the disabled list. 

"He's got to prove to us there's the ability to go nine innings a couple, three days consecutively," manager John Farrell said, per MLB.com.

Victorino is taking batting practice and running the bases. Once he starts facing live competition, the sox plan to take it slowly "with a controlled number of innings and at-bats initially," Farrell said.


Red Sox OF Shane Victorino nearing rehab assignment


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(6/2/2015) Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino is close to having a timetable set up for his major-league return, according to WEEI

It's possible that Victorino gets a schedule for a rehab assignment by the end of this week. He's been on the 15-day disabled list since May 24 due to a left calf injury. 

“The volume and intensity of the work and the running continues to ramp up,” Red Sox manager John Farrell said. “That was the case throughout the road trip. We will know better by the end of this week kind of a projected timeline of a rehab assignment. We’re not at the point to target a start date for that.”


Red Sox place Shane Victorino on disabled list


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/24/2015) The Red Sox placed right fielder Shane Victorino back on the disabled list with a calf injury. Victorino left Saturday's game in the third inning after stumbling while fielding a fly ball, due to the injury.

"I’m not saying he fought this, but, at the same time, he’s frustrated," manager John Farrell said, per the Providence Journal. "He’s disappointed. But it's kind of hard to plan inning to inning rather than game to game."

Infielder Jeff Bianchi was called up from Triple-A Pawtucket, where he was hitting .302, to replace him on the roster. 


Shane Victorino (calf) exits Saturday's game against Angels


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/23/2015) Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino exited Saturday's game against the Angels with tightness in his left calf. Victorino went back awkwardly on a fly ball in the top of the third inning, and was lifted for a pinch-hitter in the bottom half. 

Victorino was making his first start since May 17. The team has not provided an update on his status, though he should be considered day-to-day for now.


Red Sox RF Victorino back from calf injury, to start against Angels


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(5/23/2015) Red Sox right fielder Shane Victorino could be expendable now that his team promoted Rusney Castillo from Triple-A, but he will play a role on Saturday against the Angels.

Victirino, who was day-to-day with soreness in his calf, will get the start against the Angels.

Since returning from the disabled list on May 11, Victorino has eight hits in just 19 at-bats.


Red Sox manager: Castillo, Betts, Victorino to rotate in CF and RF


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/22/2015) Red Sox manager John Farrell says Rusney Castillo will be used in a rotation between right field and center field. Castillo, who was promoted from Triple-A on Friday, will share playing time with both Shane Victorino and Mookie Betts, according to the Boston Globe

Victorino, who is not in Friday's lineup against the Angels, is considered day-to-day with soreness in his left calf. He was a late scratch from Thursday's lineup and has not gotten much playing time since returning from the disabled list on May 11. Though, he has hit well in the seven games since his return, with eight hits in just 19 at-bats, including a double and a home run.

Betts, meanwhile, has been struggling mightely at the plate in his sophomore season. He's batting .205 (8 for 39) with just one extra-base hit over his last 10 games. 


Red Sox RF Shane Victorino scratched from Thursday's lineup


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/21/2015) Red Sox right fielder Shane Victorino was scratched from Thursday's lineup against the Rangers. Victorino was initially penciled in to play right field and bat sixth, but he has been replaced by Daniel Nava, who is batting eighth.

Manager John Farrell said Victorino was scratched with "general soreness localized to left calf". He is hopeful Victorino will be able to return in a day or two, according to the Boston Herald.

“You know you’re going to have to run him out there a few days, back off even on days where he feels like he’s capable, almost to protect him from himself," Farrell said. "This is a little bit of an unforeseen one, but ideally you walk in the clubhouse every day knowing that there’s 25 guys at your disposal and that’s not always the case.”


Farrell: Victorino could beat out Nava for more at-bats vs. righties


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/21/2015) With Daniel Nava struggling at the plate as of late, Red Sox manager John Farrell told reporters that outfielder Shane Victorino seeing more time at the plate against right-handed pitchers is "not out of the realm of possibility," per the Providence Journal.

Over his last 13 games, Nava has hit .100 (3 for 30) with a double, two RBI and six walks, lowering his batting average from .240 to .164 on the season. Victorino has hit .533 (8 for 15) with a double, a home run and three walks over his last six appearances (four starts). Victorino is hitting just .156 against righties this season.


OF's Mookie Betts, Shane Victorino out of Red Sox lineup for Saturday


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(5/16/2015) Red Sox outfielders Mookie Betts and Shane Victorino are out of the lineup for Saturday’s game in Seattle, getting replaced by Jackie Bradley Jr. in center field and Brock Holt in right.

Holt will bat leadoff while Bradley will hit ninth.

Betts has led off 33 of the Red Sox’s 36 games coming into Saturday.

Shortstop Xander Bogaerts will move up and hit sixth on Saturday, the highest he’s hit in the order all season.


Red Sox's Shane Victorino slugs first homer Thursday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/15/2015) Red Sox right fielder Shane Victorino went 2 for 3 with a walk and a solo home run in his team's 2-1 win over the Mariners on Thursday.

Victorino smacked his first home run of the season in the fourth inning to hand his team a 1-0 lead, and he also proved his worth in the field, doubling Chris Taylor off first base to end the seventh inning. Victorino has hit .178/.315/.289 with one home run, three RBI and two stolen bases in 45 at-bats.


Several regulars return to Red Sox lineup Thursday vs. Mariners


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/14/2015) Red Sox manager John Farrell is returning several regulars back to the starting lineup on Thursday against the Mariners. First baseman Mike Napoli, shortstop Xander Bogaerts, catcher Blake Swihart and right fielder Shane Victorino were rested on Wednesday, but all are back in for Thursday night's contest.


Red Sox's Farrell on Victorino: 'He's probably 90 percent or so'


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/12/2015) Red Sox right fielder Shane Victorino (hamstring) returned from the disabled list Monday and went 0 for 4 at the plate, but he's expected to be back in the lineup Tuesday against lefty Drew Pomeranz despite not being 100 percent, MLB.com reports.

"He's probably 90 percent or so," Farrell said. "And that final 10 percent is more about durability and endurance from game to game. We know there's still a ramping up phase we're in, but he's had success against these two left-handers and we're looking forward to him being on the field."

A former switch-hitter, Victorino is now hitting right-handed exclusively and will see most of the starts in right field against left-handers moving forward.

"We had that conversation before unfortunately he went on the disabled list. We've had a chance to talk a few times about what he will be, or what his role coming back and the player he is right now, particularly with him being on one side of the plate and not switch-hitting," Farrell said. "All those things are on the table and have been discussed."

Victorino has hit .128/.277/.154 in 39 at-bats.