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18 Shane Victorino RF
Height/Weight: 5-9/190 | Birthdate: 11/30/1980 | Birthplace: Wailuku, HI | Bats/Throws: S/R | Team: Boston | College: No College | MLB Experience: 11 | Salary: $13,000,000 | Owned/Started%: 28/3 | Average Draft Position: 302.40
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Red Sox's Farrell: Shane Victorino will likely resume switch-hitting


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(2/26/2015) 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
(2/24/2015) 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
(2/20/2015) 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
(2/19/2015) 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
(2/18/2015) 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. 


BoSox's Farrell: We're a better team with Shane Victorino on the field


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1/22/2015) With the Red Sox looking at a crowded-outfield situation, general manager Ben Cherington said veteran outfielder Shane Victorino is determined to bounce back from August back surgery, per WEEI.com.

“I think a motivated Shane Victorino out to prove something is a very good thing, for him and the Red Sox,” Cherington said Thursday. “So, I’m just excited to see him. I think we’ll see him later this week. We know what kind of player he is if he’s healthy and on the field.

"He’s certainly done all he needs to do this offseason. When it comes to getting baseball reps, that’s another level, another element he has to incorporate and getting into the everyday routine of spring training. But he seems anxious, so that’s good.”

Manager John Farrell said Victorino's health will determine how he plans to use the 34-year-old outfielder in 2015.

“That’s going to be dependent on what his capabilities are from a physical standpoint,” Farrell said. “We’re a better team if he’s on the field every day as was the case in 2013. That’s not to take anything away from anyone else on our roster. He’s doing everything he can right now to be a player of that capacity.”


Shane Victorino: 'I should be the starting right fielder' for Red Sox


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(11/28/2014) Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino believes he should be the team's starting right fielder in 2015 amidst a crowded group of contenders, WEEI.com reports.

"If you think there’s somebody better in right, be my guest," Victorino said. "Obviously health will dictate that. But if I’m healthy if there’s a better outfielder in right field then show me and go out there and do it. I’m not saying that in a cocky or arrogant way. It’s just how confident I am to know I should be the starting right fielder. There are things to come into play and situations to be discussed.

"I plan on being healthy and out there and ready to go. Like I said, it’s my job. I don’t think there’s anybody can tell me differently. If they feel there is from an organization’s standpoint it is what it is. As I’ve said, whatever uniform it may be I’m going to go out there and give 100 percent and be the best I can be. Obviously I want it to be a Red Sox uniform and be a right fielder, but I can’t control decisions that are made from up top."

Victorino will swing a bat Monday for the first time since undergoing back surgery. "Everything feels great," he said. "There hasn't been any setbacks."


Red Sox activated Shane Victorino from 60-day DL


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(10/31/2014) The Red Sox have activated outfielder Shane Victorino from the 60-day disabled list.

Players can't remain on the 60-day DL during the offseason in order to shore up 40-man rosters. Victorino had back surgery in August. He can return to the 60-day disabled list near the start of next season if he still needs to recover. 


Shane Victorino moved to 60-day DL


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/8/2014) Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino was transferred to the 60-day disabled list Friday, to clear room on the team's 40-man roster. He remains out for the season following back surgery.  

Shane Victorino undergo successful back surgery


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/5/2014) Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino underwent successful lumbar disectomy surgery on his injured back Tuesday, the team announced.

Victorino will miss the remainder of the season while recovering, but he's expected to be ready for spring training next season. He ends 2014 with a .268/.303/.382 line, two home runs, 12 RBI and two stolen bases in 123 at-bats.


Shane Victorino chooses to have back surgery


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/5/2014) The Red Sox announced outfielder Shane Victorino will undergo season-ending back surgery Tuesday. Dr. Robert Watkins will perform the procedure in Los Angeles.

"He felt this was time to take care of it and focus on rehab and be ready for spring training," manager John Farrell told MLB Network Radio Tuesday.


Shane Victorino bracing for possible surgery


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/2/2014) Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino is set to receive a second opinion on his back injury, but it appears he is more concerned about it than he has previously let it.

"We kind of know what's going to happen," Victorino told the Boston Herald Saturday, when asked about the potential for surgery.

Victorino will receive a second opinion on his back in Los Angeles next week, in order to determine if he will be able to avoid surgery. If surgery will be required, he told reporters he would prefer to have it sooner rather than later, though no timeline for a decision is currently known. 


Shane Victorino lands on disabled list


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/1/2014) What was expected is now official - the Red Sox have placed right fielder Shane Victorino on the disabled list with a back issue.

Victorino has been sidelined for extended periods three times this season. He has been limited to 123 at-bats and has compiled an uncharacteristically mediocre stat line of .268/.303/.382 with just two home runs.


Shane Victorino to 'miss little time' due to back issue


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/31/2014) Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino is expected to "miss little time" due to a back injury, general manager Ben Cherington told reporters, per NESN on Thursday. A stint on the disabled list remains likely for the veteran outfielder.

Victorino was removed from Wednesday's game because of the injury. The GM said that his time off will be used to get Yoenis Cespedes acclimated to right field, Allen Craig to left field. Victorino owns a .268/.303/.382 slash line with two home runs and 12 RBI in 123 at-bats.

Shane Victorino removed for precautionary reasons Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/30/2014) Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino was removed from Wednesday's game for precautionary reasons, the Providence Journal reports.

Manager John Farrell saw "a change in his gait" in the outfield, leading to Victorino coming out midway through the game. He was 0 for 2 before exiting and has now hit .268/.303/.382 with two home runs and 12 RBI in 123 at-bats.


Shane Victorino hits his second home run


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/26/2014) Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino hit his second home run Friday.

Victorino struck in his first at-bat. On the third pitch he saw from David Price, Victorino hit an 88 mph cutter out to left for a solo shot. Victorino would later single. He finished 2 for 4, with one run scored and two RBI. 


Shane Victorino in Saturday's lineup


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(7/19/2014) Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino is back in the starting lineup Saturday against the Royals, after he was activated from the disabled list.

Victorino had a fitful rehabilitation process from a hamstring injury, but is back in the starting lineup for the first time since May 23. He was hitting just .242/.276/.352 in 91 at-bats prior to the injury. 


Shane Victorino looking at Saturday activation


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/18/2014) Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino is looking at a Saturday activation, according to ESPN.

Victorino was able to play through a whole rehab game Thursday, and was hoping to be activated Friday. Manager John Farrell told reporters Victorino would likely be activated Saturday as long as he doesn't experience a setback. 

Over 91 at-bats, Victorino is hitting .242. 


Shane Victorino plays full rehab game Thursday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/17/2014) Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino played a full rehab game Thursday, according to ESPNBoston.com.

Victorino was only expected to receive three at-bats during the appearance, but managed to play the entire game. He expressed a desire to return to the major-league lineup Friday. "Hopefully, I can do some smooching and talk my way into [the lineup] tomorrow," Victorino said. Victorino finished 2 for 4. He's attempting to come back from hamstring and back issues. 


Shane Victorino playing right field in Thursday's rehab game


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/17/2014) Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino is hitting second and playing right field during his rehab game Thursday.

Victorino was moved to Triple-A Pawtucket, and is expected to return to the major-league roster soon. He's attempting to come back from hamstring and back injuries. Victorino is hitting .242 over 91 at-bats.


Shane Victorino moves rehab assignment to Triple-A


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/17/2014) Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino (hamstring, back) transferred his rehab assignment to Triple-A Pawtucket Thursday. Victorino could be ready to rejoin the major-league roster as soon as Friday against the Royals.

Shane Victorino possibly could return Friday


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(7/13/2014) Red Sox manager John Farrell said it's possible outfielder Shane Victorino will be ready to play Friday night in the Red Sox' first game after the All-Star break, reports the Boston Herald. Victorino has played in just 21 games due to hamstring and back injuries.

"I've said a lot of things and it's changed," Farrell said, referring to setbacks in Victorino's recovery. "We're going to go on how he responds to today in addition to recent games played, what the exam is to the medical staff, and the recommendation to get him on the field at that time."

Victorino was scratched from the lineup Saturday for Double-A Portland but was scheduled to play for Class A Lowell in Sunday's "Futures at Fenway" game.

Shane Victorino to rehab in Boston Sunday


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(7/12/2014) Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino was scratched from his expected appearance at Double-A Portland Saturday, but he did not suffer a setback this time.

Instead of playing at Portland, Victorino will instead return to Boston to play in Class A Lowell's Futures game at Fenway Park Sunday. He will likely be evaluated by team doctors following Sunday's game, to determine the extend of his hamstring and back injuries. 


Shane Victorino to be re-evaluated at the end of weekend


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/11/2014) Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino is expected to be re-evaluated at the end of the weekend, MLB.com reports. Victorino began a minor-league rehab assignment Thursday with Class A Lowell. He went 0 for 2 with two strikeouts.

"Sunday we'll determine [the next step] based on how he responds physically to the work," manager John Farrell said.

Shane Victorino whiffs twice in rehab debut


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/11/2014) Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino began a minor-league rehab assignment Thursday with Class A Lowell.

Victorino finished 0 for 2 with two strikeouts in his first game action since a back injury. He will play another game at Class Lowell before playing two more games for Triple-A Pawtucket.