Fri, 01 Aug 2014 15:41:48 -0700
Boston Red Sox OF Shane Victorino (back) could need surgery that would keep him out for a lengthy period, according to manager John Farrell. The team is waiting to view Victorino's MRI results before making any further decisions. Victorino has already missed 71 of the team's first 108 games this year.
Fantasy Tip: Like we said before, you shouldn't wait around for a healthy Victorino in standard mixed leagues at this point. Besides, his playing time might be shaky if he does return this year, for various reasons.
Fri, 01 Aug 2014 13:42:04 -0700
Boston Red Sox OF Shane Victorino (back) was placed on the disabled list Friday, August 1, with a strained back.
Fantasy Tip: Victorino continues to struggle through an injury-plagued campaign. Victorino is worth stashing, if you have available DL slots or bench space.
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 15:52:10 -0700
Updating a previous report, Boston Red Sox OF Shane Victorino (back) is expected to miss some time with a back injury.
Fantasy Tip: It seems likely that Victorino will go back on the disabled list, possibly as early as tomorrow. With the Red Sox adding two new outfielders at the trade deadline, playing time might be hard to come by when he returns. Victorino should probably only be stashed in deep mixed and AL-only leagues.
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 15:48:02 -0700
Boston Red Sox OF Shane Victorino (undisclosed) could be headed back to the disabled list soon. He will "miss a little time," according to general manager Ben Cherington. OF Yoenis Cespedes will play right field and OF Allen Craig will be in left.
Fantasy Tip: Victorino just can't seem to stay healthy as he ages. Don't feel the need to hang onto him in standard leagues if he goes back on the DL. Jackie Bradley Jr. seems safe, for now.
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 12:37:01 -0700
Boston Red Sox 1B Mike Napoli and OF Shane Victorino are not in the lineup Tuesday, July 29.
Fantasy Tip: It's presumably a rest day for both, but we'll let you know if it turns out to be something else. Remove both from any daily lineups.
Sun, 27 Jul 2014 09:47:59 -0700
Boston Red Sox OF Daniel Nava will play left field and bat second Sunday, July 27, at the Tampa Bay Rays. 2B Dustin Pedroia moves into the No. 3 spot, while DH David Ortiz will bat cleanup in the absence of 1B Mike Napoli (undisclosed). 1B Mike Carp will play first base and bat sixth. OF Shane Victorino will hit fifth.
Sat, 26 Jul 2014 12:24:32 -0700
Boston Red Sox OF Shane Victorino is not in the starting lineup against the Tampa Bay Rays Saturday, July 26. OF Brock Holt will start in right field.
Sat, 19 Jul 2014 13:47:17 -0700
Boston Red Sox 3B Brock Holt will remain in the leadoff spot even with OF Shane Victorino returning, according to MLB.com's Tim Britton.
Fantasy Tip: The announcement is good news for Holt's owners. He should continue to be a solid source of runs as long as he remains at the top of Boston's lineup.
Sat, 19 Jul 2014 12:49:57 -0700
Boston Red Sox OF Shane Victorino (hamstring, back) has been activated from the 15-day disabled list and will bat sixth against the Kansas City Royals Saturday, July 19. In a corresponding move, OF Mookie Betts has been optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket.
Sat, 19 Jul 2014 08:32:25 -0700
The Boston Red Sox are cautiously optimistic that OF Shane Victorino (hamstring, back) will be able to come off the 15-day disabled list Saturday, July 19, according to a source. Manager John Farrell said Victorino will be examined Saturday to see if he is ready to return.
Fantasy Tip: It is not known how much playing time Victorino will initially get when he comes off the disabled list. Owners could consider adding him back into their starting lineups but could also wait a few days to see how he performs.