Thu, 10 Jul 2014 11:41:30 -0700
Boston Red Sox OF Shane Victorino (hamstring) is scheduled to play two games with Single-A Lowell and then two games with Triple-A Pawtucket before the All-Star break, according to manager John Farrell.
Fantasy Tip: Victorino could be ready to rejoin the team following the All-Star break. It'll get interesting with how the Red Sox rotate their outfielders when he's back. Mookie Betts could be in for a trip back to the minors.
Tue, 08 Jul 2014 13:18:25 -0700
Boston Red Sox OF Shane Victorino (back, hamstring) is dealing with more back issues and will not start his rehab assignment Wednesday, July 9.
Fantasy Tip: Here we go again. The Flyin' Hawaiin won't be back before the All-Star break and now may not be ready to return immediately after, either. The longer Victorino is out, the more it benefits Mookie Betts.
Mon, 07 Jul 2014 13:15:52 -0700
Boston Red Sox OF Shane Victorino (back, hamstring) is expected to start his rehab assignment Wednesday, July 9.
Fantasy Tip: Victorino should be able to return to the team immediately following the All-Star break next week. Expect the BoSox to give Victorino occasional off days to keep him healthy when he's back.
Sun, 06 Jul 2014 10:38:30 -0700
Boston Red Sox OF Shane Victorino (back, hamstring) has made enough progress in recent days that he could begin a minor league rehab assignment this week.
Fri, 04 Jul 2014 18:49:18 -0700
Boston Red Sox OF Shane Victorino (back, hamstring) was able to run some sprints Friday, July 4. It is not known when Victorino will go on a rehab assignment again.
Wed, 02 Jul 2014 15:07:05 -0700
Boston Red Sox OF Shane Victorino (hamstring) shagged fly balls during batting practice Wednesday, July 2, and the team is hoping he can take batting practice Thursday, July 3, or Friday, July 4.
Fantasy Tip: It's been a long and slow process back for Victorino. The team is wisely not rushing him back, and they won't feel pressured to do so before the All-Star break. Expect Victorino back later this month.
Tue, 01 Jul 2014 18:03:32 -0700
Boston Red Sox OF Shane Victorino (back, hamstring) ran laps and did agility work Tuesday, July 1, and manager John Farrell said he hopes to send Victorino on a rehab assignment next week.
Mon, 30 Jun 2014 17:20:54 -0700
Boston Red Sox OF Shane Victorino (back, hamstring) said that offseason surgery on his thumb prevented him from doing his usual training program and could be a factor in the nagging injuries that have plagued him in 2014. "Trust me, man, I sit there and I talk about it and I think about it all day long," Victorino said. "What if I didn't have the surgery, if I didn't have that two-month period where I couldn't do things in regards to training, to keeping myself in shape or getting myself into baseball-ready shape?"
Wed, 25 Jun 2014 17:24:46 -0700
Updating a previous report, Boston Red Sox OF Shane Victorino (back, hamstring) has been shut down because of a back injury and will not be activated from the 15-day disabled list in the near future.
Wed, 25 Jun 2014 12:12:42 -0700
Boston Red Sox OF Shane Victorino (hamstring, back) is not in the lineup for Triple-A Pawtucket Wednesday, June 25. He has played five rehab games but has not yet logged nine innings in any of them. He still may be activated Friday, June 27.
Fantasy Tip: He'd probably be rusty if he doesn't play until Friday, and fantasy owners should be judicious about whether to use him immediately.