Fri, 08 Aug 2014 17:16:47 -0700
Boston Red Sox OF Shane Victorino (back) fully expects to be ready for the start of training camp and believes he will be the right fielder in 2015. Victorino indicated he is willing to play any position.
Tue, 05 Aug 2014 10:11:05 -0700
Boston Red Sox OF Shane Victorino (back) is expected to be ready for spring training next year, but the team won't have a specific timetable until after his surgery.
Fantasy Tip: Victorino won't be back this season, which isn't a surprise at all. You can safely drop him in all redraft leagues now. Mookie Betts may stick around longer after all.
Tue, 05 Aug 2014 09:36:22 -0700
Boston Red Sox OF Shane Victorino (back) will undergo back surgery Tuesday, Aug. 5.
Fantasy Tip: It's unclear if the surgery will end his season, but it's highly likely. This was a lost season for Victorino, as he only played in 30 games due to hamstring and back ailments. You may want to wait until we have word that he'll officially miss the rest of the year before dropping him in redraft AL-only leagues.
Sun, 03 Aug 2014 10:02:48 -0700
Boston Red Sox OF Shane Victorino (back) is expected to see an orthopedic surgeon in Los Angeles early this week, according to manager John Farrell.
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.