Shane Victorino
LF/RF LAA
6 months ago

Victorino has been released by the Cubs, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

He played in nine games at Triple-A Iowa this season, hitting .233/.324/.367 with five RBI and a stolen base. It's unclear if Victorino will seek to latch on with another club, or if he may elect to call it a career at age-35.

Shane Victorino
LF/RF LAA
7 months ago1 Comment

Victorino was assigned to Triple-A Iowa on Friday, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Victorino has been dealing with a calf injury to start the season but now appears to be healthy enough to take the field again. The 35-year-old will look to resurrect his career in the Cubs' system after only playing in 101 games through the past two seasons.

Shane Victorino
LF/RF LAA
8 months ago

Victorino (calf) re-signed with the Cubs on Tuesday on a minor league deal, Patrick Mooney of CSN Chicago reports.

EDGE Analysis

Victorino had been released earlier in the day, but he was able to work out a new agreement to stay with the club. The 35-year-old is dealing with a calf injury that will sideline him for the beginning of the season, but he figures to head to Triple-A Iowa once he returns to full healthy.

Shane Victorino
LF/RF LAA
8 months ago

Victorino (calf) was released by the Cubs on Tuesday, but the team does hope to re-sign him, Patrick Mooney of CSN Chicago reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Cubs want Victorino to continue rehabbing at extended spring training once the season begins. He may be looking at opportunities with other organizations, but regardless of where he ends up, Victorino won't be ready for games within the first few weeks of the season. Should he stay with the Cubs, he'll likely end up at Triple-A Iowa once/if he gets healthy.

Shane Victorino
LF/RF LAA
8 months ago

Victorino (calf) will stay in extended spring training, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

A recent MRI showed a strain in his left calf. At this point Victorino is just trying to get into shape so he can continue his career. There's no guarantee the Cubs will be his employer in 2016 at this point.

Shane Victorino
LF/RF LAA
8 months ago

Victorino (calf) will not be on the Cubs' Opening Day roster, Joe Maddon told Patrick Mooney of CSN Chicago.

EDGE Analysis

Victorino is a non-roster invite, so the Cubs won't open a 40-man roster spot just to put him on the disabled list once the season starts. Maddon said the Cubs are working on "alternative plans" to fit him into the roster right now, so it's still possible Victorino could find his way to the North Side at some point this season.

Shane Victorino
LF/RF LAA
8 months ago

Victorino (calf) is "not that close to playing," the Cubs' official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

Victorino has been out of action for a couple of weeks and does not look like he's going to make the team at this rate. He's a non-roster invitee, so it's doubtful the Cubs will add him to the 40-man roster just to put him on the DL.

Shane Victorino
LF/RF LAA
9 months ago

Victorino remains slowed by a calf injury, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

There was some hope Victorino could play this weekend, but he's out of the lineup Saturday and a Sunday return is sounding iffy. A non-roster invitee to spring training, his chances of breaking camp as a reserve outfielder are diminishing by the day.

Shane Victorino
LF/RF LAA
9 months ago

Victorino (calf) is expected to play by this weekend, the Cubs' official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

While Victorino is a recognizable name, the crowded outfield and his lack of playing time this spring may make it difficult for him to make the team out of camp. He's not currently on the 40-man roster either, so he really needs to get on the field soon if he has anything left in the tank.

Shane Victorino
LF/RF LAA
9 months ago

Victorino (calf) will not play in Monday's spring game, MLB.com's Carrie Muskat reports.

EDGE Analysis

Victorino hoped to play Monday and was even listed in the Cubs' initial lineup, but the team decided to give him one more day to recover, so he will now look to get back on the field Tuesday.