Shane Victorino LF/RF LAA 1 month ago

The Boston Red Sox traded outfielder Shane Victorino to the Los Angeles Angels on Monday, according to the Providence Journal. The Red Sox acquired infielder Josh Rutledge in exchange for Victorino, who is hitting .245 with five stolen bases in just 94 at-bats this season after missing time with injuries.

Shane Victorino LF/RF LAA 2 months ago

Victorino went 1-for-5 with an RBI and two stolen bases in Sunday's loss to the Yankees.

Victorino hasn't been playing everyday and that has allowed him to stay fresher and make his baserunning ability a tool for use from the bottom half of the order. He'll continue to make three-to-four starts per week when the schedule resumes following the All-Star break.

Shane Victorino LF/RF LAA 2 months ago

Victorino started in right field Saturday and had two hits and two runs scored in a win over Houston. He was activated off the disabled list Friday after rehabbing a hamstring injury.

Victorino will need to prove he can play nine-inning games over multiple days, but if he's healthy, we expect to see him and Alejandro De Aza sharing right field going forward.

Shane Victorino LF/RF LAA 2 months ago

Victorino (calf) was activated from the DL on Friday, the Providence Journal's Tim Britton reports.

While he is not in the lineup Friday, look for Victorino to see a good amount of playing time in right field going forward. He should share time with Alejandro De Aza, but if the Red Sox want to showcase Victorino it would make sense if he was used as the primary option in the short term.

Shane Victorino LF/RF LAA 2 months ago

Victorino (calf) is unlikely to rejoin the Red Sox before Friday, and the team wants to see him play back-to-back rehab games in the outfield before he is activated, the Providence Journal reports.

Victorino has played four rehab games thus far, tallying four hits in 13 at-bats. He figures to return during the Red Sox's eight-game homestand to close out the first half, possibly as soon as Friday against the Astros. The once-crowded Boston outfield has been hamstrung by injuries and poor play, so Victorino should have a significant role. At the very least, he'll be a regular presence in the lineup against lefties and will also get some playing time versus right-handers.

Shane Victorino LF/RF LAA 2 months ago

Victorino (calf) began his rehabilitation assignment Wednesday night, going 0-for-2 while playing five uneventful innings in right field for Triple-A Pawtucket. The plan calls for Victorino to play again Thursday for the PawSox.

The Red Sox are not putting a timetable on his rehab, but manager John Farrell told the Providence Journal that it's unlikely he joins the team on its next road trip which lasts through July 2. Farrell wants to see Victorino play nine innings on multiple and consecutive days.

Shane Victorino LF/RF LAA 2 months ago

Victorino (calf) will begin a rehab assignment at Triple-A Pawtucket on Wednesday, Scott Lauber of the Boston Globe reports.

Victorino has been gradually increasing his activity since hitting the DL nearly a month ago, and he made it through baserunning drills over the weekend without issue. It's unclear how long the veteran's rehab stint will last, but the struggling Red Sox are unlikely to rush him back.

Shane Victorino LF/RF LAA 2 months ago

Victorino (calf) did some base-running drills Sunday, the Boston Globe reports.

Victorino thinks he can start a minor-league rehabilitation assignment later this week.

Shane Victorino LF/RF LAA 2 months ago

Victorino (calf) will do some base-running drills over the weekend and be further evaluated, the Boston Globe reports.

Victorino has been on the verge of heading out on a rehab assignment for, it seems, the past two weeks, but the Red Sox continue to take it slowly with him. And really, there should be no rush. Boston has several bodies looking for at-bats in right field -- Rusney Castillo and Brock Holt head that list. Also, if the Red Sox continue to slosh around below .500, it makes little sense to give plate appearances to Victorino when guys like Castillo or Jackie Bradley could use them for development.

Shane Victorino LF/RF LAA 3 months ago

Victorino (calf) could begin a rehab assignment by the end of the week, Tim Britton of the Providence Journal reports.

The Red Sox have been cautious with Victorino's calf injury, so it would seem he is nearly back at 100 percent if he is set to begin a rehab assignment shortly. Boston's outfield is still plenty crowded, so Victorino's role upon his return is uncertain.