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Shane Victorino not in the Red Sox starting lineup on Saturday.

Victorino is getting a breather after playing in four consecutive games. The Red Sox want to give him a rest here and there in order to keep him healthy for the remainder of the season. Expect him to return on Sunday.

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Shane Victorino went 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBI against the Rays on Friday.

Victorino hit a solo homer in the second inning -- his first home run since May 21 -- and later added an RBI single in the sixth. The 33-year-old is now hitting .435 (10-for-23) over six games since coming off the disabled list. It's been a long wait, but he's worth owning in most mixed leagues now that he's finally healthy.

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Shane Victorino singled three times in four at-bats, scoring once, but the Red Sox suffered a defeat to the Blue Jays on Tuesday.

Victorino has been swinging a hot bat in three games since returning from the disabled list, hitting safely in each contest. He now has six hits in 11 plate appearances, though only one of those six hits has gone for extra bases (a double). It's been an injury-plagued year for Victorino, and he's only slashing .275/.303/.382 with one home run, 10 RBI, and two stolen bases in 110 plate appearances.

Shane Victorino CF/RF BOS 6 Days

Shane Victorino is back in Tuesday's lineup against the Blue Jays.

Victorino took a seat Monday, but he's back in right field on Tuesday. Brock Holt will make the start in center field while Jackie Bradley, Jr. will be on the bench.

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Red Sox activated OF Shane Victorino from the 15-day disabled list.

Victorino will bat sixth for the Red Sox in his return to the active roster on Saturday night. He's played in just 21 games this season but finally appears to be past the back and hamstring injuries that have plagued him. Victorino should provide decent fantasy value down the stretch. Mookie Betts was optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket in a corresponding roster move.

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Shane Victorino (back) could be activated from the disabled list as soon as Saturday.

Victorino played a full nine innings for Triple-A Pawtucket on Thursday and didn't have any issues with his ailing back. The veteran outfielder has had multiple setbacks along the way in his recovery from hamstring and back issues, but it appears he's finally close to rejoining the Red Sox.

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Shane Victorino (back, hamstring) will continue his minor league rehab assignment Thursday night with Triple-A Pawtucket.

After multiple setbacks, Victorino has appeared in three minor league rehab games over the past week. The Red Sox likely want to see him play a full game before bringing him back, but it looks like he should finally be able to return shortly after the All-Star break.

Shane Victorino CF/RF BOS 15 Days

Red Sox manager John Farrell indicated Sunday that it's possible Shane Victorino (back) will be activated from the disabled list at the start of the second half.

It seems unlikely, though, given that he's yet to play a full rehab game. Victorino has had multiple setbacks during his rehab assignment, so it's unsafe to expect him to return on any certain day until he's officially activated.

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Shane Victorino (back, hamstring) is expected to be reevaluated on Sunday.

Victorino began his minor league rehab assignment on Thursday, and will continue through the weekend before the Red Sox see how he's holding up. There's no clear timetable for his return at the moment, but if all continues to go well he should be able to rejoin the Red Sox shortly after the All-Star break.

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Shane Victorino (back, hamstring) has again been pulled off his minor league rehab assignment.

It's the back injury that is still bothering him. Victorino is no longer expected to rejoin the Red Sox before the All-Star break. He's been on the disabled list since late May due to back and hamstring issues.