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Red Sox notebook: Boston comes closer to more stable lineup as Shane Victorino makes return

As the Red Sox head into the rubber match of their series against the Yankees the team will take a step toward solidifying its lineup. In 23 games this season, including Thursday night’s contest, the Red Sox have had 21 different lineups as they dealt with injuries and an ongoing search for a player to [...]

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Red Sox likely to promote a pitcher, wait to activate Shane Victorino

The Red Sox thought that they might activate Shane Victorino from the disabled list as soon as Wednesday, following the third game of his rehab assignment in Triple-A Pawtucket (in which the outfielder went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts). But with the Sox having gotten just 2 1/3 innings from Clay Buchholz on Monday and 4 [...]

Clubhouse Insider | Boston Herald

Daniel Nava heading to Triple A; Red Sox to recall reliever Alex Wilson

Daniel Nava is back in the minors.A slow start and a roster crunch have prompted the Red Sox to option Nava to Triple-A Pawtucket today, a major league source has confirmed. Although right fielder Shane Victorino is ready to come off the disabled list and eventually will claim the spot vacated by Nava, the Red Sox need an extra pitcher for tonight's game against the Yankees and have decided to call up reliever Alex Wilson. Victorino likely will be reinstated to the roster Thursday.

Boston Herald

Red Sox Notebook: Slumping Daniel Nava may be left out

Looking for signs of how the Red Sox will clear a roster spot for right fielder Shane Victorino once he’s ready to return from the disabled list, possibly today, definitely by tomorrow?Try this: Daniel Nava wasn’t in the lineup last night . . . against a right-handed pitcher.Or this: Nava met with manager John Farrell behind closed doors after the 9-3 loss to the Yankees.

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Notes: Victorino, Middlebrooks close

BOSTON -- Red Sox right fielder Shane Victorino is expected to be activated from the 15-day disabled list Wednesday, according to manager John Farrell. Victorino was scheduled to play his third rehab game with Triple-A Pawtucket on Tuesday night. He is 1-for-7 in two games so far, showing no issues with the hamstring strain that sent him to the DL just before the season began. The move will create a logjam in the outfield for the Red Sox, with the struggling Daniel Nava one candidate to be sent down to create room for Victorino.

Clubhouse Insider | Boston Herald

Daniel Nava out of Red Sox' lineup tonight; back to Triple-A tomorrow?

Looking for signs of how the Red Sox might proceed once Shane Victorino is ready to be reinstated from the disabled list, possibly as soon as tomorrow?Try this: Daniel Nava isn't in the lineup tonight -- against a right-handed pitcher.

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Red Sox notes: As Mike Napoli, Koji Uehara return, Shane Victorino closes on joining them

The initial weeks of the Red Sox season have been characterized mostly for the players whom the team has lost or come close to losing. Already, the team has endured disabled list stints by Shane Victorino and Will Middlebrooks, while enduring scares with Dustin Pedroia, Koji Uehara and Mike Napoli. But for the first time, the [...]

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Uehara, Victorino seem closer to returns

NEW YORK -- Dustin Pedroia isn't the only member of the Red Sox with a doctor's appointment in Boston on Monday. Shane Victorino and Koji Uehara also are scheduled to return to Boston for exams, though the prognosis for both was encouraging. Victorino, who began the season on the disabled list with a hamstring injury, is expected to begin a rehab assignment in Portland on Tuesday, while Farrell said he expected Uehara would join the club in Chicago.

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Red Sox lineup: Dustin Pedroia scratched from series finale at Yankees with wrist injury

A Red Sox team that is already without two of its everyday players — right fielder Shane Victorino and third baseman Will Middlebrooks — will also be without second baseman Dustin Pedroia for the series finale against the Yankees in the Bronx. Pedroia was originally in the lineup, but when he went to hit prior [...]

Boston Herald

Injury to Koji Uehara could be crippling blow

NEW YORK — David Ortiz starting the season with a sore calf makes you nervous. Shane Victorino opening on the disabled list represents a serious hit to the offense and defense. Losing an up-and-coming slugger like Will Middlebrooks is a blow.But Koji Uehara? Pardon me for just a moment while I compose myself.Oh my God, we’re all gonna die.

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Farrell sticks with Gomes as leadoff vs. LHP

NEW YORK—A few quick hits from the Bronx, where Shane Victorino was running what looked like “out” patterns on the outfield grass before the game, an indication that his recovery from a strained right hamstring is making progress. --Manager John Farrell said that when the team travels to Chicago next week, the Sox should have a better idea of the next step for both Victorino and Will Middlebrooks (right calf), who are on the disabled list.

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Cherington talks outfield, Lester, Lackey

Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington was interviewed on Boston sports radio station WEEI on Thursday. Among the comments of note ... The outfield situation. With Shane Victorino on the disabled list and Jackie Bradley Jr. and Grady Sizemore both producing, the Red Sox will soon have a decision to make. When Victorino (hamstring) is ready to return (and assuming Bradley’s production keeps up), the team will have six reliable outfielders -- Victorino, Sizemore, Bradley, Daniel Nava, Jonny Gomes and Mike Carp -- to fill five spots.

Boston Herald

Red Sox Notebook: Jackie Bradley Jr. stays in play

Based on the most optimistic of timetables, right fielder Shane Victorino may be ready to come off the disabled list and make his 2014 debut for the Red Sox within the next 7-10 days.But that doesn’t necessarily mean Jackie Bradley Jr.’s days with the club are numbered.

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Shane Victorino takes first steps back from ‘frustrating’ season-opening stint on the disabled list

The start of the 2014 season has been unkind to Shane Victorino. The outfielder thought he had timed his recovery from a variety of afflications — offseason thumb surgery, core strengthening, then soreness in his left side — at a pace that had him ready for Opening Day. But then, in the final game of [...]

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Wednesday’s pre-game notes: Red Sox contemplating outfield of Jackie Bradley Jr., Grady Sizemore and Shane Victorino

Once Shane Victorino works his way back from a hamstring injury (and a case of the flu), the Red Sox outfield may get a little crowded. Both Jackie Bradley Jr. and Grady Sizemore have been playing well, and manager John Farrell said that the Red Sox are contemplating scenarios that would feature all three of [...]

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Red Sox notes: Shane Victorino’s return slowed; no timetable for Will Middlebrooks

The Red Sox have felt the absence of Shane Victorino early, and the team remains uncertain about when it will get its everyday right fielder back. Victorino, who suffered a hamstring injury in the final game of spring training that resulted in his placement on the disabled list, was further slowed in his efforts to [...]

Boston Globe

Shane Victorino placed on 15-day disabled list

BALTIMORE — The Red Sox opened the season without one of their more important players Monday as right fielder Shane Victorino was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a hamstring strain.    

Boston Globe

Red Sox lineup gets shuffled after Victorino trip to DL

The news of the day is that the Red Sox placed outfielder Shane Victorino on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to Sunday, with a right hamstring strain. Manager John Farrell said before the game today the MRI on Victorino revealed a Grade 1 right hamstring strain and the club would have a better read on the injury in 7-10 days to see how it responds to treatment.    

Boston Globe

Red Sox RF Victorino put on disabled list

BALTIMORE (AP) — The Boston Red Sox have put right fielder Shane Victorino on the 15-day disabled list because of a strained right hamstring.    

The Republican

Opening day roster shake-up: Boston Red Sox RF Shane Victorino placed on 15-day DL, CF Jackie Bradley Jr. called up from Triple-A

With less than five hours to go until the Boston Red Sox officially open the 2014 season, they've had their first roster shake-up of the year, placing right fielder Shane Victorino on the disabled list.

Boston Globe

Red Sox place Shane Victorino on DL; Nava leading off vs. Orioles

The Red Sox placed right fielder Shane Victorino on the disabled list Monday and called up Jackie Bradley Jr. to take his place on the roster ahead of the season opener vs. the Baltimore Orioles. Boston’s lineup for Game 1 of 162 is:    

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Red Sox place Shane Victorino on DL, call up Jackie Bradley Jr.

BALTIMORE — No one said defending a title would be easy. After an MRI on Shane Victorino‘s injured right hamstring on Monday morning, the Red Sox elected to place their anticipated starting right fielder on the disabled list. To replace him on the roster, they recalled outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr. from Triple-A Pawtucket, three days [...]

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Red Sox Opening Day lineup: With Shane Victorino out, Mike Carp starts in left

BALTIMORE — With Shane Victorino landing on the disabled list on Monday morning, Mike Carp will get an unexpected Opening Day start in left field for the Red Sox against the Orioles. Carp hit .216 with a .286 OBP, .471 slugging mark and three homers in 22 games (51 at-bats) for the Red Sox in [...]

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Sox lineup: Last-minute shuffle

With Red Sox right fielder Shane Victorino placed on the 15-day disabled list with a right hamstring strain hours before their Opening Day game in Baltimore, manager John Farrell did a little shuffling of the lineup. Mike Carp will get the unexpected start in left field, with Grady Sizemore in center and Daniel Nava in right. Here's the lineup: 1. Daniel Nava, RF 2. Dustin Pedroia, 2B 3. David Ortiz, DH 4. Mike Napoli, 1B 5. Mike Carp, LF 6. Grady Sizemore, CF 7.

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Shane Victorino will have MRI after hamstring injury

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Shane Victorino’s right hamstring has allowed for some uncertainty heading into Monday’s Opening Day. The Sox’ outfielder was forced to leave the Red Sox‘ final spring training game, Saturday against the Twins, due to a sore leg. The hamstring ailment is something he was forced to deal with during the 2013 [...]

MLB

Yankees win their 27th title

11.04.09: Mariano Rivera gets Shane Victorino to ground out, sealing the victory for the Yankees' 27th World Series title

MLB

Victorino doubles off Monster for three

10/30/13: Shane Victorino rips a double off the Green Monster, scoring three runs for an early Red Sox lead

MLB

Victorino collects four RBIs in clincher

10/30/13: Shane Victorino goes 2-for-3 with a walk and four RBIs in the Red Sox's decisive Game 6 victory