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Shane Victorino is back in the Red Sox’s lineup

May 3, 2013, 4:16 PM EST

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Shane Victorino managed to avoid the disabled list and has rejoined the Red Sox’s lineup after sitting out the past seven games with a back injury.

Victorino is batting second and playing right field, where Daniel Nava has been the everyday fill-in. Nava has played so well while hitting .298 with a .932 OPS in 24 games overall that the Red Sox will no doubt want to find him regular at-bats, but for tonight at least the switch-hitter is sitting against left-hander Derek Holland in favor of Victorino and Jonny Gomes.

Victorino hadn’t shown much power before the injury, but was hitting .292 with a .358 on-base percentage in 19 games.

  1. poprox13 - May 3, 2013 at 4:35 PM

    Only the 6th time this year Nava hasn’t started, I’m sure they’ll have no problem finding him some playing time.

    • khaos100 - May 3, 2013 at 5:51 PM

      As long as you are sure, I’ll sleep better tonight.

  2. dirtyharry1971 - May 4, 2013 at 2:48 AM

    With those numbers he would be an all star on the bluejays

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