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Shane Victorino’s rehab delayed

Jun 2, 2013, 10:20 PM EDT

Shane Victorino AP

Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino will wait a little while longer before starting his rehab. Manager John Farrell says Victorino is “not running at 100 percent yet”, per WEEI’s Alex Speier. The Sox were hopeful that Victorino would need the minimum 15 days before being activated on June 5, but mid-June is now a more realistic expectation. He has not played since May 20, when he left in the sixth inning against the White Sox.

In Victorino’s place, the Red Sox have been relying heavily on Daniel Nava in right field. Since May 21, Nava is hitting .318 with a .922 OPS in 54 trips to the plate.

  1. xavier46 - Jun 2, 2013 at 10:27 PM

    Hopefully Nava stays hot!

    • tfbuckfutter - Jun 2, 2013 at 10:32 PM

      And Iglesias.

      If they don’t take time from Drew and slumping Middlebrooks (when he returns) they deserve to be terrible.

      Dude is clearly playing for his shot, and they keep taking it away from him.

      • xavier46 - Jun 2, 2013 at 10:58 PM

        It will be interesting what happens when everyone is healthy, I believe Ciriaco is out of options and would assume JBJ will be sent down. Is it too crazy to think of sending Will down in order to get right??? I think it’s either that or DFA Ciriaco. No way Iglesias can be sent down.

  2. theskinsman - Jun 3, 2013 at 4:18 AM

    Great problem to have,trying to decide who stays up and who goes.Wouldn’t be shocked to see Drew traded.

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