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Shane Victorino to undergo MRI on hamstring

Mar 29, 2014, 4:45 PM EDT

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Shane Victorino has overcome some discomfort in his side in recent days, but Scott Lauber of the Boston Herald reports that he tweaked his right hamstring during today’s Grapefruit League game and is scheduled to undergo an MRI tomorrow.

Victorino was adamant this afternoon that he expects to be “fine” and “ready to go” for Opening Day despite the late issue, but Red Sox manager John Farrell acknowledged that he’s thinking about a contingency plan. Jackie Bradley, Jr., who was demoted to Triple-A this week after Grady Sizemore‘s surprising resurgence, would return to the big club if a trip to the disabled list is in the cards for Victorino.

Victorino, who is also coming back from offseason thumb surgery, hit .294/.351/.451 with 15 home runs, 61 RBI, and 21 stolen bases in 122 games last season. He is entering the second year of a three-year, $39 million contract.

  1. 18thstreet - Mar 29, 2014 at 5:46 PM

    A baseball player got injured. Time to insult Jacoby Ellsbury.


  2. ez4u2sa - Mar 29, 2014 at 8:09 PM

    This is when being as deep as the Red Sox are comes to the rescue. They can let Victorino sit, if necessary, until he’s completely healthy. More playing time for Bradley Jr. or Carp doesn’t hurt the team. Red Sox Nation need not worry.

  3. deathmonkey41 - Mar 29, 2014 at 9:11 PM

    He can’t wait to leave FL- he ordered some spaghetti with marinara sauce the other day and got egg noodles and ketchup.

    • bigharold - Mar 29, 2014 at 9:34 PM

      “Goodfellas” much?

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