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Red Sox place Shane Victorino on disabled list, recall Daniel Nava from Triple-A

May 24, 2014, 1:20 PM EDT

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UPDATE: Peter Abraham of the Boston Globe reports that the Red Sox placed Victorino on the disabled list and recalled Daniel Nava from Triple-A Pawtucket.

11:01 a.m. ET: Because an eight-game losing streak isn’t bad enough, here’s this. According to Michael Silverman of the Boston Herald, Shane Victorino left last night’s game against the Rays after he tweaked his right hamstring on bunt attempt in the ninth inning.

Victorino missed the first three weeks of the season due to a right hamstring strain, so this isn’t a good sign. Red Sox manager John Farrell said after the game that this injury isn’t doesn’t appear to be as serious, but more should be known later today.

“Preliminary, or at least the first exam, doesn’t appear to be as severe as spring training,’’ Farrell said. “But we’ll get a better read on it once a full workup is done when he gets to the park (today).”

Victorino has struggled so far this season, batting just .242 with one home run and a .276 on-base percentage through 21 games. Boston’s outfield is batting just .220/.296/.337 as a unit this season. Only the Twins have a lower OPS from their outfield.

  1. tfbuckfutter - May 24, 2014 at 11:08 AM

    Oh no.

    That could really impact the Red Sox mighty offensive output.

    • proudlycanadian - May 24, 2014 at 11:13 AM

      For the better?

      • tfbuckfutter - May 24, 2014 at 11:25 AM

        I don’t think it could get a whole lot worse.

  2. wilkisoft - May 24, 2014 at 1:58 PM

    Too late to ask the Dodgers about the services of Kemp?

    • dan1111 - May 24, 2014 at 4:03 PM

      You mean the Kemp who is having trouble in center because of his ankle? And whose contract is one of the larger albatrosses around?

  3. zackd2 - May 24, 2014 at 2:20 PM

    On a related note, that whole Grady Sizemore experiment looks like a complete failure.

    • dan1111 - May 24, 2014 at 4:03 PM

      Too soon to tell.

  4. deathmonkey41 - May 25, 2014 at 10:23 AM

    Meh- he can’t find good Linguine in Boston anyhow…

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