Shane Victorino leaves game with left hamstring tightness

Mike Petraglia
July 19, 2013 - 4:23 pm
Shane Victorino can't seem to stay healthy. The outfielder left Friday night's game after grounding into a double play in the bottom of the third inning. He grounded into the 4-6-3 twin-killing and limped across the first base bag. He was replaced in the top of the fourth by Daniel Nava in right field. He immediately went down the dugout steps and down the runway to the Red Sox clubhouse with training staff. The team later announced that it was left hamstring tightness, the same hamstring that landed him on the DL in late May. On May 12, Victorino ran into the right field wall. However, he stayed in the game for two more innings. Then, later in the month, he strained his left hamstring and was placed on the disabled list on May 24 (retroactive to May 21), and re-activated on June 8. He re-aggravated it in Anaheim on July 6 before returning later in the trip in Seattle. Then, last Saturday in Oakland, he was plunked on the hand by a pitch but stayed in the game. Last December, the Sox signed Victorino to a three-year, $39 million contract. In 65 games this season, Victorino is batting .287 with four homers and 24 RBIs.