Shane Victorino

Shane Victorino scratched with sore ribs, Daniel Nava starts in RF

Mike Petraglia
April 18, 2015 - 11:24 am
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Looks like Shane Victorino did pay a price for going after that fly ball in right field Friday night. Victorino was scratched an hour before Saturday's game with sore ribs. He was replaced in right field by Daniel Nava, batting seventh. The Victorino situation appeared encouraging at the start of the day when the outfielder was in the starting lineup, one day after he had one of his trademark collisions with the short wall at the Pesky Corner in right. Victorino made a futile attempt to catch Caleb Joseph's solo homer in the fifth inning Friday night. He was shaken up and on the warning track for nearly a minute before getting back to his feet. He stayed in the game and was penciled in the lineup for Saturday before the late scratch. (Update: Here is what Red Sox manager John Farrell said regarding Victorino after the Red Sox' 4-1 loss to the Orioles - "When he hit the wall, he made a great effort to try to bring back a home run. The left rib area was sore here today. He was no go. We'€™ll check him in the morning on his availability." For an extensive look at the matchups, click here. Here is the adjusted lineup for the Red Sox: 1. Brock Holt, CF 2. Dustin Pedroia, 2B 3. David Ortiz, DH 4. Hanley Ramirez, LF 5. Pablo Sandoval, 3B 6. Mike Napoli, 1B 7. Daniel Nava, RF 8. Xander Bogaerts, SS 9. Ryan Hanigan, C Clay Buchholz, RHP

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