Red Sox expect Shane Victorino to avoid DL, Xander Bogaerts fine after HBP scare

May 16, 2014 - 8:21 pm

Though the Red Sox endured a 1-0 loss to the Tigers on Friday that dropped them back under .500, the team received two pieces of it-could-have-been-worse medical updates. An MRI on the left knee of Shane Victorino revealed some swelling, and the right fielder was fitted with a brace. He's considered day-to-day, rather than a candidate for the disabled list. "We don'€™t think this is going to be a DL situation," said Sox manager John Farrell. "He'€™ll be fitted for a brace to wear. We'€™ll check him tomorrow on his availability." The Sox also encountered an in-game scare when Xander Bogaerts was smoked just above the left hand on the knob of the wrist by a 96 mph fastball from reliever Evan Reed. But Bogaerts, to his own amazement, got up unscathed from the heater. "I got hit and I was like, 'Where's the pain?' Because I got hit on the bone," said Bogaerts. "Definitely I would think [it would have caused an injury]. But afterwards I didn't feel any pain and I just keep going from there. It was pretty scary, but I guess I'm blessed, you know?"