Shane Victorino forced from game with injured right hamstring

Rob Bradford
May 23, 2014 - 6:24 pm

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Red Sox right fielder Shane Victorino was forced to leave the Red Sox series-opener with the Rays Friday night in the ninth inning after re-injuring his right hamstring. The team officially classified the ailment as right hamstring tightness. After the Red Sox' 1-0 loss to the Rays, manager John Farrell said that it wasn't believed that the hamstring ailment was as severe as what Victorino suffered during the last spring training game. That injury kept the outfielder out of action until April 24. Victorino appeared to aggravate the hamstring while running down to first after executing a bunt attempt with nobody out and A.J. Pierzynski on first base. While the outfielder initially stayed in the game, he ultimately summoned for Red Sox manager John Farrell and trainer Rick Jameyson after walking back into first base on a pickoff attempt. Victorino, who had been 0-for-4 before leaving in what was a scoreless game, was replaced by Jonny Gomes.