Shane Victorino leaves with jammed thumb

Rob Bradford
September 18, 2013 - 8:10 pm
Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino exited his team's 5-3, 12-inning loss to the Orioles Wednesday night in the the final frame due to a jammed right thumb. Victorino, who was wearing a guard for the thumb throughout the game, was pinch-hit for by Jackie Bradley Jr. in the 12th. Bradley Jr. grounded out to the pitcher. Victorino still managed three hits on the night, including a 10th-inning single against Baltimore reliever Tommy Hunter, who hadn't given up a hit to a right-handed batter prior to the game since Aug. 19. "He's got a little bit of a jammed thumb," said Red Sox manager John Farrell after the loss. "He's wearing a guard to protect it, to give him some cushion. But we felt like after that final at-bat we needed to make a move there just because of the soreness he's experiencing." In 22 games at Fenway Park since July 30, Victorino is now batting .402 with a .470 OBP.