Shane Victorino

Red Sox injury updates: Shane Victorino to begin rehab assignment Wednesday; Ryan Hanigan working his way back

Ryan Hannable
June 23, 2015 - 1:30 pm

The Red Sox are working towards getting some of their injured players back. After being placed on the disabled list on May 24 with a calf injury, Shane Victorino will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Pawtucket on Wednesday. Of a possible 233 games between this year and last, Victorino has played in just 50. Manager John Farrell has said the team will want to make sure of his durability in playing consecutive games before making a move to call him back up. Catcher Ryan Hanigan who broke his finger on May 1, made his first rehab start Monday night in Pawtucket, going 0-for-3 in five innings behind the plate. Hanigan will DH Tuesday night before catching again Wednesday. "Ryan will DH tonight, be back behind the plate again tomorrow with Pawtucket and then he'll transition to Portland as Portland goes back home," Farrell said. "The whole thought is to get him back-to-back nine-inning games hopefully within the next week. His first day eligible to us is July 1." For more Red Sox news, visit