Shane Victorino

Red Sox injury updates: Shane Victorino still day-to-day; Pablo Sandoval remains out with limitations

Ryan Hannable
May 22, 2015 - 1:50 pm
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On Thursday the Red Sox were hopeful to get both Pablo Sandoval and Shane Victorino back Friday, but unfortunately for them, both remain out of the lineup. After being a late scratch with "general soreness" mostly in the left calf Thursday, Victorino remains out of the lineup Friday. He went 2-for-2 as a pinch-hitter Tuesday. "He's day-to-day, that's the best I can tell you right now," manager John Farrell said. "We don't anticipate this being a long-term situation," Farrell added. "Hopefully he's back to us soon because he was swinging the bat well." Also on Friday the Red Sox added outfielder Rusney Castillo and sent down Jackie Bradley. Even prior to the injury this week, Farrell said he sat down with Victorino to explain he would now be at least partially sharing right field with Castillo as well as Daniel Nava and Brock Holt. "There's a scenario that I have already sat and met with [Victorino] prior to the calf injury with Rusney's arrival there was going to be a rotation with Rusney between both right field and center field," said Farrell. "That wasn't going to put [Victorino] on the bench by any means. When [Victorino] is fully capable that will take place, that rotation." Sandoval (knee) was expected back at third base Friday, but after pregame work taking ground balls, running, etc. it was determined he would miss his third straight game after being hit by a pitch in the knee Tuesday night. "He doesn't feel like he's ready to go,'' said Farrell. "There's limitation to the range, there's limitation to him being able to plant that left leg to execute a strong throw. Baserunning was going to be limited. All that added up to him needing more time.'' Brock Holt will take the place of Sandoval once again at third. For more Red Sox news, visit weei.com/redsox.

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