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Friday, July 11, 2014

Red Sox Injury Update: Shane Victorino resumes rehab

By on 7/11/2014 11:15:00 AM

The Boston Red Sox enter a weekend series against the Houston Astros with a 41-51 record, fourth in the American League East. They won on Thursday, despite getting just three hits, a two-run double by David Ortiz and RBI singles from Jackie Bradley Jr. and Mike Carp. An anemic offense, which is ranked 27th in runs score could get a boost with the return of Shane Victorino. The problem is that Victorino has been slow in his recovery from back injury.

Our own Raymond Bureau reported on July 9 that Victorino's back soreness had returned and his rehab assignment had been delayed another day from Wednesday to Thursday.  Victorino injured his back during a rehab game on June 24, as he was attempting to come back from a hamstring injury that occurred on May 23. Victorino was able to resume his rehab assignment on Thursday.

Pete Abraham, who covers the Red Sox for The Boston Globe, tweeted the following results of Victorino's rehab game.
Victorino is in his 11th Major League season and second with the Red Sox. Injuries have limited him to just 21 games this season,  batting .242 with a home run and 10 RBI.  Last year he batted .294 with 15 home runs and 61 RBI. Victorino, a two-time World Series Champion, is a career .276 hitter with 106 home runs, 480 RBI and 224 stolen bases.

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  1. Injuries have destroyed the Red Sox this year. It's hard to repeat with half the lineup from last year.