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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Red Sox Injury Update: Shane Victorino transferred to 60-day DL

By on 9/09/2014 09:45:00 AM

The Boston Red Sox have had a dreadful 2014 season, following a World Series championship last season. At 63-81, the Red Sox are 21 1/2 games out in the American League East. Injuries have taken their toll and one player perhaps most significantly affected is outfielder Shane Victorino, whose season ended with back surgery last month. He's now been transferred to the 60-day disabled list.

Our own Raymond Bureau reported on August 5 that Victorino would have surgery Tuesday to relieve symptoms of pain and discomfort in his lower back, ending his season.  Victorino chose to have the surgery after a visit with Dr. Robert Watkins for a second opinion.

Chris Towers of reported that the Red Sox moved Victorino to the 60-day disabled list on Friday to clear room on the 40-man roster. He remains out for the season following back surgery.

Victorino, in his 11th Major League season, was limited to 30 games due to injury. He hit .268 with two home runs and 12 RBI this season. The two-time World Series champion has a career batting average of .277 with 107 home runs, 482 RBI and 224 stolen bases.

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