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Red Sox | Shane Victorino hitting from right side

Boston Red Sox OF Shane Victorino (leg) is a switch hitter by trade, but he has mainly been hitting right-handed since Aug. 4 due to weakness in his left leg. He would rather bat right on right instead of sitting on the bench and being in a platoon situation. "It's because of how I feel. I don't have that drive and the sit-back on my back leg to be able to turn and twist on it yet," Victorino said. "That's the part that's been frustrating for me is not having that. It's something we're working on every day to try and get back, because trust me, I want to be back on that side."

Fantasy Tip: It's clear Victorino isn't 100 percent, and he hasn't been for some time. He likely isn't going to be back to full health until spring training next season. For fantasy owners, it's nice he is trying to soldier on, but it might be best to find healthier alternatives.

2013-08-14 19:52:02 | Source: MLB.com - Ian Browne

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