Tue, 15 Apr 2014 16:07:12 -0700
Boston Red Sox OF Shane Victorino (hamstring) is ready for a rehab assignment, but inclement weather has delayed his first outing with Double-A Portland. The team may send Victorino to play with Single-A Greenville this week.
Sun, 13 Apr 2014 20:22:25 -0700
Updating a previous report, Boston Red Sox OF Shane Victorino (hamstring) is on scheduled to begin a minor-league rehab assignment Tuesday, April 15, with Double-A Portland.
Sun, 13 Apr 2014 15:34:40 -0700
Boston Red Sox OF Shane Victorino (hamstring) could begin a rehab assignment Tuesday, April 15.
Fri, 11 Apr 2014 13:47:00 -0700
Boston Red Sox OF Shane Victorino (hamstring) took batting practice and did some running Friday, April 11, and said he would need only two to three rehab games to get his timing back down before returning.
Fantasy Tip: Victorino could be back relatively quickly, and Jonny Gomes and Daniel Nava figure to be the losers if John Farrell wants to keep both Grady Sizemore and Jackie Bradley Jr. in the lineup together.
Thu, 10 Apr 2014 17:17:42 -0700
Boston Red Sox OF Grady Sizemore is making his first ever start in left field Thursday, April 10, with OF Jackie Bradley Jr. getting the nod in center. Manager John Farrell isn't committing this arraignment permanently, since the team likes to get OF Jonny Gomes some playing time in left field. How well Bradley continues to play might determine how often Farrell deploys this alignment. Bradley has a slash line of .400/.478/.978 this year and is 6-for-12 with two doubles, four runs, four RBIs and three walks in the last four games. Sizemore has had some defensive lapses lately. If the Red Sox continue to start Sizemore and Bradley when OF Shane Victorino (hamstring) returns, it could mean a loss of playing time for Gomes and OF Daniel Nava, who has had a slow start to the season.
Fantasy Tip: Bradley should be owned in all leagues now that he's gotten his opportunity this year and is running with it. Sizemore's defensive shortcomings in center will help Bradley's cause.
Wed, 09 Apr 2014 12:05:53 -0700
Boston Red Sox OF Shane Victorino (hamstring, flu) resumed baseball activities Wednesday, April 9, and he's optimistic that he'll be able to come off the disabled list next week. However, the flu he's battling caused him to lose eight to 12 pounds and he couldn't get out of bed most last week. Victorino admitted he'll probably need a few rehab games to build his endurance before returning. He admits the Grade 1 strain of his right hamstring was a "freak" injury that couldn't have been prevented.
Fantasy Tip: Victorino is a slow healer, so don't be surprised if he isn't back next week. When he does return, the BoSox might go with some kind of outfield rotation between Victorino, Jackie Bradley Jr. and Grady Sizemore.
Wed, 09 Apr 2014 06:05:59 -0700
Boston Red Sox OF Jackie Bradley Jr. has begun to alter the plans for the team's outfield. OF Grady Sizemore has hit well, but his defense has been suspect due to some late breaks. Bradley is hitting .400 and is 5-for-8 with runners in scoring position. The team may have to install an outfield rotation when OF Shane Victorino (hamstring) returns.
Tue, 08 Apr 2014 12:20:43 -0700
Boston Red Sox OF Shane Victorino (hamstring) and 3B Will Middlebrooks (calf) are likely to begin baseball activities later this week.
Mon, 07 Apr 2014 16:46:25 -0700
Boston Red Sox OF Shane Victorino's (hamstring, flu) has been slowed by a bout with the flu over the weekend. However, he's improving and has been able to resume exercising, but there's a good chance he'll just be resuming baseball activities by the end of the week.
Fantasy Tip: Victorino is already known as a somewhat slower healer, so it's sounding like he probably won't be ready to come off the DL when he's eligible.
Mon, 31 Mar 2014 07:37:16 -0700
Boston Red Sox OF Shane Victorino (hamstring) was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right hamstring. OF Jackie Bradley Jr. was recalled from Triple-A Pawtucket.
Fantasy Tip: Put Victorino on your DL. Bradley has immediate AL-only value with the potential for mixed-league relevance depending on playing time.