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Red Sox | Boston to rotate outfielders

Fri, 22 May 2015 13:44:06 -0700

Boston Red Sox OFs Rusney Castillo, Mookie Betts and Shane Victorino (calf) will all rotation between center field and right field, according to manager John Farrell. However, Victorino is currently day-to-day with a calf injury.

Fantasy Tip: Castillo and Betts ($4,300, 8.6% of cap) are both starting tonight with Victorino sidelined. Castillo and Betts may struggle to return value against Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim starter Garrett Richards, who has returned to form this year following a gruesome knee injury in 2015. Victorino could be the odd-man out more often than not. Castillo should be owned in all leagues for his power-speed combo.

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Red Sox | Shane Victorino out with calf injury

Thu, 21 May 2015 13:58:38 -0700

Boston Red Sox OF Shane Victorino (calf) has a sore left calf muscle, which is why he's not in the starting lineup against the Texas Rangers Thursday, May 21, according to manager John Farrell.

Fantasy Tip: Between health problems and bat shortcomings, there isn't a lot to like about Victorino's ($2,500, 5.0% of cap) fantasy stock going forward. Currently, he is just 13-for-54 with six runs and three RBI for this season. The biggest concern, though, is the looming recall of Rusney Castillo. Castillo projects to take over everyday duties in right field sooner than later.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Boston Globe - Peter Abraham

Red Sox | Shane Victorino still out

Thu, 21 May 2015 13:04:28 -0700

Boston Red Sox OF Shane Victorino is not in the starting lineup against the Texas Rangers Thursday, May 21. OF Daniel Nava is batting eighth and playing right field Thursday.

Fantasy Tip: Victorino ($2,500, 5.0% of cap) has now started just one of the last five games, and it is significant Thursday because a lefty is on the hill. Seasonal owners should be considering a replacement for him, if they haven't already dropped him. Nava ($1,800, 3.6% of cap) is nothing more than a desperation flier in FantasyScore contests.

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Red Sox | Shane Victorino sitting again vs. Texas

Wed, 20 May 2015 14:54:32 -0700

Boston Red Sox OF Shane Victorino is not in the starting lineup against the Texas Rangers Wednesday, May 20. OF Daniel Nava is batting sixth and playing right field Wednesday.

Fantasy Tip: Victorino ($2,500, 5.0% of cap) is off to a terrible start at the plate (.212/.349/.308 slash line with just six runs, a home run and three RBI), and it is his second consecutive game riding pine. His value is fading. Nava ($1,800, 3.6% of cap), somehow, has been even worse. Avoid both in all fantasy formats until either strings together a solid run at the dish, and they may end up platooning and somewhat curbing each other's value. Given their combined struggles, Rusney Castillo projects to trump both soon, although, Manager John Farrell said "nothing is imminent" on that front Wednesday.

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Red Sox | Daniel Nava starting in RF

Tue, 19 May 2015 14:41:19 -0700

Boston Red Sox OF Daniel Nava is starting in right field and hitting seventh in the batting order against Texas Rangers SP Yovani Gallardo Tuesday, May 19. OF Shane Victorino is sitting the bench.

Fantasy Tip: The Red Sox are occasionally resting Victorino in order to keep him fresh. Nava ($1,800, 3.6% of cap) hasn't done much of anything with the bat this year, hitting just .160 (8-for-50) with no homers and seven RBI. Nava has been much better in his career against right-handers, but until we see signs of life from the reserve outfielder, it's best to avoid him at FantasyScore.

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Red Sox | Jackie Bradley draws start Wednesday

Wed, 13 May 2015 09:53:39 -0700

Boston Red Sox OF Jackie Bradley Jr. is starting in right field and hitting eighth in the batting order against Oakland Athletics SP Sonny Gray Wednesday, May 13. OF Shane Victorino is sitting the bench.

Fantasy Tip: Bradley ($1,800, 3.6% of cap) is making his second start of the season, and h'es 0-for-5 on the year after being called up over the weekend. Bradley makes for a very weak play against Gray, who has been really tough on lefty hitters in 2015.

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Red Sox | Shane Victorino returning to lineup

Mon, 11 May 2015 09:13:19 -0700

Boston Red Sox OF Shane Victorino (hamstring) will come off the disabled list and return to the starting lineup Monday, May 11, and Tuesday, May 12, with the Red Sox facing two left-handed pitchers, according to manager John Farrell. "When Vic gets back to us, Vic's going to get left-handed starters, if not more," Farrell said. "But Jackie's arrival here gives us a premium defender, and we certainly like him against a lot of right-handed pitchers. We'll find the right matchups. I'm not going to say it's a strict platoon situation, by any means." Farrell also said he won't move OF Mookie Betts to right field to have OF Jackie Bradley Jr. play center field on days that they are both in the lineup.

Fantasy Tip: Victorino ($2,500, 5.0% of cap) should at least see semi-regular playing time in right field, and he could split time with Bradley or Daniel Nava. Coming off a DL stint and facing Oakland Athletics starter Scott Kazmir Monday isn't a time you should trust Victorino for your FantasyScore lineups.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPNBoston.com - Gordon Edes

Red Sox | Shane Victorino could return Monday

Fri, 08 May 2015 06:25:25 -0700

Boston Red Sox OF Shane Victorino (hamstring) could return from the disabled list Monday, May 11, after he begins a two-day rehab assignment with Double-A Portland Friday, May 8.

Fantasy Tip: Victorino ($2,500, 5.0% of your cap) returning would move Allen Craig ($2,100, 4.2%) back to the bench. "Wrench" has done very little with Victorino out and is hitting .156 this season.

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Red Sox | Shane Victorino set for rehab Friday

Mon, 04 May 2015 22:21:33 -0700

Boston Red Sox OF Shane Victorino (hamstring) took batting practice and did "more intense running" before the game Monday, May 4, against the Tampa Bay Rays, manager John Farrell said. The team plans on Victorino starting a minor-league rehab stint with Double-A Portland Friday, May 8.

Fantasy Tip: Victorino should be avoided in FantasyScore until he can officially return and prove his health in a game or two without any setbacks.

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Red Sox | Shane Victorino needs rehab assignment

Fri, 01 May 2015 13:33:17 -0700

Boston Red Sox OF Shane Victorino (hamstring) will need a short rehab assignment before he's activated from the disabled list.

Fantasy Tip: With Victorino out, a combination of Allen Craig ($2,100, 4.2% of cap), Brock Holt ($3,100, 6.2% of cap) and Daniel Nava ($1,800, 3.6% of cap) have been filling in in right field. None of the three is worth owning past AL-only leagues, and they're all strictly weak matchup plays at FantasyScore.

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