Injured Red Sox RF Victorino could miss opener
Boston Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino during a spring training workout Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
Red Sox right fielder Shane Victorino was sent back to Boston to have his right hamstring examined, leaving his status for today’s season opener in doubt.
Victorino strained his hamstring while running the bases in Saturday’s exhibition finale. He accompanied the team to Baltimore over the weekend, but left for Boston yesterday to receive an MRI.
Manager John Farrell said Victorino would also receive “a full workup and exam” this morning.
Farrell said the outfielder could return to Baltimore in time for today’s 3 p.m. game – if he is not placed on the disabled list.
Farrell said no contingency plan has been put in place to fill Victorino’s place on the roster.
Victorino batted .294 with 15 homers and 61 RBI in 122 games last season for the defending World Series champions. He spent time on the disabled list with a strained left hamstring.