Victorino's back injured yet again

Sam Galanis
Contributing Writer

Add Shane Victorino to the ever-growing list of injured Red Sox. Victorino ran into the wall (again) while catching a foul ball off the bat of Torii Hunter in the bottom of the fourth inning Sunday and came out of the game in the eighth with back tightness (again).

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Victorino, who is no stranger to the bench and the disabled list this season, will be re-examined today when the Sox return home for a day off.

As frustrating as it is to see Victorino bounce back and forth from the bench to the field, his effort has to be admired. He has played through the pain, showing the range in right field that the Sox were looking for while also providing a little bit of run support. Not to mention, Daniel Nava came in for Victorino last night, and we saw how well that went.

There’s no word yet on what’s expected to happen to Victorino. Even John Farrell had little to offer according to

"General soreness, general tightness," Farrell said. "He caught the ball and ran into the wall. That's why he couldn't swing the bat in his final at-bat. He's done that on a number of occasions. We'll get a full workup on him tomorrow."

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