Shane Victorino
Shane Victorino

Shane Victorino (LF,RF)

Chicago Cubs

Bats: B   Throws: R

Shane Victorino is back in the Cubs' lineup as the DH after being out with a calf injury. (Source: Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: There is no fantasy relevance with Victorino. Unless the rest of your outfield is injured, keep Shane on waivers.

Category: Injury Updates

Shane Victorino traded to Angels

Mon, Jul 27th 6:24pm EDT
By John Aubin

Shane Victorino has been traded to the Angels for infielder Josh Rutledge, Brian MacPherson of the Providence Journal reports. (Source: Brian McPherson on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This should be a good opportunity for Shane Victorino to play every day on a contending team. If Victorino stays healthy he could become a fantasy option.

Shane Victorino went 1-for-5 with an RBI and two stolen bases in Sunday's loss to the Yankees.

Fantasy Impact: Shane Victorino is in a platoon right now and playing three to four games a week. It looks like the Red Sox want to keep it that way to keep him fresh through the season. He is not playing enough to be fantasy relevant.

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Shane Victorino is back in action

Sat, Jul 4th 11:26pm EDT
By John Aubin

Shane Victorino went 2-for-4 with two runs scored on Saturday in the win against the Astros.

Fantasy Impact: This was Shane Victorino's first action since coming off the DL on Friday. He had a nice game on Saturday but don't bother running to pick him up. He is in a platoon with Alejandro De Aza and could likely end up hurt again.

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Shane Victorino has rehab delayed

Wed, Jun 10th 6:51am EDT
By John Aubin

Red Sox manager John Farrell said they are trying to get Victorino (calf) "through the final stages of physical testing" and have delayed the outfielder's rehabilitation assignment, the Boston Globe reports. Farrell said those final stages includes additional intensity and a lot of change-of-direction. (Source: Boston Globe)

Fantasy Impact: The Red Sox are taking their time with Shane Victorino's recovery from his calf injury. And when he is finally back with the team, he will probably be a part time or platoon player. Victorino's days of being productive for fantasy owners are over. If you have him stashed on the DL, he can be dropped.

Category: , Injury Updates

Shane Victorino went back on the disabled list Sunday (5/24) due to his left calf. Its Victorino's second trip to the DL this season. Boston's right fielder had been hitting around .400 since he returned from his last stint on May 11th. (Source: Ryan Hannable -

Fantasy Impact: Victorino's most recent set back is a tough one to swallow for both the player and the team. Boston's line-up is clearly better with a healthy and productive Victorino, but without that the Red Sox will need to move on to some else like Rusney Castillo. Even when he returns Victorino will have very little fantasy appeal beyond the occasional DFS start.

Category: , Injury Updates

Boston outfielder Shane Victorino was activated from the disabled list and started in right field Monday in Oakland. Victorino went 0-for-4 and was replaced by Jackie Bradley Jr. who walked once.

Fantasy Impact: At the start of the season Shane Victorino offered some intriguing fantasy value as he appeared to be healthy and typically capable of providing some power and some speed. However, before hitting the disabled list he wasn't providing much of either to go with a .128 BA. While Victorino won't be this bad all year, he will likely struggle to stay healthy. Unless he gets real, real hot don't give him a second thought on the waiver wire.

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Shane Victorino (hamstring) will begin a rehab assignment with Double-A Portland on Friday, the Boston Globe reports. (Source: Boston Globe)

Fantasy Impact: Shane Victorino's rehab assignment will go through the weekend and if everything goes right, he should join the club next week. Do not run and pick him up. Victorino had a slow start to the season before the injury and could be in a platoon situation when he comes back.

Category: , Injury Updates

Shane Victorino (hamstring) remains out of the lineup Saturday against the Orioles, CSNNE's Sean McAdam reports. (Source: Sean McAdam on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Shane Victorino has had a history of hamstring problems having been sidelined six separate times in the last two seasons. Overall it is hard to trust Victorino to stay healthy. It will be hard to own Victorino this year between health and a deep Sox team, he will be missing plenty of games.

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Shane Victorino was scratched from Saturday's lineup due to soreness in his ribs, Ian Browne of reports. (Source: Ian Browne on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Shane Victorino hurt his ribs crashing into the right field wall on Friday night and the injury is lingering into Saturday as he is being held out of the lineup. It currently sounds like a day to day injury but keep updated in case it turns into a disabled list stay.

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Shane Victorino had two walks and a stolen base in five plate appearances Monday in Boston's 8-0 win over Philadelphia.

Fantasy Impact: With all the hype the Red Son young outfielders Rusney Castillo and Mookie Betts are getting coming into the season, Shane Victorino could be getting overlooked. He will be the starting right fielder and should play everyday. As long as he stays healthy he will hit double digits in steals and home runs. Keep an eye on Victorino if he is on your waiver wire.

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As spring training winds down, Farrell can't contain himself about just how capable Victorino has looked this spring. Barring injury in the final few days, Farrell is going to start Victorino in right field on Opening Day in Philadelphia. No matter how much the Red Sox paid to land Rusney Castillo just weeks after Victorino went under the knife, Victorino remains too impactful a player at his best for the team to cast aside. (Source: Providence Journal)

Fantasy Impact: With Victorino starting the season as the opening day starter in right field, Rusney Castillo will most likely open the season in Triple-A to get everyday at-bats to be ready for a call-up to Boston. If you draft Castillo stash him away until he is recalled. Victorino is not worthy of a draft selection coming off offseason back surgery.

Six months removed from major back surgery, hindered at the start of the exhibition schedule and forced to abandon switch-hitting a week ago, it's been a challenging spring for Shane Victorino. But with the April 6 opener in sight, Victorino leaves no doubt about his readiness for the season. Asked how much he expected to be able to play early in the season, Victorino answered without doubt or hestitation. "Every day,'' said Victorino, who seemed surprised by the question. "Just because I haven't done it here doesn't mean I'm not ready. [Thursday] was my best day, physically. I feel like everything's going in the right direction, physically -- my legs, running. I feel like I can go everyday, but obviously I have to show it here or show the consistency of it." (Source: CSNNE)

Fantasy Impact: In the last couple of seasons Shane Victorino has earned the tag "injury prone". Routinely drafted in the top ten rounds of fantasy drafts, Victorino has now slid to an average ADP of 324. The Red Sox currently have Victorino pegged for the starting right field job. Keep an eye on him. He could get hot and be a good add early in the season. But also be prepared for a possible injury and trip to the disabled list.

Shane Victorino said Saturday that he's once again ditching switch-hitting and will bat only from the right side in 2015. (Source: Ian Browne on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Shane Victorino is currently struggling from both sides of the plate in spring training. But he is hoping the change from switch hitting will help to increase his numbers at the plate this season. It also could lead him into a platoon with the depth of outfielders the Red Sox have this season. Victorino is a risky pick in fantasy drafts with his injury history and the talent that Boston has in their outfield.

Shane Victorino managed an 0-for-2 spot against the Twins Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact: That drops his Spring Training average down to .077 as he is just 1-for-13. He is penciled in as a starter for Boston, but with a healthy Castillo, look for that situation to change by Opening Day.

Shane Victorino (leg) emerged from Tuesday's game with no issues, Brian MacPherson of the Providence Journal reports. (Source: Brain MacPherson on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Shane Victorino had been sidelined for the past few days with what was described as general soreness. Victorino is a risk in fantasy drafts as he has had a hard time staying healthy since joining the Red Sox in 2013.

Shane Victorino felt tightness in his legs after sliding into the bag while going from first to third on a single in Friday night's game, reports. (Source: WEEI)

Fantasy Impact: Shane Victorino has the inside track to be the starting rightfielder for the Red Sox this season. But his problem in his time with Boston has been being able to stay healthy. And health issues are already popping up in spring training. This is a minor injury but anybody drafting Victorino in fantasy drafts must be prepared for possible injuries this season.

Red Sox manager John Farrell said Friday that, as long as he's healthy, Shane Victorino is "our right fielder." (Source: Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The big thing with John Farrell's statement is if Shane Victorino is healthy. That is something Victorino has not been in his time with Boston. In the two years with Red Sox he has played a total of 153 games. And he is not getting younger coming into the season at 34 years old. Victorino should be available at the end of fantasy drafts and may be worth a grab to see if he can pull together a healthy season as he does contribute to multiple categories including home runs and steals.

Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino says he has “never in my life” showed up early for spring training, but that changed Wednesday afternoon, when he walked into Sox camp here a week before the team is scheduled to hold its first full-squad workout. There’s a message attached to his early arrival. Victorino said he is ready to take on 22-year-old Mookie Betts in what he termed a “friendly competition” to be the team’s starting right fielder, a job that was exclusively Victorino’s until hamstring and back injuries led to season-ending back surgery last Aug. 5. Given his age (34) and the seriousness of the surgery -- Dr. Robert Watkins performed a lumbar discectomy to repair a herniated disc in his back, which had led to weakness in his legs -- there have been some questions whether Victorino can mount a successful comeback. Victorino is determined to answer those questions in the affirmative. (Source: ESPN Boston)

Fantasy Impact: This is the first year that Shane Victorino has felt pressure for his starting job. And he should feel it. Mookie Betts is a serious threat to his job as starting right fielder. It is great that he is coming in healthy and ready to go. But that last few years Victorino has not been able to stay injury free through a whole season. Victorino should be available at the end of fantasy drafts but should be avoided as his best years are behind him.

Back. Hamstring. Thumb. As far as Shane Victorino is concerned, all such worries are in the past. The Red Sox outfielder reports that everything in regard to his offseason training following back surgery has gone according to plan. Victorino wrote in a text Sunday: “So far full go. Picking up swinging this week. Throwing every day, and lifting, etc. So far, so good.” While much focus has been placed on the emergence of rookie outfielders Rusney Castillo and Mookie Betts when trying to project the right field and center field for the Red Sox, it should be noted the importance of a healthy Victorino. On a few occasions — including earlier this offseason – Victorino has proclaimed himself the starting right fielder for the Red Sox. And, even with the promise displayed by Castillo and Betts, if the 34-year-old offers his 2013 offensive and defensive production he could easily be classified as the team’s best all-around outfielder when healthy. (Source: WEEI)

Fantasy Impact: Shane Victorino's first two seasons with the Red Sox have been filled with a slew of injuries. He played 122 games in 2013 and only 30 in 2014. If Victorino can stay healthy he provides power and speed. But with age and his history his is a risk for fantasy owners. Also in question is if the Red Sox cut back his playing time in an effort to keep him injury free. With the Red Sox depth they do not have to count on him as an everyday player. In fantasy drafts this year, let someone else take on the risk of drafting Victorino.