Victorino (back) out for first game vs. Royals

Victorino (back) out for first game vs. Royals
April 21, 2013, 12:45 pm
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BOSTON -- Right fielder Shane Victorino, who left Saturday’s game with lower-back tightness, is not in the lineup for Sunday's first game against the Royals in today's day-night doubleheader.
                                                              
“He feels improved from yesterday and last night, yet there’s still some tightness in the low back,” John Farrell said. “So he is day to day, and we’ll hold him out to continue to get treatment.”
 
Farrell did not completely rule out Victorino for the second game.
 
“We’ll find out later as we get through the day, but he’s not ready for game one,” he said.