BOSTON -- The fans really get into Shane Victorino's walk-up music, "Three Little Birds" by Bob Marley. But they won't hear it playing from the speakers Friday night at Fenway Park.
The Red Sox certainly hope that "every little thing's gonna be all right" with Victorino, though, as he'll miss the game due to a nagging left knee injury.
According to manager John Farrell, Victorino hurt the knee during a slide last weekend against the Rangers. He got an MRI on it prior to Friday's game.
"Shane came in today and we had a chance to take a look at the left knee that's still bothersome for him," Farrell said. "So he's going to go for some imaging here this afternoon to try to get a better read on what he's dealing with. So at the recommendation of the medical staff, is to hold him out today at a minimum, and hopefully the information we get back is a short-term situation."
Victorino also didn't play in Thursday's 10-inning loss to the Twins.
Grady Sizemore will get the start in right field for the Red Sox, with Jackie Bradley Jr. sticking in center field. Mike Carp gets his second straight start in left field for Boston.
For what it's worth, Victorino seemed to be in good spirits in the Sox clubhouse prior to the game. He spent some time chatting with Patriots wide receivers Julian Edelman and Danny Amendola, who were in there visiting. He also had a little fun with Carp while he was being interviewed by the media.