Victorino to play full game in Pawtucket Wednesday

Victorino to play full game in Pawtucket Wednesday
June 18, 2014, 1:00 pm
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BOSTON - Shane Victorino is trying to rehab his hamstring strain down in Pawtucket. Mother Nature did not cooperate with that Tuesday.

The PawSox were forced to suspend play during the fourth inning on Tuesday. Victorino got in two at-bats, lining out to left field in the 1st inning and reaching on an error by the shortstop in the 3rd.

After reaching base, he advanced to second on a wild pitch, tagged up to third on a fly ball to right field, and scored on a home run.

Victorino has played in three games so far, but played just five innings in each of the first two, and three on Tuesday.

He's expected to play one full game on Wednesday, where the Sox will have a better idea of where he's at.

"Were still somewhat incomplete because of the schedule being interrupted," John Farrell said, "and still trying to get a full read on how he reacts and responds to a full nine-inning game. We haven't gotten there yet."

Farrell said there's still a chance Victorino is activated for the series in Oakland or Seattle.


While Brock Holt could probably play left field and right field at the same time for the Sox, John Farrell must choose one.

It doesn't sound like a tough decision for him, though. Farrell likes Daniel Nava in left, and can utilize Holt's superpowers in right.

"I think Daniel has done such a good job in becoming a very good left fielder," Farrell said. "He plays both fine, but the fact he's got more familiarity with the wall here in left field, and then we've got a chance to take advantage of the range of Brock in right field just more ground to cover with the foot speed. Even with a much less games played in right field, still feel like that gives us our best range to cover."

If any balls get lost in the sun today - whether it's in center field or at third base - expect Holt to at least attempt to make a play on it.