Victorino return on West Coast trip grows unlikely

Victorino return on West Coast trip grows unlikely
June 21, 2014, 5:00 pm
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OAKLAND -- On a rehab assignment, Shane Victorino remained out of the Pawtucket lineup to get treatment, and now the plan the Red Sox had to have him join the team while they're on the West Coast may not be feasible.

"He'll have another day of treatment [Saturday] and re-engage in BP tomorrow,'' said John Farrell. "That's where we are right now. I wouldn't catergorize it as a setback. We have to cautiously get to a point before we overload him.''

The Sox have three games in Seattle beginning Monday, and given that Victorino, recovering from a hamstring injury, has just six at-bats on rehab so far, it would be assumed that he would need to play at least two games -- at minimum -- before being cleared to return.

"Tougher [to see] in terms of the West Coast timetable,'' admitted Farrell, "but we're not ruling it out yet.''

Victorino began the season on the disabled list, returned for 21 games, then returned to the DL in late May.