Victorino 'frustrated' with hamstring tightness

Victorino 'frustrated' with hamstring tightness
May 21, 2013, 10:30 am
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CHICAGO –  Shane Victorino’s frustration was obvious. In his words. In his face.
 
The Red Sox 6-4 loss to the White Sox Monday night was only part of the reason.
 
Victorino left the game in the bottom of the sixth  inning with tightness in his left hamstring.  In the top of the sixth, with two outs, he reached base, beating out groundball to the third base side of the mound. On Dustin Pedroia’s fly ball to center field, Victorino raced around the bases, in case the ball fell in for a hit. Instead Alejandro De Aza reeled it in to end the inning.
 
Victorino went out to right for the bottom of the inning, but he was very quickly followed by manager John Farrell and a trainer. Before the inning  began, Victorino walked off, slowly and very gingerly.
 
It was announced later that he had felt tightness in his left hamstring.
 
“Obviously, it’s just another frustration,” Victorino said. “Hopefully, it’s going to be fine.”
 
“I beat out that infield hit, going first to third on Pedroia’s deep fly ball, I just felt like my leg wasn’t, I felt something grab and I tried to keep running. And I felt like my leg wasn’t, I didn’t have the strength that I usually have trying to pull my leg up. I felt something grab and I was a little worried.
 
“But after talking with the trainers and having them look at it, it’s something mild. That’s what we’re determining right now. So it’s a – phew - obviously you can tell the frustration. I just want answers to why. I don’t know if it’s all connected but again just another bump in the road.”
 
He has not had an issue before with his left hamstring, but in 2011 he was on the disabled list from May 20 – June 2 with a right hamstring strain.
 
Victorino missed seven games from April 25 - May 2 with a lower back strain. He left Thursday’s game in the top of the ninth and missed the next two games with a sore back after crashing into outfield walls a couple of times last week.

Victorino said his back was not bothering him.
 
“No, actually not in the back area, but they’re all connected,” he said. “So starting to wonder if this is all connected. I don’t have an answer, but just going to see how it feels tomorrow. I didn’t want to make it worse.
 
“Simply frustrated, that’s all.”
 
While it is too early to determine if Victorino would play Tuesday, it is probably unlikely.
 
“Yeah, day to day,” said manager John Farrell. “Obviously given all that he’s been dealing with, we’ll stay on the cautious side of it.”
 
“I have no idea,” Victorino said. “I don’t have an answer to that. Who knows.
 
“It’s definitely frustrating. It just seems like if it ain't one thing it’s another right now. They all say it’s all connected. I think that’s what’s frustrating for me: What is it? I just want to get all back to being all healthy and being out there and being a healthy player and feeling good.  But I don’t think this is anything serious, nor do the trainers. So we’ll see how it feels tomorrow and we’ll go from there.”