Shane Victorino missed a couple of games recently with a back issue. Red Sox fans are now feeling lucky that he didn’t experience a setback on Monday night.
The Red Sox outfielder left the game against the White Sox in the sixth inning with what the team is calling left hamstring tightness. In the top of the inning, he squibbed a grounder to third and beat out the throw for an infield hit. There was nothing noticeable about the play, and Victorino even took the field the following half-inning.
It was only then that Red Sox manager John Farrell went out to check on his player with the team’s trainer, at which point Victorino walked back to the dugout and exited the game.
Jonny Gomes entered the game to replace Victorino, with Daniel Nava moving from left field to right field.