Victorino is questionable for Opening Day for Red Sox

BALTIMORE — Red Sox manager John Farrell termed right fielder Shane Victorino as “questionable” for Opening Day.

Victorino strained his right hamstring running the bases in Saturday’s final spring training game. He accompanied the team to Baltimore but returned to Boston on Sunday morning for an MRI.


Team doctors are scheduled to give Victorino a full examination on Monday morning at Massachusetts General Hospital. Farrell said Victorino could return in time for the 3:05 p.m. game.

“There’s no roster decision. There’s no update to give you at this point,” Farrell said.

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On Saturday, Farrell said that Jackie Bradley Jr. was on call in case Victorino is placed on the disabled list. The roster has to be set by 3 p.m. on Sunday but the Red Sox could make a move on Monday.

Victorino said Saturday that he would be in the lineup. But given his recent injury history and the fact he played only 10 games in spring training, the Red Sox could be cautious.

“Shane’s situation is going to be one of the challenges and things thrown our way that we don’t know what is going to come up against us, or the challenges that we face,” Farrell said.

Peter Abraham can be reached at Follow him on Twitter @peteabe.
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