Another day, another potential injury. Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino, whose kamikaze style in right field has already made him a fan favorite, was taken to Mass. General after yesterday’s 12-4 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays with sore ribs following a hard collision with the right field fence. Victorino was attempting to make a spectacular leaping catch of Emilio Bonifacio’s home run into the bullpen in the fourth inning when he ran out of real estate, and slammed into the wall as he raised his arm to attempt the catch. The force of the collision knocked Victorino’s glove into the visiting bullpen and left him crumpled in a heap on the warning track. Though he remained in the game briefly, he was replaced to start the seventh. “The way Shane hit the wall, he started to stiffen up as the game went on,” manager John Farrell said. “And given what he’s been dealing with, lower back-wise, we weren’t going to take any chances further today.” Victorino barely avoided the disabled list after injuring his back against the A’s on April 24. He ended up missing eight games before returning to hit .343 in the 10 games since. There was no immediate word on his condition last night, though Farrell sounded hopeful after the game. “Everything points to him being ready for Tuesday,” Farrell said. Ross to seven-day DL One day after taking a pair of hard foul balls to the mask, catcher David Ross was placed on the seven-day concussion disabled list and replaced by Ryan Lavarnway.
Victorino suffers another injury after wall collision
Boston Herald | May 13