RED SOX PLACE OUTFIELDER SHANE VICTORINO
ON 15-DAY DISABLED LIST
Recall Right-Handed Pitcher Matt Barnes from Triple-A Pawtucket
BOSTON, MA – The Boston Red Sox today placed outfielder Shane Victorino on the 15-day disabled list (retroactive to April 23) with a right hamstring strain. To fill his spot on the 25-man roster, right-handed pitcher Matt Barnes was recalled from Triple-A Pawtucket
Vitorino, 34, has played 12 games for the Red Sox this season, all in right field, going 5-for-35 (.143) with three runs scored, a double, two RBI, six walks, two stolen bases, and a .302 on-base percentage. He was removed from Wednesday night’s game in Tampa Bay with right hamstring tightness in the fifth inning. In 2014, he was limited to 30 major league games due to three stints on the disabled list with two different injuries, and underwent season-ending back surgery on August 5. In 1,240 career major league games between the San Diego Padres (2003), Philadelphia Phillies (2005-2012), Los Angeles Dodgers (2012), and Red Sox (2013-15), the two-time All-Star has hit .276 with 228 doubles, 68 triples, 107 home runs, 484 RBI, and 226 stolen bases.