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Back Surgery Ends Victorino’s 2014 Season

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Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

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BOSTON (CBS) — The 2014 season has ended early for Red Sox right fielder Shane Victorino.

Victorino underwent season-ending back surgery in Los Angeles on Tuesday.

Back tightness caused the 33-year-old landed on the disabled list for the third time this season last Friday. That lingering back injury, along with hamstring issues, limited Victorino to just 30 games this season. In his limited playing time, he hit .268 with two home runs and 12 RBI.

Victorino Tweeted out the following message just prior to Tuesday’s procedure:

Victorino has one more year left on his contract with the Red Sox.

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