A one-run lead collapsed in the seventh when the Red Sox surrendered four runs to Tampa Bay in 6-4 series opener loss.
Shane Victorino did not play for the Pawtucket Red Sox on Thursday, but the Red Sox still expect the outfielder to be back in their lineup this weekend.
Boston Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington remains convinced the defending World Series champions can rebound from a disappointing start without a massive roster overhaul.
The Red Sox outfield has been historically bad in 2014, but SI’s Joe Sheehan says bats are not hard to find via mid-season trades.
Mike Napoli tried to play through a dislocated finger he suffered back in April, but now the Boston first baseman finds himself the latest member of the Red Sox to land on the disabled list.
The Boston Red Sox announced Saturday that the team has placed outfielder Shane Victorino on the 15-day disabled list with a right hamstring strain.
Changes are coming for the Red Sox lineup, and who could help from down on the farm?
Shane Victorino had three hits and knocked in four runs, and David Ortiz homered and doubled in the Sox win.
Shane Victorino had four hits and his first two RBIs of the season, John Lackey pitched eight strong innings and the Boston Red Sox beat the slumping Tampa Bay Rays 7-4 on a chilly Tuesday night.
Third baseman Will Middlebrooks has been activated off the 15-day disabled list and is in the lineup for Boston’s game against the Blue Jays on Friday night.