Saint Anthony graduate and Red Sox right fielder Shane Victorino is headed back to the disabled list for the third time this season.
Victorino re-injured his lower back on Wednesday running out a ground ball in Boston’s (update) loss to the Blue Jays, prompting a 15-day disabled list stint, retroactive to Thursday.
The Flyin’ Hawaiian had been on fire since his July 19th return from a 56-day DL stay, hitting .343 in nine games.
Manager John Farrell told ESPN.com today “Still some low back tightness the other night. Pending the results of the MRI, it will give us some definitive source of action going forward.” Later asked if the injury would require surgery, Farrell replied “Whatever is recommended for Vic to get back to full strength and if we can use the remaining months in this calendar year to our advantage, we’ll see if that makes sense.”
The Red Sox are 12.5 games back of first place in the American League East, standing in last place.
Victorino is hitting .268 this season with 12 RBI, having played in just 30 of Boston’s 108 games this season.