What to expect: The Red Sox are getting an above-average right fielder and someone who can play center field if need be should Jacoby Ellsbury end up elsewhere. The 32-year-old stole a career-high 39 bases last season. Victorino is not a middle-of-the-order bat or a power threat. The Red Sox are locking Victorino into a corner outfield slot for the next three seasons and it’s not clear if he will get the team closer to contention.
Who he replaces: Cody Ross has a good season for the Red Sox in 2012, bashing 23 home runs and 34 doubles and showcasing the dirt dog attitude that Trot Nixon made famous at the position. Victorino is a better fielder but doesn?t have the power.