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Shane Victorino focusing on core work

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FORT MYERS, Fla. — As his teammates were taking batting practice inside JetBlue Park Tuesday morning, right fielder Shane Victorino was walking out the clubhouse door with physical therapist Dan Dyrek to work on one of the back fields.

The Red Sox have had six full-squad spring training workouts and Victorino has been a part-time participant as he recovers from surgery on his right thumb.

On Tuesday, manager John Farrell revealed that there is a second physical issue.

“He went through two really good days of work,” said Farrell. “Coming out of swinging the bat off the tee, soft toss, and some light BP, we felt there were some other things we needed to address just from core strengthening and he’s going through that right now.”

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