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PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. — Shane Victorino was out of the Red Sox’ lineup Tuesday with pain in his left side that occurred after Sunday’s game against the Rays.
He had treatment Monday and since has taken batting practice and played catch from 150 feet.
“He feels no residual effects, so, precautionary, we held him out of the lineup today and hopefully he’s back in the lineup tomorrow,” manager John Farrell said. “I wouldn’t say it’s the oblique. Just some general left side soreness.”
Farrell said the Red Sox could keep Victorino in minor league games the rest of the week. That would allow the team to backdate his stint on the disabled list if that becomes necessary.