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Victorino leaves with 'mild' hamstring injury

Posted by Peter Abraham, Globe Staff  May 21, 2013 12:31 AM

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CHICAGO — Shane Victorino came out of Monday night's game in the sixth inning with a tight left hamstring. He reached on an infield single and then felt the muscle grab when he went from first to third on a deep fly ball hit by Dustin Pedroia that was the third out.

Victorino moved slowly out to right field after the inning but came out of the game after manager John Farrell and a trainer went to speak to him.

“I was a little worried. But after talking with the trainers and having them look at it, it’s something mild,” Victorino said.

Victorino missed two games earlier in the road trip because of a back injury. That came after missing seven games with a back injury that occurred on April 24. The hamstring injury is not necessarily a result of that, but there could be a connection.

“You can tell the frustration,” Victorino said after sighing. “I just want answers why.”

It is unlikely Victorino will play on Tuesday.

“Given all he is dealing with, we’ll stay on the cautious side of this,” Farrell said.

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