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Shane Victorino has thumb surgery

Posted by Matt Pepin, Boston.com Staff  December 16, 2013 08:57 PM

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Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino had surgery on his right thumb on Monday, the team announced.

The nerve release surgery was performed by Dr. Thomas Graham in Cleveland. The Red Sox said Victorino is expected to be ready for spring training.

Victorino's thumb injury was one of several he dealt with during the season, his first with the Red Sox. The 33-year-old switch-hitter also had hamstring and back injuries.

Victorino played in 122 games, batting .294 with 15 home runs and 61 RBIs. Manager John Farrell gave him some extra days off in September to heal up for the playoffs.

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