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Red Sox lineup gets shuffled after Victorino trip to DL

The news of the day is that the Red Sox placed outfielder Shane Victorino on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to Sunday, with a right hamstring strain. Manager John Farrell said before the game today the MRI on Victorino revealed a Grade 1 right hamstring strain and the club would have a better read on the injury in 7-10 days to see how it responds to treatment.

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BALTIMORE -- We're getting ready for first pitch here in Baltimore.

The news of the day is that the Red Sox placed outfielder Shane Victorino on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to Sunday, with a right hamstring strain. Manager John Farrell said before the game today the MRI on Victorino revealed a Grade 1 right hamstring strain and the club would have a better read on the injury in 7-10 days to see how it responds to treatment.

The give the Sox the depth they need in the outfield, Jackie Bradley Jr. was recalled from Triple-A Pawtucket to fill Victorino's spot on the 25-man roster. Bradley will not be in the starting lineup for the opener as Farrell elected to go with Mike Carp in left and Daniel Nava in right. Farrell said there will be an ongoing rotation in right field but he wanted to get Carp's left-handed bat in the lineup today and while having the right-handed bat of Jonny Gomes off the bench. Bradley hit .189 in 37 games last season.

"Vic will be missed, but we have players ready to step in," Farrell said. The 33-year-old Victorino only saw action in 10 spring training games before going down with the injury.

Victorino appeared to injure himself while running the bases Saturday in the Red Sox final exhibition game against the Twins. He won a Gold Glove last season and batted .294 with 15 home runs, 61 RBIs and 21 stolen bases.

With the departure of team-leading base stealer Jacoby Ellsbury to the Yankees and having Victorino out of the lineup, Farrell conceded it would be a bit tough on the Red Sox running game but stressed that the team focuses on success rate vs. total number of steals on the base paths.

After a two year absence from baseball due to injuries, Grady Sizemore will be making his much-anticipated debut in center field today. "It will be a special moment for him as it would be for any player who had the game taken away from him."

Check out the video embedded about for pregame thoughts from me and the Globe's Dan Shaughnessy.