Shane Victorino cleared to play after examination
|05.13.13 at 2:20 pm ET|
According to a major league source, Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino has been cleared to play Tuesday after being examined at Massachusetts General Hospital Sunday afternoon. All of the X-ray images taken on the outfielder came back negative, showing no damage to his ribs or back.
Victorino was taken to the hospital after colliding with the right field wall after chasing what resulted in Emilio Bonafacio’s fourth-inning home run. The play resulted in the right fielder remaining on the ground for a short while, with Red Sox manager John Farrell and the team’s medical staff running out to the warning track to check on the player. Victorino remained in the game before being removed in the seventh inning.
Victorino had been dealing with back issues since April 25, having just returned to action full-time May 3. Since coming back from the injury, the switch-hitter has hit .348 with a .938 OPS, having gone 1-for-3 before exiting the game Sunday.
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