Red Sox place outfielder Victorino on 15-day DL

Posted March 31, 2014, at 7:52 p.m.
Boston Red Sox right fielder Shane Victorino.
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Boston Red Sox right fielder Shane Victorino.

The Boston Red Sox placed outfielder Shane Victorino on the 15-day disabled list Monday, retroactive to March 30, with a right hamstring strain.

To fill his spot on the 25-man roster, the club recalled outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr. from Triple-A Pawtucket.

Victorino was injured while running the bases during Saturday’s Grapefruit League finale against the Minnesota Twins in Fort Myers, Fla.

The 33-year-old batted .250 with three doubles, an RBI and three runs in 10 spring training games.

Bradley, 23, went 9-for-57 (.158) with four doubles, one triple, five RBIs and two runs in 19 games this spring.

Red Sox to visit White House Tuesday

The Red Sox will be off on Tuesday and will be honored for their 2013 World Series title in a ceremony at the White House with President Barack Obama.

The players, as they did when visiting the White House in 2005 and 2008, will also visit military veterans at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center.

Boston gets back on the field for 7 p.m. games on Wednesday and Thursday against the Orioles before beginning a three-game home series against the Milwaukee Brewers at 2 p.m. Friday at Fenway Park in Boston.

Breslow eager to return

Red Sox left-handed reliever Craig Breslow is eager to get back in the lineup after starting the second straight season on the disabled list. He is hoping to return earlier than last season’s May 6 return.

Breslow, who is suffering from a left shoulder strain, pitched in an instrasquad game in Fort Myers, Fla., and then joined the team in Baltimore. He will next pitch in a Triple-A game at Pawtucket (R.I.) Thursday.

 

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