Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino has season-ending back surgery
Victorino, in his second season with the Red Sox, played only 30 games this season because of back and hamstring issues.
The 33-year-old missed the first three weeks of the season. He returned to action on April 24 and played until he re-aggravated his hamstring on May 23. Victorino returned from the disabled list again on July 19 and batted .344 in nine games before back ailments forced him to the disabled list again.
Victorino is under contract for next season. He tweeted a picture of himself before his surgery Tuesday:
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