Red Sox OF Shane Victorino could miss Opening Day with hamstring injury
Victorino begs to differ.
"I'm fine," the 33-year-old said. "I'm ready to go."
Victorino felt the hamstring grab as he rounded first base on a double in Saturday afternoon's game against the Twins. Farrell said the team will wait for the MRI results to make any roster moves, but Jackie Bradley Jr., who was optioned to Triple-A after losing the center field competition to Grady Sizemore, could be back with the team soon.
"He's on call, certainly," Farrell said of Bradley. "But we've got to get Vic checked out first before any kind of roster move is confirmed."
A two-time All-Star, Victorino hit a career-high .294 with 15 homers, 61 RBIs and an .801 OPS in 122 games last season, his first with Boston.
Victorino, who was walking with a slight limp in the clubhouse after the game, has only played 10 games this spring after undergoing nerve release surgery in his right thumb in December.
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