Chris Mascaro
Monday March 31st, 2014

Shane Victorino (Eliot J. Schechter/Getty Images) Shane Victorino is a career .277 hitter in 10 big league seasons. (Eliot J. Schechter/Getty Images)

The Red Sox put right fielder Shane Victorino on the 15-day disabled list with a right hamstring strain just hours before their opener in Baltimore on Monday, the team announced.

Jackie Bradley Jr. was recalled from Triple-A Pawtucket, but he won't start on Monday. Daniel Nava will shift from left field to right and Mike Carp will start in left.

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Victorino, 33, felt the hamstring grab running the bases on a double Saturday afternoon. He only played 10 games this spring after undergoing nerve release surgery in his right thumb in December.

The 23-year-old Bradley is quickly back with the team after he was optioned to Triple-A after losing the center field competition to Grady Sizemore.

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. The move is retroactive to Sunday, but Victorino will still miss a minimum of 13 games.

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