Friday, February 28, 2014

Shane Victorino Vexed By 'Core Strength' Issues

(Keith Allison Via Flickr)
Red Sox brass are 'poo-poo-ing' it, but the fact is that Shane Victorino has been held back from normal Spring Training activities with vaguely-defined 'core strength' issues. The right-fielder has been spending his days with the Red Sox training staff. According to manager John Farrell this is because "we saw some needs, and we're addressing those right now. He continues to throw. We're doing some running. We're just addressing the overall core strength." OK. The team says it's confident that Victorino will be in the Opening Day line-up at Camden Yards—about one month from today.