Shane Victorino pulled Saturday with soreness in left calf


The amount of high profiles injuries this spring was absurd. Now it’s carrying over into the regular season.

From’s Todd Zolecki comes word that Phillies center fielder Shane Victorino had to be pulled from the club’s Saturday evening tilt against the Astros due to soreness in his left calf.

Victorino collided with fellow Phillies outfielder Ben Francisco in the top of the fourth inning while chasing down a fly ball. The team isn’t saying yet whether that collision caused the injury, but it’s probably a safe assumption.

Victorino finished 2-for-3 as Philadelphia’s leadoff hitter. He was replaced in the sixth inning by John Mayberry and told reporters after the game that he doesn’t expect to miss much time.

Johan Camargo will start season on disabled list

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Braves third baseman Johan Camargo will begin the regular season on the disabled list with a strained side and back, David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. Camargo suffered the injury last week in a Grapefruit League game against the Blue Jays and hasn’t played since.

With Camargo out, Rio Ruiz will likely play third base in his place, as well Charlie Culberson and Danny Santana. O’Brien notes that had Camargo not been injured, the Braves likely would’ve left Ruiz off the roster in favor of an extra outfielder or third catcher.

Camargo had a solid rookie season for the Braves in 2017, batting .299/.331/.452 across 82 games. Ruiz did not fare as well, batting .193/.283/.307 in 53 games.