Red Sox right fielder Shane Victorino missed 15 days earlier this season with a right hamstring strain and then had to be scratched from two games this past week due to tightness in his left calf. That calf injury is now being called a strain, and it is sending him back yet again to the 15-day disabled list.
Brian MacPherson, the Red Sox beat writer at the Providence Journal, shares the roster move …
Shane Victorino (calf) to the DL. Red Sox call up utility infielder Jeff Bianchi from Pawtucket.
— Brian MacPherson (@brianmacp) May 24, 2015
Victorino has appeared in just 50 of a possible 205 games over the last two seasons due to a variety of leg and back problems. This latest absence will give Rusney Castillo, who was recalled from Triple-A Pawtucket on May 22, a good opportunity to show whether he’s ready to be an everyday big leaguer.
If Castillo plays to his potential, Victorino might not have a starting job when his health returns.