Shane Victorino RF BOS 2 Months

Victorino (back) was reinstated from the 60-day disabled list Friday, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports.

Victorino was expected to be ready for the start of spring training, and his activation all but guarantees that will be the case. He had only 123 at-bats in 2014, collecting just two home runs and 12 RBI.

Shane Victorino RF BOS 3 Months

Victorino (back) is progressing as expected.

Victorino is on track to being fully recovered once spring training begins. The right fielder missed much of the 2014 season, seeing only 123 at-bats with two home runs and 12 RBI. With months of rehab ahead of him, he has some ways to go before becoming an effective everyday player once again.

Shane Victorino RF BOS 3 Months

Victorino (back) was transferred to the 60-day DL on Monday.

With Triple-A pitching prospect Matt Barnes joining the big league club Monday, the Sox will move Victorino to the 60-day DL to clear room on the 40-man roster. Victorino, who underwent surgery last week, is expected to be ready for spring training.

Shane Victorino RF BOS 5 Months

Victorino had successful back surgery Tuesday and is expected to be ready for spring training, the Boston Herald's Michael Silverman reports.

He will need 3-to-4 months of rehab to recover from the surgery, but the team is optimistic that he'll be fully recovered by next spring. It will be interesting to see what the Red Sox do in the offseason, with a variety of outfield pieces on the books for the 2015 season, in addition to talented youngsters who will need somewhere to play.

Shane Victorino RF BOS 5 Months

Victorino (back) will undergo surgery in Los Angeles on Tuesday, the Boston Herald reports.

The surgery will mean the end of Victorino's injury-plagued season, during which he's played only 30 games while battling hamstring and back ailments. In 123 at-bats, Victorino slashed .268/.303/.382 with two home runs and 12 RBI. His absence over the remaining two month of the season should clear the way for Yoenes Cespedes to be the everyday right fielder.

Shane Victorino RF BOS 5 Months

Shane Victorino not in the Red Sox starting lineup on Saturday.

Victorino is getting a breather after playing in four consecutive games. The Red Sox want to give him a rest here and there in order to keep him healthy for the remainder of the season. Expect him to return on Sunday.

Shane Victorino RF BOS 5 Months

Shane Victorino went 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBI against the Rays on Friday.

Victorino hit a solo homer in the second inning -- his first home run since May 21 -- and later added an RBI single in the sixth. The 33-year-old is now hitting .435 (10-for-23) over six games since coming off the disabled list. It's been a long wait, but he's worth owning in most mixed leagues now that he's finally healthy.

Shane Victorino RF BOS 5 Months

Shane Victorino singled three times in four at-bats, scoring once, but the Red Sox suffered a defeat to the Blue Jays on Tuesday.

Victorino has been swinging a hot bat in three games since returning from the disabled list, hitting safely in each contest. He now has six hits in 11 plate appearances, though only one of those six hits has gone for extra bases (a double). It's been an injury-plagued year for Victorino, and he's only slashing .275/.303/.382 with one home run, 10 RBI, and two stolen bases in 110 plate appearances.

Shane Victorino RF BOS 5 Months

Shane Victorino is back in Tuesday's lineup against the Blue Jays.

Victorino took a seat Monday, but he's back in right field on Tuesday. Brock Holt will make the start in center field while Jackie Bradley, Jr. will be on the bench.

Shane Victorino RF BOS 5 Months

Red Sox activated OF Shane Victorino from the 15-day disabled list.

Victorino will bat sixth for the Red Sox in his return to the active roster on Saturday night. He's played in just 21 games this season but finally appears to be past the back and hamstring injuries that have plagued him. Victorino should provide decent fantasy value down the stretch. Mookie Betts was optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket in a corresponding roster move.