Prior to Saturday night’s game against the Royals, the Red Sox will activate Shane Victorino off the disabled list. Victorino is in the starting lineup, batting sixth and playing in right field.
“This is what it’s all about. Work hard. You try to do what you got to do to get back as quick as you can,” Victorino said. “Unfortunately there were some setbacks. I’m here. I’m at this point where I worked hard to get to where I’m at. As I said I’m going to continue to work hard to be the best player I can be. Go out there and do what I can to make this team better. But I’m not the guy. I’m not the answer. I’m not the guy that’s going to go out there and carry the load.”
Rookie Mookie Betts will be optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket to make room for Victorino on the roster.