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#RedSox manager John Farrell hopes to get RF @ShaneVictorino back on Friday:
If Victorino's strained lower back handles on-field batting practice well, he could play on Friday in Texas.
"That's the tentative plan," manager John Farrell said. "Whether or not he's coming out of BP tomorrow and he's available for tomorrow night's game remains to be seen. But optimistically we're looking at Friday at Texas."
Victorino has been out if the lineup for six consecutive games and eight of the last 11 because of the injury. It seems unlikely the Red Sox would send him out to play on the AstroTurf of the Rogers Centre on Thursday.