BALTIMORE — Red Sox right fielder Shane Victorino has been sent back to Boston to have his right hamstring examined, leaving his status for Monday’s opener against the Baltimore Orioles in doubt.
Victorino strained his hamstring while running the bases in Saturday’s exhibition finale. He accompanied the team to Baltimore over the weekend but left for Boston on Sunday to receive an MRI.
Manager John Farrell said Victorino would also receive “a full workup and exam” on Monday morning.
Farrell said the outfielder could return to Baltimore in time for Monday’s 3 p.m. game — if he is not placed on the disabled list.
He said no contingency plan has been put in place to fill Victorino’s place in the roster.
Victorino batted .294 with 15 homers and 61 RBI in 122 games last season for the World Series champions.
He spent time on the disabled list because of a strained left hamstring.