Both rehabbing Red Sox position players, outfielder Shane Victorino and third baseman Will Middlebrooks, have been shut down, as they continue to cope with their lingering injuries.
Victorino’s lower back has flared up during his attempt to recover from a hamstring strain, and Middlebrooks’ broken finger is giving him problems.
Farrell said, “He’s going through treatment (to his lower back) right now. We don’t have a date that he’s going to resume (baseball activities).”
Middlebrooks did not re-fracture his finger, said Farrell, but needs more rest before resuming rehab games.
“It’s just the symptoms that he’s dealing with, with the volume and it’s more centered around the throwing. He’s able to still grip a bat but in the throwing motion, that’s where he feels it most.”