Former Phillies outfielder Shane Victorino became a free agent on Monday. Two Phillies Nation writers offer their conflicting thoughts on the concept of the Phils signing the man that played a key role in helping the team win the 2008 World Series… Mike Murphy says yes- On Monday, the Chicago Cubs released former Phillie, Shane Victorino because they did not have a need for...
Via Phillies Nation
22 hours ago
2013 ALCS Game 6 Salami Clincher (Getty Images)Shane Victorino, a hero of the 2013 World Series Champion Red Sox, was released from his minor league contract by the Chicago Cubs. After getting hurt in Spring Training, "The Flyin’ Hawaiian" was sent to AAA Iowa by Theo Epstein—where he hit just .233 in nine games. The 35-year-old OF will try to latch on with another organization—but...
Before an injury cut short his spring, I had thought Shane Victorino had a really good shot at breaking camp as a member of the Cubs’ 25-man roster. After overcoming back and leg issues that had hampered him in the previous couple seasons, The Flyin’ Hawaiian was back to switch-hitting and is the kind of player and personality the front office covets. My belief in his ability...
Via Cubs Insider
1 day ago
Former Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Shane Victorino was released by the Chicago Cubs on Monday afternoon.
The Cubs have released veteran outfielder Shane Victorino, sources tell MLB.com's Carrie Muskat.
1 day ago
According to a report from Carrie Muskat of MLB.com, the Chicago Cubs have released minor league outfielder Shane Victorino while the details surrounding the somewhat surprising move have yet to be announced by the club. Becoming a mainstay on the Triple-A Iowa Cubs’ roster, the veteran outfielder had failed to make an appearance at the big league level this season. The 35-year...
Via Today's Knuckleball
1 day ago
Either Shane Victorino is extremely gullible or he has one wicked sense of humor. On Friday, Oregon football’s official Twitter account informed the world that the school will be installing the world’s first LED football field at Autzen Stadium for the 2016 season. Given the date – April 1 – and, well, the feasibility and playability of such a field, it was obvious to most...
By Bloguin Staff During Monday night’s Angels-Athletics game at O.co Coliseum, the much-maligned home of the A’s (and Raiders, for that matter) began to fall apart when Shane Victorino bumped into the left field wall. As soon as Victorino lightly hit the wall, one of the pads became dislodged and eventually completely fell off, requiring a short delay while the Coliseum’s...
By Liam McGuire. We have a trade. According to Fox Sports Jon Morosi, the Los Angeles Angels acquired outfielder Shane Victorino from the Boston Red Sox in exchange for infielder Josh Rutledge and cash. The move, while not monumental, makes sense for the Angels. The club has primarily used Matt Joyce in left field, which has yielded disappointing results. In 86 games, Joyce is...
Shane Victorino is finished with switch-hitting. Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell broke the news before Saturday’s spring-training game against the Pittsburgh Pirates that Victorino will bat only from the right side this season. The decision is as much about reducing the risk of injury as it is about performance, after the outfielder felt some discomfort while hitting left...
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