Oct 30, 2013; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Red Sox right fielder Shane Victorino hits a RBI single against the St. Louis Cardinals in the fourth inning during game six of the MLB baseball World Series at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

Boston Red Sox prefer to keep Shane Victorino in right field


Veteran outfielder Shane Victorino came through big time for the Boston Red Sox in the series winning game against the Detroit Tigers.

Victorino was up to bat with the bases loaded, which he unloaded with a grand slam in a 5-2 victory that helped the Boston Red Sox reach the World Series. We all know what happened next.

Anyways, Victorino seen most of his starts this season at right field but spent about 15 games at center for the Red Sox. He had a nasty clash with the right field wall and messed up his ribs a little bit but was able to bounce back.

According to WEEI.com, Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington said that the organization would prefer to have Victorino in right field next season instead of moving him to center.

With the possibility of Jacoby Ellsbury leaving the Red Sox, there’s still a chance that Victorino could split some time with whoever is in center next season.

Victorino fielded .989 in right field but 1.000 in center during those 15 games played at that position. Either way, Boston has a great outfielder on their roster in Victorino.

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