Mar 13, 2014; Fort Myers, FL, USA; Boston Red Sox right fielder Shane Victorino (18) connects for a hit during a spring training game against the Minnesota Twins at Hammond Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

MLB Rumors: Red Sox's Shane Victorino diagnosed with Grade 1 hamstring sprain

The Boston Red Sox suffered an unfortunate blow just days before Spring Training came to a conclusion as outfielder Shane Victorino suffered a leg injury.

A few days passed and an MRI later, Victorino was forced to the disabled list as reported on Sunday afternoon. But how serious is the injury? Well, while it could certainly be worse, the MRI results werne’t exactly possitive as Victorino has been diagnosed with a Grade 1 sprain of his right hamstring.

Shane victorino has a Grade 1 strain in his right hamstring. Will join team in Baltimore but injury down time is more than five days thus DL

A Grade 1 sprain is a relatively common injury though often comes with a multi-week recovery time.

The Red Sox have yet to give an official timetable in regards to his return, though players who’ve suffered a similar injury have often been sidelined for upwards of three weeks.

Jackie Bradley Jr. has been called up to take Victorino’s roster spot and figures to draw a hefty amount of playing time while the Flyin’ Hawaiian recovers.

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