May 9, 2013; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Red Sox right fielder Shane Victorino (18) runs the bases to score against the Minnesota Twins during the third inning at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

Victorino To DL; Won’t Face Phils in 2013


Shane Victorino will not be making his return to Citizens Bank Park next week after all. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

After the Phillies finish up a three game set with the Nationals on Sunday, they will head to Fenway park for two games beginning on Memorial Day, before returning to Citizens Bank Park Wednesday and Thursday to host the Red Sox for two games. It is a home and home of sorts.

Besides the usual intrigue that a Phillies-Red Sox series brings, this year the second series in Philly brought even more intrigue because it was supposed to be Shane Victorino’s return to Philly. However, it looks like that return won’t be happening.

 

 

Victorino won’t be playing as the Sox take on the Phillies next week, but the two series will feature one return. Jonathan Papelbon will be returning to Boston for the first time since signing with the Phillies prior to the 2012 season, and you better believe if Pap gets in a game, he will have an even bigger adrenaline rush than normal. And who knows, maybe things will turn around for the Phillies and Shane Victorino will make his Philly return in game one of the World Series. Seems like wishful thinking though.

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