Victorino jams thumb, comes out of game

Victorino jams thumb, comes out of game

Victorino jams thumb, comes out of game

BOSTON -- The Red Sox lost center fielder Shane Victorino towards the end of Wednesday's 12-inning 5-3 loss to the Orioles with a jammed right thumb.

In the midst of an ultimately unsuccessful rally in the bottom of the 12th, manager John Farrell had No. 2 prospect Jackie Bradley Jr. pinch-hit for Victorino.

Victorino's status for Thursday night's game is up in the air. He has battled nagging injuries all season while still managing to be an invaluable contributor.

"He's got a little bit of a jammed thumb," said Farrell. "He's wearing a guard to protect it, to give him some cushion. But we felt like after that final at-bat we needed to make a move there just because of the soreness he's experiencing."

Ian Browne is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Brownie Points, and follow him on Twitter @IanMBrowne. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.