It remains to be seen how Boston will open up a roster spot, but struggling outfielder Daniel Nava did meet with manager John Farrell after Tuesday's 9-3 loss with the door closed.
Nava's back was also taped up, leaving open the possibility he could be optioned to the Minors or placed on the 15-day disabled list.
If the Red Sox do call up a pitcher, it could be just for one day, with Victorino filling that roster spot Thursday, when lefty CC Sabathia takes the ball for the Yankees.
Victorino went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts for Triple-A Pawtucket on Tuesday, the third game of his Minor League rehab assignment.
"We may have a pitching move because of how deep we've had to go in the bullpen the last couple of days, so Shane is not a given for tomorrow," said Farrell.
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