Victorino to be evaluated at end of weekend

Victorino to be evaluated at end of weekend

HOUSTON -- The Red Sox are waiting to see how rehabbing outfielder Shane Victorino feels at the end of the weekend.

Victorino logged his first rehab game on Thursday, going 0-for-2 with two strikeouts for Class A short-season Lowell. He batted leadoff and played five innings in right field.

Manager John Farrell said Victorino, recovering from hamstring and back injuries, was scheduled for three at-bats Friday. After Victorino plays Saturday and Sunday, the team will determine what to do next.

"Sunday we'll determine [the next step] based on how he responds physically to the work," Farrell said.

Mike Vernon is an associate reporter for This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.