Victorino scratched from Saturday's rehab outing

Victorino scratched from Saturday's rehab outing

HOUSTON -- The Red Sox scratched Shane Victorino from his rehab start for Double-A Portland on Saturday, and he is expected to play in the Futures at Fenway game on Sunday for Class A short-season Lowell.

The decision to skip the game was made by the Red Sox's medical staff. The club said it was "not a matter of increased symptoms, but we will adjust his schedule."

Victorino played seven innings in right field Friday for Lowell and went 0-for-2 with a walk as he recovers from hamstring and back injuries. He's 0-for-4 since restarting his rehab assignment on Thursday.

The veteran outfielder was hitting .242 before going to the disabled list on May 23.

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