Angels right fielder Kole Calhoun isn't in the starting lineup for Saturday's game. It's just the fifth time this year that Calhoun hasn't started. Newly acquired Shane Victorino and David DeJesus start in right and left field respectively. DeJesus becomes the 10th Angel to start in left this season.
The Angels have announced that they have received veteran outfielder Shane Victorino and cash considerations in a trade with the Red Sox for utility infielder Josh Rutledge. The 34-year-old Victorino has suffered through an injury-plagued season and has been unproductive over the last two years. He owns a .245/.324/.298 slash line in 2015. Rutledge has yet to play for the Angels this year after earning part-time duty in Colorado the previous three seasons.
Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino does not want to be dealt away as rumors continue to stirr with his name as the trade deadline approaches, per WEEI.com. What can we do in this however many days before the deadline? I don't want to go anywhere," he said. "I don't think any of the guys in here want to go anywhere. Let's go make it hard on [the front office]. The 34-year-old Victorino, who is hitting .247 with one home run and four RBI in 89 at-bats this season, also said he'd like to see himself in a Red Sox uniform through the end of his contract. "I don't want to see that," Victorino said. "I don't want to be part of that kind of team. When I leave that's the part I sit there and think I didn't get to see it to the end. I want to be here at the end of my contract. "Make it miserable for them where they're thinking, 'Damn, our hands our tied. What are we going to do?' "I still plan on to this day of being here at the end. That's what I'm focused on. I think we can do it. I know we can do it. This is it for me."
Red Sox veteran right fielder Shane Victorino didn't look like a guy Saturday that had not played for nearly seven weeks. Victorino slammed two hits and scored twice batting eighth in a defeat of Houston after recovering from lower-body strains. "He steps right back in with a couple of base hits," John Farrell exclaimed to the Boston Herald. "We all know the start and stop of his season. To have another guy in the bottom of the order right now with his base-stealing ability, the base-running ability, two base hits against a right-hander today, very encouraging."
Red Sox right fielder Shane Victorino will be in the starting lineup on Saturday against the Astros. Victorino was activated from the 15-day disabled list before Friday's game against Houston but did not play. He was sidelined with a hamstring injury and has not played since May 23. In just 55 at-bats this season, Victorino is hitting .255 with one home run and three RBI.