Red Sox right fielder Shane Victorino will undergo surgery on his lower back Tuesday in Los Angeles, the club announced. The announcement didn't include a timetable for Victorino's recovery, but it's a pretty safe bet his 2014 season is over.
Hamstring and back issues plagued Victorino throughout the year, as he had only 133 plate appearances in 30 games. He hit .268/.303/.382 (91 OPS+) with six doubles, two homers, 12 RBI and two steals in a follow up to a great 2013 season.
Victorino, 33, will make $13 million from the Red Sox in 2015, the final year of his contract.