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BALTIMORE — The Red Sox opened the season without one of their more important players Monday as right fielder Shane Victorino was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a hamstring strain.
Jackie Bradley Jr. was recalled from Triple A Pawtucket before the 2-1 loss against the Orioles.
Victorino was injured running the bases during Saturday’s final spring training game in Fort Myers, Fla. He traveled to Boston for an MRI Sunday and was examined by team doctors Monday morning. According to manager John Farrell, he has a Grade 1 (or least serious) strain.
Because Victorino played Saturday, he cannot be activated until April 14 and will miss at least 13 games.