Inside the Phillies: Shane Victorino now a Phillies opponent with Boston
Summary of 4 articles · Updated Mar 22, 2013
After being traded from the Phillies to the Dodgers on July 31, 2012, Victorino signed a three-year, $39 million contract with Boston in December. Victorino played 987 games for the Phillies in eight seasons, and he doesn't have any grudges about being traded to the Dodgers or the fact that neither the Phillies nor the Dodgers brought him back when he was a free agent this winter. So instead, Victorino will be in the Red Sox lineup Thursday night. After Michael Young gave the Phillies a 1-0 lead in the first with a fielder's-choice grounder, Daniel Nava hit a sacrifice fly to tie it for the Sox in the second. The Phils' trip to Boston's spring home on Thursday and Boston's subsequent trip to Clearwater on Sunday are just warm-ups. Making the trip were John Mayberry and Laynce Nix, who figure to rotate in some fashion at the other corner outfield spot until Delmon Young returns, and Darin Ruf, who appears to have found his swing after a tough start but still needs to get more comfortable in the outfield and thus is likely headed to Triple A.
Shane Victorino, facing the Phillies for the first time since he was traded from his long-time team last July, belted a bases-clearing triple in the bottom of the seventh to lead the Red Sox to a 6-1 victory in Thursday night's Grapefruit League contest…