Boston’s Victorino has thumb surgery, expected to be ready for spring

Red Sox right fielder Shane Victorino has undergone surgery to

release a nerve in his right thumb.

Boston said Dr. Thomas Graham operated in Cleveland and that

Victorino is expected to be ready to participate in spring


Victorino hit .294 with 15 homers, 61 RBIs and 21 stolen bases

in his first season with the Red Sox, and his three-run double off

the Green Monster sparked the Red Sox to their Game 6 win over St.

Louis and their third World Series title in 10 seasons.