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Red Sox OF Shane Victorino undergoes season-ending back surgery
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Red Sox OF Shane Victorino undergoes season-ending back surgery

Published Aug. 5, 2014 3:17 p.m. ET

Boston Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino underwent surgery on his lower back in Los Angeles on Tuesday for a disk injury and is expected to be out for the remainder of the season.

The 33-year-old Victorino has been on and off the disabled list this season, playing only 30 games because of hamstring and back problems.

On July 30, Victorino reinjured his back in a game against Toronto.

With his limited appearances on the field this season, Victorino hit .268 with two home runs, 12 RBI and two stolen bases.

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The right fielder is signed for $13 million next season.

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