Victorino placed on disabled list

Right fielder Shane Victorino was placed on the 15-day disabled list by the Boston Red Sox on Friday after not playing since Monday because of a strained left hamstring.

Victorino, a St. Anthony High School graduate, is batting .283 this season with two home runs, 10 RBIs and four stolen bases in six attempts.

The 32-year-old had come out of Monday’s loss to the Chicago White Sox because of the hamstring. Victorino, a two-time All-Star, had not been on the DL this season, though he also missed two games last week with a back injury, and was sidelined for a seven-game span in late April and early May because of a stiff back.

Victorino’s 92 home runs and 205 stolen bases in 10 major league seasons are the career records for Hawaii-born players, and he is second in RBIs, needing 13 to surpass Mike Lum’s total of 431.

The Red Sox also placed third baseman Will Middlebrooks on the 15-day DL on Friday due to a strained lower back.