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Interest in Shane Victorino has been lukewarm this offseason

Shane Victorino

Los Angeles Angels’ Shane Victorino swings for strike three against the Houston Astros in the first inning of a baseball game Thursday, July 30, 2015, in Houston. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)


In his latest column for the Boston Globe, Nick Cafardo notes that free agent outfielder Shane Victorino has received inquiries from various teams, but interested parties are still waiting for the free agent outfielder market to thin out. Notably, Yoenis Cespedes and Justin Upton still remain unsigned.

Victorino, 35, has been injured for a majority of the past two seasons but claims to be completely healthy now. He played in a total of 101 games since the start of the 2014 season, batting an aggregate .246/.306/.329 with three home runs and 19 RBI over 337 plate appearances. When Victorino is healthy, he can typically be counted on for 25-30 doubles, 20-plus stolen bases, and above average defense in the outfield. However, he is certainly a question mark heading into the 2016 season.

The Indians had been reported as having interest in Victorino earlier this offseason. Outfielder Michael Brantley is expected to miss at least the first two months of the regular season after undergoing surgery in November to repair a torn labrum.

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