Victorino has been playing through various ailments all season, so the Red Sox are just trying to keep him in decent health for the stretch run.
"Keeping guys as fresh as possible," said Farrell. "Both he and Shane are down as planned days to take advantage of tomorrow's off-day as well. We've got a couple guys obviously coming back to us, [Jarrod Saltalamacchia] behind the plate. I think guys understand that this time of year, we're just trying to keep everybody as fresh as possible."