Victorino was scheduled to hit second in the lineup and play right field. Jonny Gomes will replace Victorino and play left field, moving Daniel Nava to right field. Nava will hit second in the lineup, with Gomes replacing at No. 5.
Here is the updated Red Sox lineup for Game 4, courtesy Jen McCaffrey of the Cape Cod Times:
With Victorino out (back stiffness), new Game 4 lineup: Ellsbury CF, Nava RF, Pedroia 2B, Ortiz 1B, Gomes LF, Bogaerts 3B, Drew SS, Ross C.— Jen McCaffrey (@jcmccaffrey) October 27, 2013
The outfielder has been plagued by injuries for most of the year, spending time on the disabled list earlier in the season with hamstring tightness. Victorino has also been bothered by hip and back injuries, which have limited the switch-hitter to batting almost exclusively right-handed since August.
Victorino has also been hit by seven pitches during the postseason, and was drilled by a Carlos Martinez slider during the eighth inning of Game 3. He has hit .188/.304/.271 for Boston during the playoffs.