Victorino staying focused on task at hand

Victorino staying focused on task at hand

Victorino staying focused on task at hand
CLEARWATER, Fla. -- Cole Hamels isn't the only Phillies player eligible to become a free agent following the season.

Shane Victorino can, too.

Victorino arrived in camp on Tuesday to a red carpet, director's chair and lights in front of his locker following Monday night's appearance on "Hawaii Five-0," courtesy of Jimmy Rollins and a few other pranksters.

"You definitely think about [free agency], but you've just got to stay focused on what's ahead of you," Victorino said. "It's a big year for all of us, not just because of free agency. Getting back to where we need to be is very important. There are a lot of expectations. I don't want to use the word disappointment, but last year ended so quick. We want to keep this team as long as we can, but there's a certain point when all that stuff starts coming into play."

Victorino said there haven't been any contract negotiations yet, but he said he plans on it.

"I don't plan on going anywhere else," he said.

Victorino said he would "like to stay focused on the season and not worry about that kind of stuff, but you never know what's going to happen.

"I never put a time frame on anything, but I just want to stay focused on playing the season out and seeing what happens," he said. "We'll go from there. But I don't think you should put a time frame on it. But is it going to be a distraction if you're talking about it during the year? Yeah, I think sometimes it does."