Shane Victorino wasn’t part of the Red Sox’ 93-loss debacle from last season.

But he surely can relate to it.

While the Red Sox went through their most dismal season in nearly a half-century, Victorino endured the worst year of his major league career. He batted .255 with a .704 on-base plus slugging percentage, far beneath his norms, and was traded July 31 from the Philadelphia Phillies to the Los Angeles Dodgers.

“I didn’t have the year I wanted to,” Victorino said yesterday after reporting to Red Sox camp. “But I will say this: It was just one year.”

That might as well be the Red Sox’ spring-training mantra.

And so, it seems fitting that, as he takes over in right field, Victorino has every bit as much to prove as his new team, namely that 2012 was an aberration rather than the new normal.

“There were a lot of things on my plate (last season), and at the end of the day, there are some things you can’t control,” Victorino said. “Again, 2013 is a fresh start for me — new organization. And what better than to be a Red Sox?”

Victorino is a motor-mouthed bundle of kinetic energy. The Red Sox valued him for his defense. He has the range of a two-time Gold Glove center fielder with a strong arm and the ability to handle the uniqueness of Fenway Park’s right field.

But Victorino’s introduction to his new team will be a crash course. He will leave camp March 3 to join Team USA for the upcoming World Baseball Classic. Pool play begins March 8 in Arizona, and if the U.S. reaches the championship game, Victorino will be away from the Red Sox through March 19.