The Los Angeles Dodgers have been busy on trade deadline as they acquire Shane Victorino from the Philadelphia Phillies. The two-time All-Star center fielder was traded for Josh Lindblom, minor league pitcher Ethan Martin and a player to be named later or cash.
Victorino is batting this season .261, 9 home runs, 40 RBI’s and 24 steals.Â “We’re excited to add an All-Star caliber player with postseason experience,” Dodgers general manager Ned Colletti said. “He plays the game with passion, gives us a top of the order bat from both sides of the plate, can steal bases and is solid defensively in the outfield.”
He has been a thorn in the side of the Dodgers who faced Victorino two years in the playoffs with the Phillies coming on top. He was booed at Dodger Stadium at the time but you will hear a lot of cheers now as the Flyin’ Hawaiian is in blue.
The Phillies get Lindblom a 25-year old right handed pitcher who currently has a record of 2-2 with a 3.02 ERA in 48 relief appearances for the Dodgers. The Phillies also receive 23-year old minor league right hand pitcher Martin who was the 15th pick for the team in 2008 draft. He currently has 8-6 record with 3.58 ERA in 20 starts for the Dodgers Double-A Chattanooga.