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Shane Victorino Traded to Dodgers From Phillies, Philly.com Says

July 31, 2012

Outfielder Shane Victorino was traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers from the Philadelphia Phillies, who received relief pitcher Josh Lindblom and minor- league starter Ethan Martin, Philly.com reported.

The swap came on the final day before Major League Baseball’s trade deadline. The Dodgers are 56-48 and tied with the San Francisco Giants atop the National League West. Philadelphia is 45-57, 16 1/2 games behind the Washington Nationals in the NL East.

Victorino, 31, has played his last eight seasons in Philadelphia, helping the team reach the playoffs the past five and win a World Series in 2008.

A two-time All-Star, Victorino is batting .261 this season with a .324 on-base percentage, nine home runs and 40 runs batted in. His 24 stolen bases are tied for ninth in the major leagues.

Having also played a season with the San Diego Padres, Victorino has a career .277 batting average with 88 homers, 394 RBI and 186 stolen bases.

Lindblom, a 25-year-old right-hander, was 2-2 with a 3.02 earned run average in 48 appearances for the Dodgers this season, striking out 43 while walking 18.

Martin, 23, was 8-6 with a 3.58 ERA for the Dodgers’ Double-A Chattanooga team this season, making 20 starts.

To contact the reporter on this story: Mason Levinson in New York at mlevinson@bloomberg.net.

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Michael Sillup at msillup@bloomberg.net.


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