Dodgers Acquire Shane Victorino From Phillies

Shane Victorino has been a Phillies mainstay for several years, but he's heading west to the Dodgers, the team that drafted him.

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Phillies Trade Shane Victorino To Dodgers

It took 13 years for Shane Victorino to make the majors with the Los Angeles Dodgers. Thirteen years and a trade, to be specific. The Dodgers acquired the former All-Star outfielder from the Philadelphia Phillies for reliever Josh Lindblom and Ethan Martin.

The 31-year-old Victorino is hitting .261/.324/.401 this season -- a far cry from his stellar numbers last year, but not too far from his .277/.342/.434 career line. The nine-year veteran is a pending free agent who has been with the Phillies for the last eight years after going over as a Rule 5 pick in 2004. He'll likely play in left field, with Juan Rivera getting more time at first in place of James Loney.

Lindblom, 25, is a hard-throwing right-hander who has thrown 47 innings for the Dodgers this year, striking out 43 and walking 18 with a 3.02 ERA.

Martin, 23, is a former first-round pick of the Dodgers, going 15th overall in the 2008 draft. The right-hander has a 3.58 ERA in 20 starts this season, his second in Double-A. He's struck out 112 and walked 61 in 118 innings.

The Phillies will recall Domonic Brown from Triple-A to replace Victorino, according to Jayson Stark.

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MLB Trade Rumors: Dodgers, Phillies Discuss Shane Victorino Deal

Shane Victorino was originally drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1999; he was taken from them twice in the Rule 5 draft, once by the Padres (and then returned), and in 2004 by the Phillies, for whom he has starred in several postseasons.

Now, he could be headed back to his original organization. Jon Heyman:

The Dodgers are in serious talks with the Phillies for outfielder Shane Victorino, CBSSports.com has learned.

The Giants and Reds had also been in the mix, but the Phillies appear to be focuing on the Dodgers.

Los Angeles acquired Brandon League late Monday, possibly allowing them to send a reliever to the Phillies. Philly has been seeking young relief help in exchange for Victorino.

And who could that reliever be? Jayson Stark has the answer:

Stay tuned; it sounds like this deal could happen Tuesday morning.

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