Originally posted on Dodgers Rumors  |  Last updated 7/31/12

Jon Heyman is tweeting a deal is looking very likely.

Jayson Stark is reporting that the Phillies are “close” to trading outfielder Shane Victorino to the Dodgers for right-hander Josh Lindblom and a second player. I told you so.

Talks obviously accelerated after the Dodgers made Lindblom expendable by acquiring Brandon League from the Mariners last night. Victorino, an impending free agent, would presumably take over as the Dodgers’ left fielder and leadoff man. The 31-year-old was originally a sixth-round pick of the Dodgers in 1999 while the Phillies took him in the Rule 5 Draft in December of 2004. Lindblom is a pretty big price to pay for a couple months of Victorino. I sure hope the Dodgers know what they are doing here.

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