Found July 31, 2012 on Phillies Nation:
Shane gave the Phillies some great seasons ( The Phillies have sent two time all-star outfielder Shane Victorino to the Los Angeles Dodgers for relief pitcher Josh Lindblom and Ethan Martin. Tim Brown of Yahoo Sports was the first to finalize the news, via twitter. Victorino spent six full seasons, and parts of two others, with the Phillies, joining the team  late in the 2005 season. This year, Victorino is hitting .261 with nine homers, but also shows a career-low .724 OPS. Lindblom, 25, has a 3.02 ERA in 47 2/3 relief innings this year. Some of his other peripherals: 8.1 K/9, 3.4 BB/9, 1.70 HR/9, and 38% groundball rate. The homers are bit concerning, but he is young and under team control through 2018. Lindblom is also pronounced “Lind-Bloom” for those who were unaware. The righty reliever is mostly fastball/slider, topping out around 94 on the gun. He would instantly be there second best relief pitcher upon arrival. Martin, 23, is currently in Double-A and has star...

Philadelphia Phillies deal Hunter Pence and Shane Victorino

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The Philadelphia Phillies have traded two-time All-Star right fielder Hunter Pence to the San Francisco Giants for three players. The last-place Phillies get outfielder Nate Schierholtz, minor league catcher Tommy Joseph and minor league right-handed pitcher Seth Rosin for Pence in Tuesday's deal. Pence is batting .271 with 17 homers and 59 RBI this season. Schierholtz batted...

Phillies' "Cliff Lee is in Play" in Trade Talks Today; Rangers Eyeing Lee

Despite earlier reports and comments from the Phillies that Cliff Lee would not be traded, new reports are surfacing that the Phillies are indeed shopping Cliff Lee. Buster Olney of ESPN reports, Source:Cliff Lee is in play in trade talks today. Rangers obviously the most logical landing spot, with 3B Mike Olt as possible centerpiece. But for it to happen, the Phillies...

Report: Dodgers acquire Victorino for two pitchers

The Dodgers acquired outfielder Shane Victorino from the Phillies for relief pitcher Josh Lindblom and Double-A pitcher Ethan Martin, Yahoo Sports first reported. Victorino, 31, is in a contract year and has reportedly asked the Phillies for a multi-year contract in the same range as the deal the Orioles' Adam Jones received in the spring -- six years, $85 million. But the...

IT'S OFFICIAL: Phillies Deal Victorino to Dodgers

The Phillies have pulled the trigger on a deal that sends fan-favorite outfielder Shane Victorino to the Los Angeles Dodgers in exchange for two prospects. The Phillies get relief pitcher Josh Lindblom and minor league pitcher Ethan Martin in the deal. Victorino returns to the organization he played for before joining the Phillies in 2004. Stay tuned for more information on trade deadline day.

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Dodgers Close To Acquiring Shane Victorino

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...

Dodgers Trade Deadline Coverage: Ryan Dempster

Jayson Stark tweets that a Victorino trade would also mean Soriano won’t be attached to any Dempster trade to LA. They preferred Victorino all along anyway. David Kaplan is reporting that the Dodgers remain very much in play for Dempster. However, nothing is close at this time. Jon Heyman tweets that contrary to reports the Yankees are no longer in on Dempster. In hopes of keeping...

Phillies: Sellers AND buyers?

The expectation in the industry is that the Philadelphia Phillies will be massive sellers before Tuesday’s non-waiver deadline at 4 p.m. ET. But that is not entirely accurate. Yes, the Phillies likely will move their potential free agents – center fielder Shane Victorino, left fielder Juan Pierre and right-hander Joe Blanton – and entertain offers for right fielder Hunter...

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Sources: Dodgers acquire Victorino

The Dodgers have acquired OF Shane Victorino from the Phillies for propect Ethan Martin and relief pitcher Josh Lindblom, sources have confirmed to Victorino, a two-time All-Star, is batting .261 with 9 home runs and 40 RBI this season. The Dodgers remain focused on acquiring Cubs starting pitcher Ryan Dempster and want him even if they add another pitcher, sources...
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