Dodgers Acquire Flyin’ Hawaiian
The Philadelphia Phillies traded two-time All-Star center fielder Shane Victorino to the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday for reliever Josh Lindblom and minor league pitcher Ethan Martin. Philadelphia will also receive a player to be named or cash considerations for Victorino, who can test free agency after this season.
The deal is likely the first in what will be a flurry of moves for the aging Phillies.
The 31-year-old Flyin’ Hawaiian is hitting .261 with a .324 on base percentage, .401 slugging percentage, 9 homeruns, 40 RBIs, and 46 runs. He has the ability to fill a hole in left field for the Dodgers, which is a position that has seen a number of players including Juan Rivera, Tony Gwynn Jr., and Bobby Abreu.
This move will bring Victorino to a team that is in a fierce battle for first place in the NL West.
Josh Lindblom is a 25-year-old right hander that carries a 2-2 record with a 3.02 ERA in 48 relief appearances for the Dodgers. He will help shore up a struggling Phillies bullpen.
Philadelphia will also receive 23-year-old right handed pitcher Ethan Martin, who currently boasts an 8-6 record with a 3.58 ERA in 20 starts for AA-Chattanooga.
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