Dodgers Acquire Shane Victorino from Phillies for Lindblom and Minor Leaguer

The longtime Philadelphia Phillies outfielder is batting .261 with nine home runs, 40 RBIs and 24 stolen bases.

By Steven Covelman
|  Tuesday, Jul 31, 2012  |  Updated 10:54 AM PDT
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The Los Angeles Dodgers acquired veteran outfielder Shane Victorino for reliever Josh Lindblom, prospect Ethan Martin and either a player to be named later or cash considerations Tuesday.

"We're excited to add an All-Star caliber player with postseason experience," Dodger general manager Ned Colletti said in a statement. "He plays the game with passion, gives us a top of the order bat from both sides of the plate, can steal bases and is solid defensively in the outfield.

Victorino is batting .261 with nine home runs, 40 RBIs and 24 stolen bases out of the leadoff spot for the Philadelphia Phillies this season. 

A two-time All-Star and three-time Gold Glove Award winner, Victorino will be eligible for free agency at the end of the season.

With Matt Kemp and Andre Ethier already entrenched in center field and right field respectfully, Victorino will most likely be asked to play left.

In 47 innings of action for the Dodgers this season, Lindblom was 2-2 with a 3.02 ERA. 

Martin, 23, was the 15th overall pick in the 2008 First-Year Play Draft.

He was 8-6 with a 3.58 ERA in the minor leagues this season.

The Dodgers have been very active in the trade market this past week, acquiring infielder Hanley Ramirez and reliever Brandon League.

According to reports the Dodgers are still looking for a starting pitcher and are actively pursuing Ryan Dempster.

The MLB trade deadline expires Tuesday at 1 p.m. 

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