Dodgers acquire Victorino from PhilliesJul 31, 2012 - 5:05 PM Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - The Los Angeles Dodgers have acquired outfielder Shane Victorino from the Philadelphia Phillies in an attempt to bolster their lineup for a run at the NL West title.
The Dodgers sent reliever Josh Lindblom, minor league pitcher Ethan Martin and a player to be named later or cash to Philadelphia.
"We're excited to add an All-Star caliber player with postseason experience," said Dodgers general manager Ned Colletti. "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, a former Dodgers draft pick in 1999, has spent all but 36 of his 1,023-game career with the Phillies after being selected in the 2004 Rule 5 Draft. He's been a major part of Philadelphia's lineup and outfield since 2006, earning two All-Star Game appearances and two Gold Gloves.
In 2012, the 31-year-old is putting up his worst numbers since becoming a Phillie, with a .261 batting average, .324 on-base percentage and .401 slugging percentage in 101 games. It's in far contrast to his career season of 2011, when he hit .279 with a .355 OBP and a .491 SLG. He figures to become Los Angeles' regular left fielder with Matt Kemp manning center.
In 987 games with the Phillies, Victorino totaled 1,009 hits, 88 homers, 63 triples and 186 stolen bases. He has nine homers, five triples and 24 stolen bases this year.
Lindblom, 25, is in his second major league season with the Dodgers and has a 3.02 earned run average in 48 appearances. He's struck out 43 and walked 18 in 47 2/3 innings pitched in 2012.
Martin, Los Angeles' first-round pick in 2008, is 8-6 with a 3.58 ERA in 20 starts for Double-A Chattanooga this year.
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