Shane Victorino Trade: Dodgers Send Josh Lindblom, Ethan Martin To Phillies

The Los Angeles Dodgers acquired their leadoff hitter on Tuesday, acquiring Shane Victorino from the Philadelphia Phillies for reliever Josh Lindblom and minor league pitcher Ethan Martin.

Victorino is hitting 264/.324/.401 this season, an upgrade over Dodgers' left fielders, who have hit a combined .259/.329/.348 on the year. Victorino, 31, hit .281/.348/.452, a 111 OPS+, averaging 30 doubles, 12 triples, 15 home runs, 28 steals, and 96 runs per season.

Victorino is making $9.5 million this season, so the Dodgers will be on the hook for just under $3.4 million the rest of the season.

Lindblom, 25, was 2-2 with a 3.02 ERA in 48 games this season, with 43 strikeouts and 18 walks in 47 2/3 innings. The Dodgers acquired relief pitcher Brandon League from the Seattle Mariners on Monday night, who will likely now fill Lindblom's primarily seventh-inning role in the Dodgers' bullpen.

Martin, 23, was the Dodgers' first round draft pick in 2008, and was 8-6 with a 3.58 in 20 starts in Double A, with 112 strikeouts in 118 innings.

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