Phillies trade Victorino to Dodgers for Lindblom, Martin

The Phillies traded center fielder Shane Victorino to the Los Angeles Dodgers in exchange for right-hander Josh Lindblom, right-hander Ethan Martin and a player to be named later or cash, Senior Vice President & General Manager Ruben Amaro Jr. announced today.

            Victorino, 31, has spent the last eight seasons (2005-12) with the Phillies.  In 987 games with the club, he batted .279 with 181 doubles, 63 triples, 88 home runs, 390 RBI and 179 stolen bases.  In 46 postseason games, he compiled a .269 batting average with six home runs and 30 RBI.  This season, Victorino is hitting .261 with nine home runs, 40 RBI and 24 stolen bases in 101 games.  During his time with the Phillies, he was a two-time National League All-Star and a three-time National League Gold Glove Award winner and played in the 2009 World Baseball Classic.  In his final game as a Phillie on Sunday, the Hawaiian native went 3-for-4 with a home run, stolen base and two runs scored against the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field.  Originally selected by the Dodgers in the sixth round of the 1999 draft, Victorino was a Rule 5 selection by the Phillies in 2004 from the San Diego Padres.

            Lindblom, 25, was 2-2 with a 3.02 ERA in 48 games this season for the Dodgers, holding opposing hitters to a .241 batting average.  He was averaging 8.1 strikeouts per 9.0 innings pitched (43 SO/47.2 IP).  In 12 games against NL East teams this year, Lindblom posted a 1.64 ERA.  He was originally selected in the second round of the 2008 draft by the Dodgers out of Purdue University.

            Martin, 23, was 8-6 with a 3.58 ERA in 20 starts for double-A Chattanooga.  He held opposing hitters to a .214 batting average and allowed only five home runs in 118.0 innings.  For his minor league career, Martin has averaged 9.3 strikeouts per 9.0 innings pitched (441 SO/426.2 IP).  Martin was a first-round selection (15th overall) for the Dodgers in 2008.