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Phillies confirm Victorino traded to Dodgers

July 31, 2012 - Robert Collias
UPDATE (6:48 A.M.): The Phillies website now confirms that Shane Victorino has been traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers for right-handed relief pitcher Josh Lindblom and Double-A relif pitcher Ethan Martin.

Earlier, Yahoo! Sports reported the trade.

The Dodgers are the team that drafted Victorino in the sixth round out of St. Anthony High School in 1999. Victorino was given up by the Dodgers twice in his career there through the Rule 5 draft — by the San Diego Padres in 2002 and the Philadelphia Phillies in 2004.

It is with the Phillies where Victorino developed into arguably the best position player ever from Hawaii. He won three Gold Gloves in center field from 2008-10, was a National League All-Star in 2009 and 2011, and has played in the postseason five times, including as part of the 2008 World Series champions.

CBS sports says Victorino was traded for Josh Lindblom and Ethan Martin, a minor league right-handed pitcher.

USA Today says the same thing here.


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