Shane Victorino Traded to Dodgers
By Richard Janvrin-TRST Senior MLB Analyst Follow Richard on Twitter: @RJanvrin3_TRST
The Phildelphia Phillies have began selling. It is being reported by ESPN.com’s Jayson Stark via twitter, that a deal that would send Victorino for the now expendable Josh Lindblom and Ethan Martin reports Tim Brown via twitter.
Victorino, 31, is having the worst season of his career. He holds a line of .261/.324/.401 with 9 HR and 40 RBIs. The Dodgers add Victorino to their roster after trading for Brandon League and Hanley Ramirez. Under new ownership, the Dodgers are remaining active in hopes of reaching a post-season berth. Victorino will likely take over for the aging Bobby Abreu in left field which could make the veteran available, too. Victorino is a free agent after this season.
Lindblom, 25, who, like I said above, has become expendable with the addition of Brandon League last night/early this morning. Lindblom this season is 2-2 with a 3.02 ERA through 47.2 IP with a K/9 of 8.1. He has a ground ball rate of 38%. Hopefully, given his FB% of 62%, he can hold it down in Citizens Bank Park which is widely known as a small ballpark. He also has an ugly HR/9 of 1.70.
Martin, 23, was a first round draft choice of the 2008 MLB Draft. He has a career minor league record of 32-35 with a 4.91 ERA. This season, at Double-A Chattanooga, he’s 8-6 with a 3.58 ERA through 20 starts. He has a K/9 of 8.5 and a BB/9 of 4.7 – that’s pretty high. He has drawn comparisons to Tim Lincecum according to some scouts.
With this trade, the Phillies have called up Domonic Brown who will likely take over the everyday duties from here on.
Posted on July 31, 2012, in MLB and tagged Bobby Abreu, Brandon League, Domonic Brown, Ethan Martin, Josh Lindblom, Los Angeles Dodgers, Philadelphia Phillies, Shane Victorino, Time Lincecum. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.