Its finally official, outfielder Shane Victorino is no longer a member of the Philadelphia Phillies organization, as the veteran has been traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers, Yahoo! Sports Tim Brown is reporting. In return, the Phillies will receive pitchers Josh Lindblom, Ethan Martin, a player to be named later or cash from Los Angeles.
The trade ends one of the longest tenures among current Philly players, as Victorino spent about eight seasons in a Phillies uniform. Victorino was a two-time MLB All-Star with the Phillies and help the organization reach the World Series twice. It is not yet known if Victorino will be in a Dodgers uniform for their game against the Arizona Diamondbacks (10:10 p.m. ET).
Meanwhile, the Phillies acquire Lindblom, a 25-year-old who made his major league debut in June and has been mainly used out of the bullpen, and Martin, who was the Dodgers' first-round selection in '08 and is still in the minor-league system.