According to multiple sources, the Phillies are very close to dealing Shane Victorino to the Dodgers for reliever Josh Lindblom and a mystery second player. There are no reports yet that the deal is final, so this could not happen.
as @ScootMCBS writes, victorino about to be a dodger. http://cbsprt.co/NSjuAf
Dodgers close to getting VictorinoThe Phillies are close to sending outfielder Shane Victorino to the Dodgers for reliever Josh Lindblom and one other player, sources tell CBSSports.com.
Lindblom is in his second year in the majors. He has pitched almost 48 innings in 48 games and has a 3.02 ERA, 5.05 FIP, and 4.33 xFIP.
Unconfirmed rumors are circulating that Ed Wade has been seen using Ruben Amaro's phone all morning.
John Sickels on Lindblom going into this year: "7) Josh Lindblom, RHP, Grade B-: Horrible in 2010, much better in 2011, an example of why teams are loathe to give up on pitchers with live arms. Should have a fine career in the bullpen, could get a chance to start again at some point given assortment of pitches."
John Sickels on Lindblom halfway through this year: "7) Josh Lindblom, RHP, Grade B-: I expected him to be a fine reliever and that's what he's been, 3.09 ERA with 42/18 K/BB in 47 innings for the Dodgers, 40 hits."