The trade is official you can find the latest here.
Domonic Brown has been scratched from triple-A Lehigh Valley’s lineup for noon game. He’ll be coming up, according to Matt Gelb.
Dodgers Nation adds that a Victorino addition would still keep Matt Kemp in center field.
Danny Knobler tweets the deal sending Victorino to the Dodgers is almost done.
Jayson Stark is reporting that the Phillies are “close” to trading outfielder Shane Victorino to the Dodgers for right-hander Josh Lindblom and a second player. I told you so.
Talks obviously accelerated after the Dodgers made Lindblom expendable by acquiring Brandon League from the Mariners last night. Victorino, an impending free agent, would presumably take over as the Dodgers’ left fielder and leadoff man. The 31-year-old was originally a sixth-round pick of the Dodgers in 1999 while the Phillies took him in the Rule 5 Draft in December of 2004. Lindblom is a pretty big price to pay for a couple months of Victorino. I sure hope the Dodgers know what they are doing here.