Victorino and Pence Are Gone as Trade Deadline Passes

In an odd twist of fate, Shane Victorino was sent back to the team that rejected him…twice.  In 2002 and 2005, the Dodgers placed Victorino in the Rule 5 draft; the Phillies finally gave him a shot by selecting him in the 2005 draft.

In exchange, the Phillies got right-handed relief pitcher Josh Lindblom (pronounced Lind-bloom) and Double-A right-handed relief pitcher Ethan Martin.

The second trade involved sending Hunter Pence to the Giants in exchange for catching prospect Tommy Joseph, outfielder Nate Schierholtz and Class A right-hander Seth Rosin.

Here are some reactions from Victorino and Pence:

Domonic Brown was recalled from Triple-A Lehigh Valley and back-up catcher Brian Schneider was activated off the DL to fill the spots for now.

I will have my reaction sometime later while I take time to digest the moves.  I can tell you it is a little sad to see these guys go, but after the year this team has had, it was expected.

More later…

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