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July 31, 2012 | By Dylan Hernandez
The Dodgers have added outfielder Shane Victorino to a July trade haul that also includes Hanley Ramirez, Randy Choate and Brandon League. Victorino was acquired from the Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday morning in exchange for reliever Josh Lindblom and minor league pitcher Ethan Martin, according to a person familiar with the deal. [Updated at 10:21 a.m.: The deal is now official. The Phillies will also receive a player to be named later or cash considerations. General Manager Ned Colletti said this about Victorino in a news release issued by the Dodgers: “We're excited to add an All-Star caliber player with postseason experience.
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November 4, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
World Series MVP David Ortiz needed encouragement to keep from shaving his beard this season. Boston Red Sox teammate Shane Victorino struggled just to grow his. Neither of them had a problem with ridding themselves of the facial hair Monday during a charity event to benefit victims of the Boston Marathon bombings. The so-called shave-off was sponsored by Gillette, which donated $100,000 to the One Fund. Bushy beards became a signature look for the champs this year after outfielder Jonny Gomes and first baseman Mike Napoli encouraged the rest of the team to stop shaving during spring training and throughout the season.
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October 8, 2012 | By Steve Dilbeck
Meanwhile, it's Shane Victorino … talking head? No, not permanently. He is still eying a big free-agent contract. But for the next week, the fast-talking Victorino will serve as a guest analyst for TBS' coverage of baseball's League Championship series. He starts Monday, in what for now is a three-day deal. Victorino will be in the studio with commentators Dennis Eckersley and David Wells, and host Matt Winer. He'll also join the group for the pregame broadcast. If anything, Victorino talks faster than he runs.
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November 2, 2013 | By Soumya Karlamangla
One moment sums up the festivities in Boston on Saturday: Amid screams and cheering crowds dressed in red, the Red Sox's Jonny Gomes carefully placed the gilded World Series Trophy on the finish line of the Boston Marathon, and draped over it a "Boston Strong 617" jersey. Much like the day itself, the image -- shared hundreds of times on social media sites -- was bittersweet, as Bostonians celebrated the Red Sox World Series win and also reflected on the tragedy that rattled the city in April.
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August 1, 2012 | By Jim Peltz
Shane Victorino arrived at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday morning and the left fielder said he was ready "to go out there and win. " Victorino immediately was placed in the Dodgers' lineup as their leadoff batter for their afternoon game against the Arizona Diamondbacks. The Philadelphia Phillies traded Victorino to the Dodgers on Tuesday in exchange for reliever Josh Lindblom, minor leaguer Ethan Martin and a player to be named later or cash considerations. "Being here a few weeks ago and playing against these guys, I knew this was a good team," Victorino told reporters as he sat in the Dodgers' dugout.
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October 5, 2012 | By Steve Dilbeck
Is that the end of Shane Victorino, Los Angeles Dodger? Logic says it is. Victorino will become a free agent at the end of the postseason. He expects to sign with a team to be an everyday outfielder. And the Dodgers' 2013 outfield appears set, with rehabbing Carl Crawford expected to join Matt Kemp and Andre Ethier next season in what could be one of baseball's best units, if not its most expensive ($387 million). Victorino, however, said he would like to come back to the Dodgers.
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August 3, 2012 | By Dylan Hernandez
The Dodgers acquired a starting pitcher from the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday, but it wasn't Cliff Lee. The trade they made was for Joe Blanton, the other Phillies pitcher they claimed on waivers. The Dodgers will send the Phillies a player to be named later. Blanton, 31, figures to take the rotation spot of rookie Stephen Fife, who has made three career starts. Manager Don Mattingly said he is unsure of when Blanton will pitch his first game for the Dodgers. Until he was traded, Blanton was scheduled to pitch for the Phillies on Friday.
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November 4, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
World Series MVP David Ortiz needed encouragement to keep from shaving his beard this season. Boston Red Sox teammate Shane Victorino struggled just to grow his. Neither of them had a problem with ridding themselves of the facial hair Monday during a charity event to benefit victims of the Boston Marathon bombings. The so-called shave-off was sponsored by Gillette, which donated $100,000 to the One Fund. Bushy beards became a signature look for the champs this year after outfielder Jonny Gomes and first baseman Mike Napoli encouraged the rest of the team to stop shaving during spring training and throughout the season.
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November 21, 2012 | By Steve Dilbeck
SHANE VICTORINO , 32 next week, outfielder Final 2012 stats: .255 batting average, 11 homers, 55 RBI, 39 stolen bases and .321 and .383 on-base and slugging percentages. Contract status: Free agent. The good: Brought stability by becoming everyday left-fielder. Still a scrappy, high-energy player. His 15 stolen bases in just 53 games were still the second-highest for a Dodger. Covered a lot of ground and committed only one error. The bad: Much like his ex-Phillies teammate Joe Blanton, it's hardly that Victorino bombed, it's just that he badly failed to provide the lift that was hoped for. And that in itself was highly disappointing.
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December 4, 2012 | By Steve Dilbeck
Now imagine if Shane Victorino was actually coming off an impressive year. Seems it was impressive enough for the Boston Red Sox, who Tuesday actually signed the 32-year-old outfielder for three years and $39 million. That's a lot of money for a guy coming off a down year. Ah, Shane, the Dodgers hardly knew you. Victorino was one of the Dodgers new owners' first moves last summer, coming over from the Philadelphia Phillies at the July 31 trading deadline to end the parade of left fielders and give the Dodgers a proven leadoff hitter.
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October 30, 2013 | By Mark Gonzales
BOSTON - At the end of the fourth inning Wednesday night, the Boston Police Department issued a statement reporting that the bars in the Kenmore Square area were filled and telling people without game tickets to leave the area. The sense of anticipation wasn't lost on a community ready to celebrate the Red Sox's first World Series clinching at Fenway Park since 1918 and completely rid themselves of the pain of a last-place finish in the American League East in 2012. The early celebration was understandable after the Red Sox pounced on rookie Michael Wacha for six runs in the first four innings and relied on the strong pitching of John Lackey to cruise to a 6-1 victory and top the St. Louis Cardinals four games to two in the best-of-seven series.
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October 30, 2013 | By A.J. Ellis
Dodgers catcher A.J. Ellis offered his analysis throughout the World Series. Ellis, 32, recently completed his second full season as a starter for the Dodgers by batting .333 in a National League division series against the Atlanta Braves and .316 in the NL Championship Series against the St. Louis Cardinals. Ellis is familiar with the Boston Red Sox, a team the Dodgers faced during the regular season. My favorite thing about our schedule is the opportunity to see new cities and play in new ballparks.
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October 29, 2013 | Staff and Wire reports
St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina won his sixth straight Gold Glove award, making him one of four players in the World Series rewarded for superior defense this season. Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia and right fielder Shane Victorino also were honored Tuesday, along with Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright. Colorado third baseman Nolan Arenado became the 10th rookie to win a Gold Glove and first since outfielder Ichiro Suzuki in 2001. Atlanta shortstop Andrelton Simmons and Baltimore third baseman Manny Machado also were among the eight first-time recipients.
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October 19, 2013 | By Paul Sullivan
BOSTON - A celebration of beer and fried chicken was in order Saturday night at Fenway Park when the Boston Red Sox pulled off another late-inning comeback in Game 6 of the American League Championship Series. Shane Victorino's seventh-inning grand slam against Jose Veras erased a one-run deficit and led the Red Sox to a 5-2 victory over Detroit, launching Boston into its third World Series since 2004. Boston Strong? Absolutely. "When you get attacked on your home turf like that, it's a feeling of pride here," catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia said, referring to the terrorist bombing at the Boston Marathon.
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August 2, 2013 | By Houston Mitchell
There are a lot of things you have to remember when you are a major league manager. Such as remembering which arm to point with when you want to bring in a reliever. The Seattle Mariners had a five-run lead over the Boston Red Sox on Thursday night and brought in closer Tom Wilhelmsen to preserve the win. Wilhelmsen allowed a single, a double and two walks, prompting Manager Robby Thompson to bring in a reliever to face the switch-hitter Shane Victorino. Thompson had two relievers warming up in the bullpen, right-hander Yoervis Medina and lefty Oliver Perez.
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December 8, 2012 | By Steve Dilbeck
Josh Lindblom, traveling man. Lindblom, the hard-throwing and well-liked right-handed reliever, is packing again. Traded by the Dodgers to the Phillies for Shane Victorino at the July 31 trading deadline, Lindblom was moved again Saturday. The Phillies traded him to the Texas Rangers for Michael Young, whom they plan to play at third base. Hmm, who else do we know who could use a third baseman? The Phillies wanted Lindblom as a set-up man, but he had mixed results (4.63 earned-run average, 1.54 WHIP in 26 games)
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August 13, 2012 | By Steve Dilbeck
The Dodgers did not acquire Shane Victorino so he could send balls rocketing over fences. They got him to be a leadoff guy. To bring some stability to left field. To do what he does best -- be a pest. Yet despite his 5-foot-9 frame, he does pack some power in his 190 pounds, which the Pirates know all too well, particularly after the Dodgers' 5-4 victory in Pittsburgh on Monday night. Victorino doubled in the Dodgers' first run. After the Pirates had tied the score, 2-2, he drove a two-run homer in the fifth inning off Pirates right-hander Jeff Karstens.
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July 31, 2012 | By Dylan Hernandez
The Dodgers failed to add Ryan Dempster to their starting rotation, but the week leading up to the nonwaiver trade deadline Tuesday was nonetheless a resounding triumph for them and their new owners. The acquisition of Hanley Ramirez ensured that. Ramirez was the only player in baseball to recently switch teams who has the talent to be a franchise player. Players of his caliber serve as foundations for teams and rarely become available with two-plus years remaining on their contracts, as Ramirez was. Ramirez has already made Matt Kemp and Andre Ethier appear more dangerous.
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December 4, 2012 | By Steve Dilbeck
Now imagine if Shane Victorino was actually coming off an impressive year. Seems it was impressive enough for the Boston Red Sox, who Tuesday actually signed the 32-year-old outfielder for three years and $39 million. That's a lot of money for a guy coming off a down year. Ah, Shane, the Dodgers hardly knew you. Victorino was one of the Dodgers new owners' first moves last summer, coming over from the Philadelphia Phillies at the July 31 trading deadline to end the parade of left fielders and give the Dodgers a proven leadoff hitter.
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November 21, 2012 | By Steve Dilbeck
SHANE VICTORINO , 32 next week, outfielder Final 2012 stats: .255 batting average, 11 homers, 55 RBI, 39 stolen bases and .321 and .383 on-base and slugging percentages. Contract status: Free agent. The good: Brought stability by becoming everyday left-fielder. Still a scrappy, high-energy player. His 15 stolen bases in just 53 games were still the second-highest for a Dodger. Covered a lot of ground and committed only one error. The bad: Much like his ex-Phillies teammate Joe Blanton, it's hardly that Victorino bombed, it's just that he badly failed to provide the lift that was hoped for. And that in itself was highly disappointing.
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