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.