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Dodgers Rumors: LA Discussed Shane Victorino with Phillies

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The Philadelphia Phillies and Los Angeles Dodgers have discussed center fielder Shane Victorino, reports Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports:

Last week it was reported by Jon Heyman of that the Dodgers had checked in on multiple "fine hitters," including Victorino.

While LA’s pitching staff has helped the club remain in the playoff hunt, their bats currently ranks near the bottom of the league in several offensive categories.

The Dodgers have been tied to Victorino and other free agents-to-be this summer, but it’s been reported that the club isn’t interested in dealing prospects for rentals, which could impact trade talks.

Victorino is struggling this season (.253/.317/.387), but he did hit at a clip of .279/.355/.491 with 27 doubles, 16 triples and 17 home runs over 519 at-bats last season. The 31-year-old is making $9.5 million this year and is set to hit the free agent market following the season.


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