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LA Dodgers acquire Hawaii's Victorino and League

Shane Victorino - Courtesy: Andrew Fielding, US PRESSWIRE Shane Victorino - Courtesy: Andrew Fielding, US PRESSWIRE
Brandon League Brandon League

The Los Angeles Dodgers have added two major league players with Hawaii ties to its roster.

The Philadelphia Phillies traded two-time All-Star center fielder Shane Victorino to the Dodgers, while the Seattle Mariners traded relief pitcher Brandon League.

Victorino, a Maui native, was traded for relief pitcher Josh Lindblom and minor league pitcher Ethan Martin.

Philadelphia also gets a player to be named later or cash for the 31-year-old Victorino, who can become a free agent after the season.

Victorino is batting .261 with nine homers, 40 RBIs and 24 steals. He helped the Phillies win five straight NL East titles and the 2008 World Series championship.

Trading Victorino could be the first of several cost-cutting moves the last-place Phillies make before the 4 p.m. deadline for trades without waivers.

The Dodgers also bolstered their bullpen for a playoff run, acquiring former All-Star reliever Brandon League from the Seattle Mariners for two prospects Monday night.

"New league, new hitters, new teammates," League said after the Mariners' 4-1 win over Toronto, a game in which he did not pitch. "It's definitely an exciting time. Now, it's a new chapter in my life and go help the Dodgers try and win a ring."

The Dodgers, challenging San Francisco for the NL West lead, sent outfielder Leon Landry and right-handed pitcher Logan Bawcom to the Mariners. Seattle is last in the AL West.

League was 0-5 with nine saves and a 3.63 ERA in 46 games this season. The 29-year-old righty was an All-Star last year when he had 37 saves for the Mariners.

The Dodgers are familiar with League - he got two outs against them in June, when six Seattle pitchers combined for a no-hitter against Los Angeles.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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