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Phillies trade Victorino to Dodgers

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Phillies trade Victorino to Dodgers

The Philadelphia Phillies have taken a big first step in their roster makeover by sending outfielder Shane Victorino to the Los Angeles Dodgers for pitchers Josh Lindblom and Ethan Martin. Tim Brown of Yahoo! Sports first reported the news.

Victorino heads to the team he was originally drafted by as it was unlikely he would re-sign with the Phillies in the offseason. The two-time Gold Glove-winner is in the last year of a three-year, 22 million deal he signed in 2010.

The 31-year-old Victorino holds a .261 average this season with five home runs, 40 RBI, and 24 stolen bases.

Lindblom has a 3.02 ERA in 48 relief appearances this season. Martin last pitched for Chattanooga in Double-A.

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Washington Nationals celebrate NL East title

Washington Nationals celebrate NL East title

Two things had to happen for the Nationals to clinch the NL East title Saturday night. They had to beat the Pirates, and the Mets had to lose to the Phillies.

Both of those things happened, and the Nats wasted no time getting the celebration going. 

And they kept it going. 

Bryce Harper sported a Katie Ledecky swim cap to protect his flow from the flying liquid.

Then the team left the clubhouse, apparently to go roam Pittsburgh and find some Nats fans to celebrate with.

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Bryce Harper celebrates courtesy of Katie Ledecky in post-game celebration

Bryce Harper celebrates courtesy of Katie Ledecky in post-game celebration

Bryce Harper always talks about loving Washington, D.C. and after winning another NL East crown, he honored one of the local legends from the Rio games.

Katie Ledecky was one of the stars of the Olympics and the Bethesda resident appears to have given Harper a swimcap to celebrate clinching the NL East.

She reached out to Harper on twitter and appreciated the MVP sporting the swim cap.