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Phillies Interested In Youkilis

The Phillies are in desperate need of a third baseman, and Kevin Youkilis is on their radar.

Fox Sports baseball writer Jon Morosi said the Phillies, along with the Dodgers and Indians among other teams, are interested in the 33-year-old free agent third baseman.

Youkilis may have lost a step from when he was a dominant hitter and almost-guarantee on-base guy but he can still play and manage at-bats, something the Phillies desperately need from that position.

Youkilis’ value is extended from where he can play in the field, which includes both first and third base. This would give the Phillies an option to spell Ryan Howard and have both Youkilis and Kevin Frandsen in against tough left-handed pitching.

Youkilis played with the Red Sox from 2004 until being traded in the middle of the season in 2012. Youkilis hit a career-low .235 with another career-low .745 OPS with the Red Sox and White Sox combined.

Phillies Acquire O’Sullivan As PTBNL From Dodgers

Newly acquired RHP Ryan O’Sullivan while pitching for the Great Lakes Loons. (photo by Nick Anderson)

The Phillies have acquired RHP Ryan O’Sullivan from Dodgers as the player to be named later in the Joe Blanton trade from last week.

O’Sullivan, 21, was a 4th round pick in 2011 and is in the Single-A. He will likely head to Clearwater.

In 29 games with the Great Lakes Loons and Rancho Cucamonga Quakes of Single-A, O’Sullivan has an 8-6 record and 3.05 ERA. He made nine starts in his 29 games, making the switch to the bullpen where the Phillies will possibly keep him.

Joe Blanton Claimed Off Waivers; Traded to Dodgers

Joe Blanton has been claimed off waivers and traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers for a player to be named later and cash.

Taking Blanton’s roster spot is reliever B.J. Rosenberg. Kyle Kendrick will move to the rotation and take Blanton’s spot.

Blanton was scheduled to pitch tonight against the Diamondbacks. Kendrick will make the start instead.

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Phillies Trade Victorino to Dodgers

UPDATE — Shane Victorino has officially been traded to the Dodgers for reliever Josh Lindblom and Minor League pitcher Ethan Martin.

ORIGINAL — Shane Victorino’s tenure as a Phillie may officially end by 4 PM today.

The Los Angeles Dodgers are working on a deal with the Phillies that will send Victorino to Hollywood.

In Jayson Stark’s report, he said the Phillies and Dodgers have a deal in place that will include Josh Lindblom and another player.

Lindblom, 25, is a right-handed reliever with two years of Major League ball under his belt. Lindblom is 2-2 with a 3.02 ERA in 48 games this season, striking out 43 in 47 2/3 innings.

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Pence’s 8th Inning Two-Run Single Gives Phillies Comeback Win

Phillies 1B Ryan Howard is thrown out at home in the 6th inning. (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)

Phillies 3, Dodgers 2
WP – Kyle Kendrick (3-8, 4.71)
LP – Ronald Belasario (3-1, 2.18)
SV – Jonathan Papelbon (21)

LOS ANGELES – Ronald Belisario had a fun 8th inning that enabled a dramatic come-from-behind win for the Phillies.

After walking Chase Utley and hitting Ryan Howard and Carlos Ruiz to load the bases with two outs, he gave way to closer Kenley Jansen.

Jansen allowed a two-run single on a ground ball up the middle by Hunter Pence to give the Phillies a 3-2 lead and win. After being 0-38 when trailing after seven innings, the Phillies manufactured their first late-inning comeback win of the season.

The Phillies also won their sixth straight game at Dodger Stadium, continuing the success they’ve had there for the past five seasons.

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Phillis SP Roy Halladay Returns to Face Dodgers

Phillies SP Roy Halladay (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok)

LOS ANGELES — The last month has been about the returns that could change the Phillies fortunes this season.

First it was Chase Utley to spark the lineup. Then came Ryan Howard to complete the lineup.

Finally, Roy Halladay is back in the Phillies rotation.

Halladay will return from the disabled list on Tuesday evening after missing nearly two months with a right lat strain.

The Phillies right-hander was 4-5 with a 3.98 ERA in 11 starts.

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Phillies Get A Huge Start Out of Blanton to Beat Dodgers

Phillies 3, Dodgers 2
WP – Joe Blanton (8-8, 4.79)
LP – Nathan Eovaldi (1-6, 4.33)
SV – Jonathan Papelbon (20)

LOS ANGELES — If the Phillies want to make a comeback on a season that appears to be lost, it’ll have to continue through Hollywood.

Joe Blanton got the Phils off to a great start, shutting down the Dodgers for eight innings in their 3-2 win Monday night. It was the third straight win for the Phillies.

Blanton was throwing his best stuff at the Dodgers, pitching eight brilliant innings. He allowed two run on six hits while striking out six for his eighth win of the season.

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Knobler: Dodgers Eyeing Phillies Jimmy Rollins

As if today hasn’t already been filled with a lot of news regarding the trade deadline, Danny Knobler of CBS Sports reports that the Los Angeles Dodgers are targeting Phillies short stop Jimmy Rollins for offensive help.

The Dodgers are without their own short stop Dee Gordon and would look to fill a hole. They are also reportedly interested in other Phillies Cole Hamels and Shane Victorino, but their lack of good prospects leaves Hamels a long shot.

If the Dodgers can’t pry Rollins from a struggling Phillies team, Victorino would be their go-to guy.

Los Angeles sees the Phillies as sellers at the deadline. And Rollins’ name fits because Dodgers first base coach Davey Lopes is a good friend of Rollins dating back to when he coached with the Phillies.

“The key to that [Phillies] ballclub has always been Rollins, as far as I’m concerned,” Lopes told [Knobler] last month in Philadelphia. “When Jimmy rolls, they roll.”

Morosi: Shane Victorino Will Likely Be Traded

Victorino

With talks of Cole Hamels being traded taking the forefront of discussion this month, the likelihood that another Phillie gets shopped is starting to formulate.

According to a report by FOX’s Jon Morosi, that Phillie is Shane Victorino. This isn’t really news, especially with Victorino’s contract situation and his performance this year.

But Morosi feels that a change of scenery would be good for the 31-year-old centerfielder, who is hitting a career-worst .244.

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Series Preview: at Los Angeles Dodgers

PHI: 39-51, 5th in NL East; LAD: 48-42, 1st in NL West

When: July 16-18
Where: Dodgers Stadium (Los Angeles, CA)

Probable Pitchers
Monday: Joe Blanton (7-8, 4.98) vs Nathan Eovaldi (1-5, 4.21)
Tuesday: Roy Halladay (4-5, 3.98) vs TBA
Wednesday: Cliff Lee (1-6, 3.92) vs Clayton Kershaw (7-5, 2.84)

Broadcast Info
Monday, 10:10, CSN
Tuesday, 10:10, CSN
Wednesday, 3:10, CSN
All Games on 94.1 FM

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