Victorino is making $9.5 million this season, and the Phillies weren't going to give him the long-term deal he'll seek in free agency. Under baseball's new labor contract, the Dodgers will not receive a draft selection as compensation if Victorino signs elsewhere during the offseason.
Victorino, nicknamed the Flyin' Hawaiian, was one of the most popular players on the Phillies in recent history. He was beloved by fans and was very active in various charities.
"Wishing my Lil Hawaiian brother all the best & continued success. Although he is no longer rockin' the P he has definitely left his mark!" shortstop Jimmy Rollins wrote on Twitter.
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