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Scott Podsednik Returns to Red Sox

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The Red Sox traded Scott Podsednik and Matt Albers to the Arizona Diamondbacks for Craig Breslow

on July 31st.  The Diamondbacks designated Podsednik for assignment, a move in which he refused.  So, the Diamondbacks then released him.  Now, just a week and a half after being traded away, the Red Sox have re-acquired him.

According to ESPN Boston, the Red Sox have signed Podsednik to a Major League deal and he will join their 25-man roster.

Podsednik is a veteran outfielder.  This is his 11th year in the Majors.  He owns a career .281/.341/.383 line.  However, he simply couldn’t find playing time in Boston earlier this year.  Posednik appeared in 19 games for the Red Sox before the trade deadline deal was struck with Arizona.  He was hitting .387/.409/.484.  Obviously, those numbers are not sustainable, but Podsednik once again offers some depth in the outfield and on the bench.

Podsednik was drafted by the Rangers but made his Major League debut with the Mariners.  He has played for The Brewers, the White Sox, the Rockies, The Royals, and Dodgers, and the Red Sox as well in his career.