Looking to add depth to an outfield that has been hit hard by injuries, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reported late Friday that the Boston Red Sox have acquired veteran outfielder Scott Podsednik from the Philadelphia Phillies.
According to sources close to the Red Sox, the Phillies will receive cash considerations in return and Podsednik who will immediately report to Triple-A Pawtucket.
Podsednik was hitting .203 with four RBIs and six stolen bases in 22 games at Triple-A Lehigh Valley, but hasn’t appeared in a Major League game since 2010 with the Royals and Dodgers.
The speedy 36-year led the National League with 70 stolen bases. during his time with the Milwaukee Brewers in 2004, before appearing in the 2005 All-Star game as a member of the Chicago White Sox.
He has a career line of 41 HR, .279 BA, and 301 SB.
With the Red Sox struggling, this move makes a lot of sense.