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Dodgers acquire outfielder Scott Podsednik from Royals

Jul 28, 2010, 9:31 PM EDT

As Jayson Stark of reports, the Dodgers have acquired outfielder Scott Podsednik from the Royals for two minor leaguers...

UPDATE, 9:31 PM:  Ken Rosenthal of reports that the Royals will get catcher Lucas May and right-hander Elisaul Pimentel. 

May, 25, has hit .296/.352/.496 with 11 homers and 45 RBI in 260 at-bats for Triple-A Albuquerque.  Pimentel, 22, has posted a 3.49 ERA, a 1.17 WHIP and 97 strikeouts in 90.1 innings for Single-A Great Lakes.  These aren’t major prospects, but the Dodgers probably had to up the ante to beat out whatever the Giants were presenting.

9:14 PM:  Jayson Stark of reports that the Dodgers have acquired outfielder Scott Podsednik from the Royals for two minor leaguers.

Podsednik also drew heavy interest from the Giants, but the Dodgers swooped in and presented a better offer than their division rival. 

The speedy outfielder hit .310/.353/.400 with five homers, 44 RBI and 30 stolen bases in 390 at-bats this season for the Royals.  He will join an outfield mix in Los Angeles that already includes Andre Ethier, Matt Kemp, 25-year-old Xavier Paul and the currently injured Manny Ramirez.  Starts may be at a premium once Manny returns, but the Dodgers will find plenty of ways to use Podsednik.

  1. Ari Collins - Jul 28, 2010 at 9:32 PM

    Starts won’t be at that much of a premium, since Manny’s on the DL.

  2. Ari Collins - Jul 28, 2010 at 10:51 PM

    And edited. : ) Thanks as always for the good work.

  3. Buccofan - Jul 29, 2010 at 12:16 AM

    The Dodgers will find ways to use Podsednik, just as they did with Juan Pierre for the previous season and a half.

  4. randall351 - Jul 29, 2010 at 8:08 AM

    Wow Dayton Moore actually clearing out some veterans, perhaps he’s pulled his head out of his @$$ finally. Now just dump Guillen for a bag of peanuts and hopefully we can turn the page on acquiring aging veteran outfielders for no good reason.

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