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The Reds are interested in Scott Podsednik

Dec 23, 2010, 9:14 AM EST

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Adrian Beltre and Rafael Soriano are still on the market with only vague interest, but two teams are after Scott PodsednikKen Rosenthal reports that the Reds have joined the Angels as a team interested in the limited leadoff man.

Podsednik, turns 35 in March. He hit a respectable .297/.342/.382 with six homers and 51 RBI between Kansas City and L.A. this year, but he’s one of those players who is less than meets the eye. He’s fast, but he gets caught stealing too much. He looks good in left field or sometimes center, but he actually gets to fewer balls than you’d think. He trailed off pretty badly in the second half last season when he got more playing time for the Dodgers.

Really, he’s best utilized as the left-handed half of a platoon, which Rosenthal reports is what the Reds would be looking for. As such, he’d make way more sense for the Reds than the Angels.

  1. dodger88 - Dec 23, 2010 at 9:42 AM

    I’ll be happy once he signs with someone other than the Dodgers.

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