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Red Sox are “scouting” Scott Podsednik at Triple-A

Apr 18, 2012, 11:51 AM EDT

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How thin are the Red Sox in the outfield with Carl Crawford and Jacoby Ellsbury on the disabled list? Well, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com they’ve been scouting Scott Podsednik at Triple-A.

Podsednik is playing there because he lost out to fellow slap-hitting speedster Juan Pierre for a spot on the Phillies’ bench and so far the 36-year-old has hit just .150 in seven Triple-A games.

Philadelphia would surely be willing to part with Podsednik for a modest return and Boston could definitely use some outfield help, but he didn’t even play in the majors last season. In fairness he was productive in 2009 and 2010, hitting .300 with a .347 on-base percentage to make up for a measly .397 slugging percentage, and perhaps the Red Sox have decided that a bigger investment doesn’t make sense at this point.

  1. Ben - Apr 18, 2012 at 12:10 PM

    More like, the Red Sox are scouting .500, amirite?

    Sigh.

  2. Nick C - Apr 18, 2012 at 12:16 PM

    As a Cardinals fan I would be happy to give them Skip Schumaker for little to no return.

  3. oldpaddy - Apr 18, 2012 at 12:24 PM

    $173,000,000+ payroll…

    • 18thstreet - Apr 18, 2012 at 12:37 PM

      Needs more Punto.

      • deathmonkey41 - Apr 18, 2012 at 1:19 PM

        What doesn’t really?

  4. Jonny 5 - Apr 18, 2012 at 12:28 PM

    Podsednik showed he’s a good OF still and he actually hit in spring training.

  5. billymc75 - Apr 18, 2012 at 12:53 PM

    Rangers have an abundance of young OFs like Julio Bourbon in their system make a trade.

  6. jarathen - Apr 18, 2012 at 12:58 PM

    I don’t understand how Pods can’t get a job as a fourth outfielder.

  7. Jack Marshall - Apr 18, 2012 at 1:11 PM

    Wouldn’t you figure this guy to be a Bobby V. type?

    • deathmonkey41 - Apr 18, 2012 at 1:20 PM

      I dunno- is he receptive to getting thrown under the bus for no good reason?

  8. hojo20 - Apr 18, 2012 at 1:33 PM

    I’m more into Pods’ wife than Pods himself.

    • brewcrewfan54 - Apr 18, 2012 at 2:53 PM

      Hell yeah. I’d sign him just for the chance of getting to see her once on a while.

  9. telergy - Apr 18, 2012 at 5:41 PM

    Bobby Abreu is available and wouldnt be a horrible stop gap.

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