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Red Sox calling up Scott Podsednik from Triple-A

May 22, 2012, 11:19 AM EDT

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Cody Ross became the sixth Red Sox outfielder on the disabled list when he was diagnosed with a broken bone in his left foot yesterday and now Ken Rosenthal of reports that Boston is calling up Scott Podsednik from Triple-A.

Podsednik failed to beat out Juan Pierre for a spot on the Phillies’ bench this spring and then hit just .203 in 22 games at Triple-A, at which point Philadelphia sold the 36-year-old veteran to Boston.

He was much better at Triple-A for the Red Sox, hitting .323 with two steals in nine games. That’s not much, but obviously the Red Sox are desperate for warm bodies in the outfield at this point and there’s at least some hope that Podsednik can get on base at a decent clip and run a bit. He didn’t play in the majors at all last season, but hit .297 with a .342 on-base percentage in 134 games for the Royals and Dodgers in 2010.

  1. drewsylvania - May 22, 2012 at 11:25 AM

    Who’s going down? Have to believe Lin, but who else, now that Youk is back?

    If it’s Middlebrooks, I’m turning them off until he gets called back up.

    • Joe - May 22, 2012 at 11:36 AM

      Cody Ross is going on the DL.

      • Jack Marshall - May 22, 2012 at 11:52 AM

        Sweeney is also likely to be DL’d for 7 days, with a concussion. Ross is going on the DL, Lin is going down, and I bet Gonzo will see some action in right. What’s really going to be fun is when all those outfielders start coming back. My guess would be that Byrd and McDonald are toast, and that Bobby V. finds a way to keep Nava around, who has been terrific.

      • Joe - May 22, 2012 at 11:53 AM

        Not that I really care, but I’m curious why the thumbs down? Did I not answer the question? Cody Ross is going on the DL, which takes him off the 25-man roster. Scott Podsednik is recalled from Pawtucket to replace Ross on the 25-man roster. Middlebrooks and Lin are unaffected by this move.

      • sabatimus - May 22, 2012 at 12:41 PM

        1) The question was about Middlebrooks and Youk, and 2) you simply repeated the first thing the article already said. Would you like to try again?

  2. El Bravo - May 22, 2012 at 11:52 AM

    Okay, now you can pack up the season Sox fans. You’re done.

    • hojo20 - May 22, 2012 at 1:21 PM

      1/3 of the AL makes the playoffs. A LOT of baseball left.

      • El Bravo - May 22, 2012 at 1:27 PM

        It was chiseled on to stone tablets back in the era of pharaohs, well before baseball was even invented, but the tablets state clearly: if you call up Scotty Pods in 2012, your team will be immediately irrelevant.

  3. Jeremiah Graves - May 22, 2012 at 12:09 PM

    Dude is a career .279/.340/.381 hitter with some big-time speed.

    He’s not going to replace Jacoby Ellsbury or Carl Crawford, but he could very easily give them the leadoff hitter Mike Aviles is not. He’s no great shakes, but if he can still hit at/near his career norms, he’ll help keep ’em afloat.

    • cinfante54 - May 22, 2012 at 1:40 PM

      The leadoff hitter Aviles is not? You obviously haven’t been watching his performance lately.

      • 1943mrmojorisin1971 - May 22, 2012 at 2:13 PM

        True, but realistically he’s not a leadoff guy. Bobby V can keep playing the hot hand but eventually Aviles will be hitting somewhere else in the lineup.

      • cinfante54 - May 22, 2012 at 2:43 PM

        Yeah I understand that point, and I’m assuming when Ellsbury comes back Aviles will be hitting 5th or 6th, but for now I’m content with him being up there.

      • Jeremiah Graves - May 22, 2012 at 4:33 PM

        His OBP is like 40 points lower than Pods career OBP. In what world is a guy who gets on base at a .300 clip an ideal leadoff hitter?

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