Boston Red Sox
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8/30/2012 12:22:00 PM
Description: Red Sox outfielder Scott Podsednik has mastered the craft of hitting Zack Greinke. In 34 at bats against the Los Angeles righthander, Podsednik is batting .500 with seven extra-base hits.
Insight: The 36-year-old doesn't offer much power and Podsednik isn't quite the stolen base threat that he used to be, but he is still hitting an excellent .370 in 119 at bats this season.
 
8/10/2012 9:05:00 PM
Description: Outfielder Scott Podsednik has signed a one-year deal with the Red Sox .
Insight: Talk about having your cake and eating it too. Boston swapped Podsednik along with reliever Matt Albers last week for lefthanded specialist Craig Breslow. But then the Diamondbacks released him, paving the way for the 36-year-old's return to the Red Sox. In 19 games for Boston this season, Podsednik has hit .387 with one homer, seven RBI and six stolen bases.
 
6/28/2012 5:01:00 PM
Description: Boston outfielder Scott Podsednik (groin) will begin a minor league rehab assignment Friday with Triple-A Pawtucket, according to Rob Bradford of WEEI.com.
Insight: Podsednik will DH tomorrow and play the field Sunday. Podsednik will likely assume an everyday spot in the lineup next to Cody Ross and Daniel Nava until Jacoby Ellsbury and Carl Crawford return next month.
 
6/19/2012 4:04:00 PM
Description: Boston outfielder Scott Podsednik has been placed on the 15-day disabled list. He injured the left groin in Sunday's game.
Insight: Podsednik (.387 batting average, .893 OPS, 9 runs scored, 6 SB in 19 games) has been just what the injured Boston outfield needed. Hopefully he won't be out long. Fortunately for the Red Sox, Cody Ross returned to the lineup on Tuesday.
 
6/19/2012 3:41:00 PM
Description: Boston outfielder Scott Podsednik is not in Tuesday's lineup. He's left Sunday's game with a mild left groin injury.
Insight: Podsednik (.387 batting average, .893 OPS, 9 runs scored, 6 SB in 19 games) has been just what the injured Boston outfield needed. Hopefully he won't be out long. Fortunately for the Red Sox, Cody Ross returned to the lineup on Tuesday.
 
Hot6/17/2012 10:41:00 PM
Description: Boston outfielder Scott Podsednik left Sunday night's game against the Cubs with a mild left groin injury, according to Sean McAdam of Comcast SportsNet New England.
Insight: Podsednik (.390, 6 SB) was hurt while grounding into a double play in the fifth. The Red Sox have Cody Ross coming back during the week, but Ryan Sweeney just went on the disabled list so the team can't afford to lose Podsednik now.
 
Hot6/15/2012 5:25:00 PM
Description: Boston outfielder Scott Podsednik went 2-for-4 with two stolen bases Friday against the Cubs.
Insight: Since joining Boston at the end of May, Podsednik is batting .382 (21-for-55) with six steals. He won't have a starting job much longer as Cody Ross is slated to return soon and Jacoby Ellsbury and Carl Crawford will come back at some point, but he's an excellent short-term speed add.
 
Hot6/11/2012 10:13:00 PM
Description: Boston outfielder Scott Podsednik had another excellent game Monday in Miami. The 11-year veteran went 3-4 with three singles and a stolen base.
Insight: The three-hit performance was Podsednik's second multi-hit game in a row and his sixth since joining the Red Sox back on May 22nd. Podsednik is still incredibly fast (he already has four steals) and he's hitting .405 in 14 games this season. Who knows how long this will last but Podsednik is red-hot right now and definitely worth a start if you're in need of a speedy leadoff hitter who hits for average.
 
5/22/2012 11:53:00 AM
Description: Outfielder Scott Podsednik has been called up by the Boston Red Sox.
Insight: With injuries to Cody Ross and Ryan Sweeney on top of those to Carl Crawford and Jacoby Ellsbury the Red Sox have been forced into this move. Podsednik was batting .323 at Pawtucket in 31 at-bats. In 10 big league seasons, Podsednik has a .279 batting average with a low .721 OPS. His best fantasy asset is speed, he's stolen 301 bases over his career.
 
3/2/2011 6:24:00 AM
Description: Scott Podsednik hopes to play in spring games by the end of the week. SOURCE: MLB
Insight: That will give him enough time to show his skills and compete for a backup job as long as he doesn't have any setbacks.
 
2/21/2011 9:08:00 PM
Description: Scott Podsednik will not be able to start spring training on time because he is suffering from plantar fasciitis. SOURCE: TORONTO SUN
Insight: He started suffering the foot problems shortly after signing his minor league deal with Toronto. If it sidelines him for a while it will hurt his chances of making the team out of spring training. They could always try to stash him on the DL until they need him.
 
2/16/2011 3:54:00 PM
Description: The Blue Jays have signed OF Scott Podsednik to a minor league deal. SOURCE: MLB Trade Rumors
Insight: The Blue Jays have been rumored to be trying to trade Juan Rivera; if that happens that opens up a spot for Scotty Pods.
 
12/23/2010 1:18:00 PM
Description: The Reds have joined the Angels as having interest in Scott Podsednik. SOURCE: FOXSPORTS
Insight: He is the type of speedy, low OBP outfielder that the Reds always have interest in. He will be lucky to find a full-time role anywhere.
 
12/23/2010 10:02:00 AM
Description: Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports.com reports the Reds have joined the hunt for Podsednik.
Insight: Podsednik hit .297 with 35 stolen bases for the Dodgers in 2010. (RapidDraft.com)
 
12/21/2010 12:08:00 PM
Description: The Angels are looking for a lead-off hitter to play the OF and Scott Podsednik could be their answer. SOURCE: Fox Sports
Insight: If he played full-time for the Angels, Podsednik should steal 40+ bases and score close to 100 runs. Keep an eye on where he ends up, as he should be a late-middle round pick that could boost a team's stolen base rankings.
 
11/4/2010 1:41:00 PM
Description: Dodgers OF Scott Podsednik, apparently believing he stands to get more on the open market, declined his half of a $2 million, mutual contract option for 2011 on Thursday, meaning he automatically becomes a free agent. SOURCE: ESPN.com
Insight: If healthy and with regular playing time, Podesednik can put up 30-40 stolen bases in a season. Unfortunately neither health nor playing time are assured for Podsednik in 2011.
 
8/27/2010 8:05:00 AM
Description: Podsednik went 3-for-5 with a RBI and two runs scored on Thursday against the Brewers.
Insight: Podsednik has four hits in his last six at-bats and is now batting .307 with five homers and 50 RBI. (SportsBuff.com)
 
8/18/2010 8:50:00 AM
Description: Podsednik went 1-for-5 with a double, two RBI and a run scored on Tuesday against the Rockies.
Insight: Podsednik is now batting .308 with five homers and 49 RBI so far this year. (SportsBuff.com)
 
8/5/2010 8:24:00 AM
Description: Podsednik went 1-for-4 with two RBI, walk, steal and a run scored on Wednesday against the Padres.
Insight: Podsednik is now 5-for-28 with three RBI and three steals in seven games with the Dodgers. (SportsBuff.com)
 
8/2/2010 6:42:00 AM
Description: Scott Podsednik stole a base last night - it was his second steal in four games a member of the Dodgers.
Insight: He has plenty of short-term value for owners that are looking for speed but he won't be worth using in mixed leagues once Manny Ramirez comes off the DL