Scott Podsednik Freed By the Phillies After Miserable Start, No Promotion


Scott Podsednik really felt he did everything he could to make the Phillies this year. This Spring Podsednik hit .309 with five doubles, a home run, and five walks.

I personally felt he was superior to Juan Pierre in defense, power, speed, and would have been the better choice.  But, the Phillies chose Pierre, perhaps due to a contract stipulation that Pierre would have had to been released the last week of March if not on the Major League roster; Podsednik has a similar stipulation but that does not happen until June.  Podsednik surely would have taken that option.

Alex Speier of is reporting that the Phillies have traded Scott Podsednik's contract to the Red Sox for cash.

Upon learning that he was being sent to the minors, Podsednik failed to report to AAA Lehigh Valley and had to be placed on the restricted list.  He eventually did, and he has not been his old self.  Podsednik hit just .203, which could be why the Phillies opted for Hector Luna instead upon Laynce Nix's injury.

This is a good move for Podsednik, as he could still opt out on June 1 if this new opportunity does not work out.  If it does work out, good for him.


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