Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Red Sox With No Cards Pt. 11: Scott Podsednik

In this series I take a look at players who played for the Boston Red Sox but, for some reason, never had a card produced of them with the team.
I always kind of liked Scott Podsednik.  I remember when he first came up with the Mariners and made his first big impact with the Brewers.  He was a speedy player, stealing 70 bases in his rookie season and finishing second in the Rookie of the Year vote.  He next made an impact with the White Sox in their World Series Championship season.  After that he bounced around for a little while.

Podsednik was acquired by the Red Sox from the Phillies in May, 2012 when most of the team's starting outfielders and several reserve players went on the disabled list.  Podsednik made an immediate impact in his first start for his new team, hitting a home run and having two hits.  Podsednik played well for a couple of months but was sent to the minors when Jacoby Ellsbury and Carl Crawford came back.

Podsednik was traded to the Diamondbacks along with Matt Albers for Craig Breslow at the trading deadline.  He never played for the Diamondbacks though and found his way back to Boston within a few days.  He continued to play through the end of the season.

For his time in Boston, Podsednik hit .302/.322/.352 with one home run, 12 RBIs, and eight stolen bases.  He did not appear on any cardboard as a member of the Red Sox.

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