White Sox Discussed New Deal For Podsednik

Outfielder DeWayne Wise has chosen free agency over a Triple A assignment from the White Sox, but there's a chance Scott Podsednik could return.  According to Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune, Podsednik's agent Ryan Gleichowski had a preliminary discussion with Sox assistant GM Rick Hahn.  They'll talk again later this month.

Podsednik, 34 in March, signed a minor league deal with the Rockies in January.  He was released in April, and the White Sox scooped him up.  Pods went on to hit .304/.353/.412 in 587 plate appearances while playing mostly left and center field.  His defense graded out as average, based on UZR and plus-minus.

MLB.com's Scott Merkin spoke to Podsednik earlier this month, who expressed a desire to return but said "we are going to wait it out and see what happens."  Podsednik fell short of Type B status, so there will be no draft pick compensation involved.

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