Diamondbacks Release Scott Podsednik

The Diamondbacks have granted Scott Podsednik his release after he declined an assignment to Triple-A, reports Nick Piecoro of The Arizona Republic (on Twitter). Arizona acquired him as part of the Matt AlbersCraig Breslow trade earlier this week.

Podsednik, 36, hit .387/.409/.484 with six steals in 70 plate appearances with the Red Sox this year and .242/.308/.291 in Triple-A. The speedy outfielder also missed a little more than two weeks with a groin strain earlier this season.


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32 Comments on "Diamondbacks Release Scott Podsednik"


mwagner26
3 years 28 days ago

Lol. Did not see that coming.

fitz
3 years 28 days ago

Sox could use him back…

Karkat
3 years 28 days ago

I really like Pods, and he’s had such bad luck recently. I hope he can latch on with somebody.

mmiller54
3 years 28 days ago

Sad, I was really looking forward to him being a valuable September callup for the Snakes.

James Attwood
3 years 28 days ago

He would have been 7th on the Dbacks OF depth chart. He’s just on piece of the puzzle that is the trade that brought him to AZ to begin with. No part of that trade makes a lick of sense.

colt13
3 years 28 days ago

I agree. I am not a big Albers fan, so I thought he would be a good pinch runner/double switch guy. This is the type of guy the Cardinals always go after, so I hope they give him a look.

mmiller54
3 years 28 days ago

This was my thinking too, even if he was about seventh on the depth chart.

riso30
3 years 28 days ago

Bring him back to KC! We loved Scotty Pods. Maybe he can block Wil Myers too!

johnsilver
3 years 28 days ago

He is better than some of the riff-raff the Fish have been running out there this year. Maybe they will give him a shot with Bonifacio at 2b now.

Jack Miller
3 years 28 days ago

Should I take Melky Cabrera for Alex Rios

3 years 28 days ago

Jocketty, sign him for depth

Walter Riarson
3 years 28 days ago

He would make a great lead-off guy for the Reds. They need a lead-off guy and the D-Backs have pretty much given up one on a silver platter.

flickadave
3 years 28 days ago

Wow. Totally didn’t see this coming. Usually the Sox trade FOR the player that is immediately released.

sdsuphilip
3 years 28 days ago

So much KT fail

jondogg2010
3 years 28 days ago

Come back to Boston Pods, you’re more than welcome to!

melonis_rex
3 years 28 days ago

Ladies and gentlemen Kevin Towers

3 years 28 days ago

Points to the team that just swept the Dodgers widely due to the Acquisition of Chris Johnson

TheReturnOfMrBlanks
3 years 28 days ago

I would be more interested in watching my own favorite team if the Padres picked him up, I love Scotty Pods though and have a huge bias. He could also mentor Maybin and teach him a thing or 2.
……hope someone gets him asap

PWNdroia
3 years 28 days ago

Oakland?

3 years 28 days ago

Somebody please, can explain me this move? .-.

3 years 28 days ago

Something tells me that Towers had a trade with brewing with one of the other outfielders (Parra, Young or Upton) and it fell through in the end. No other explanation I can come up with for this move.

3 years 28 days ago

wouldn’t mind seeing him in Pittsburgh. Could help out our young OF. Could come in and be 4th OF and see playing time. Would be great off the bench too.

Stoibs
3 years 28 days ago

What the heck was the point of the Breslow trade!? Towers is really confusing. This is like GMing circa 1990.

3 years 28 days ago

Perfect fit for Pirates right now…..Neal Huntington……you on the phone?

Jeff Snedden
3 years 28 days ago

How is he a perfect fit for the Pirates? Cutch, Marte, Snider, Presley, with Jones playing RF occasionally, when not at 1B. Presley has actually turned it on the past week or so, and he is now the 4th OF, and basically offers the same skill set as Podsednik but with the occasional extra base hit. No thank you.

3 years 28 days ago

Think about what u just listed….Jones is now the 1B, not an OF. The first 3 are correct but…..you’d rather have Alex Presley instead of Scott Podsednik as ur 4th OF for the next two months of a playoff run? BA .387 vs .238, OPS .900 vs .650, same or better defense, same or better speed, and at same price. Off the bench? You’d prefer to see Presley come out of the dugout to PH in the 8th instead of Podsednik? Jones can always step I if necessary, but you can’t really compare/prefer Alex Presley to Scott Podsednik as your 4th OF in a stretch run, can you?
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Jeff Snedden
3 years 28 days ago

That .387 BA/.900 OPS is in 62 PA. I saw enough of Podsednik with Boston in the bazillion games ESPN picks up to say that yes, I would rather have Alex Presley at this point. Its not just a stat deal, I’m just not in favor of messing with a team that is 60-44 and leading the NL Wild Card as they head into the the most important stretch of the season. If a move is made, I would prefer Huntington pick up a utility INF and send Mercer back to Indy until September call ups. Mike Fontenot for instance was DFA’ed by Philly. Presley’s playing time is going to come in late inning PH and fill-in games when Cutch or Marte take a game off (usually a day game after a night game). Presley hits .286 in PH or def. rep. role, and hits better during day games than at night. I think – for what the Pirates expect from a 4th OF – Presley is a notch above Podsednik since he can hit the occasional home run. It is a very close comparison, Pods has experience, but if that is all it comes down to, wouldn’t you rather see the Bucs stay with the chemistry they currently have?

3 years 28 days ago

Pick him up mets

Blue387
3 years 28 days ago

Astros could use this guy as well.

Michael
3 years 28 days ago

That was quick

Michael
3 years 27 days ago

Maybe he goes to the Reds?