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.

32 Responses to Diamondbacks Release Scott Podsednik Leave a Reply

  1. mwagner26 3 years ago

    Lol. Did not see that coming.

  2. fitz 3 years ago

    Sox could use him back…

  3. Karkat 3 years ago

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

    • mmiller54 3 years ago

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

      • James Attwood 3 years 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 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 ago

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

  4. riso30 3 years ago

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

  5. johnsilver 3 years 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.

  6. Jack Miller 3 years ago

    Should I take Melky Cabrera for Alex Rios

  7. Jocketty, sign him for depth

    • Walter Riarson 3 years 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.

  8. flickadave 3 years ago

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

  9. sdsuphilip 3 years ago

    So much KT fail

  10. jondogg2010 3 years ago

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

  11. melonis_rex 3 years ago

    Ladies and gentlemen Kevin Towers

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

  12. TheReturnOfMrBlanks 3 years 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

  13. PWNdroia 3 years ago


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

    • 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.

  15. 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.

  16. Stoibs 3 years ago

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

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

    • Jeff Snedden 3 years 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.

      • 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?

        • Jeff Snedden 3 years 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?

  18. Pick him up mets

  19. Michael 3 years ago

    That was quick

  20. mas419 3 years ago

    Maybe he goes to the Reds?

  21. Joey Weinberg 3 years ago

    why? Posednik still can play. He batted like .386 in Boston this year in 62 at bats. With Chris Young struggling, Posednik could have backed up/play 3-4 days a week in the outfield. by the way, this is coming from a Dodgers fan.

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