The Red Sox are looking for anything to give them a spark as they try to avoid falling out of contention — and their latest search has led them to an old friend.
After trading him to the Diamondbacks along with Matt Albers for Craig Breslow, the Red Sox re-signed Scott Podsednik on Thursday night. Podsednik, who had been released by Arizona after refusing to accept an assignment to Triple-A Reno, finds himself slotted into the nine-hole on Friday night. He'll be playing in left field in place of Carl Crawford. To make room for Podsednik, the Red Sox optioned Ryan Kalish to Pawtucket.
In his first go-round with Boston, the speedy outfielder batted .387 with one home run and seven RBIs in 19 games.
NESN's Dennis Eckersley discusses what Podsednik's re-signing may mean for the Red Sox in the above video from Red Sox First Pitch.