CLEVELAND — The Red Sox have signed Scott Podsednik to a major league deal and he will rejoin the team tomorrow. The team will send Ryan Kalish back to Triple A Pawtucket to make room for the veteran outfielder.
The Sox traded Podsednik along with Matt Albers to the Arizona Diamondbacks on July 31 for lefthander Craig Breslow, but Podsednik refused the Diamondbacks’ minor league assignment and was granted free agency.
Podsednik had a nice run with the Red Sox, hitting .387 with one homer and seven RBI and an .893 OPS in 62 at-bats and served as a spark plug in Jacoby Ellsbury’s absence.
The Red Sox also had the opportunity to consider Johnny Damon, who had been designated for assignment by the Indians and eventually released, but opted for Podsednik instead.