Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Scott Podsednik: Welcome Back to Chicago

With starting center fielder Dewayne Wise out for the next 6-8 weeks, the White Sox are turning back the clock by signing old friend Scott Podsednik to a minor league deal.

Scott Podsednik rejoined the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday, agreeing to a minor league contract one day after center fielder Dewayne Wise separated a shoulder.

Podsednik played for Chicago from 2005-07 and hit .253 for the Colorado Rockies last year. He became a free agent after the season, agreed to a minor league contract with the Rockies and then was released April 1.

The White Sox (namely Ozzie Guillen) don't seem to have much faith in Brian Anderson or Jerry Owens as a starting outfielder, so it would not surprise me to see Podsednik eventually get lots of playing time. Then again, Podsednik has not put up good numbers since 2006 so I'm not sure Podsednik is that much better of an option at this point.

Then again, this is a no risk, mild reward situation here for the White Sox if Podsednik plays well.

White Sox fans sure hope for more of this:


News Review said...

It's great to have a great player back to the team.. He's not yet that old.. His baseball brilliance is still there, for sure.. Good Luck Mr. Podsednik.. Go go go White Sox..

Josh said...

If Podsednik's baseball brilliance is still there, then the White Sox will be a force to be reckoned with. However, I don't think Pods is close to the player he once was, but I'd like to see him prove me wrong