Thursday, September 3, 2015

Phillies sign Podsednik to minor league deal

The Phillies have signed former stolen base champ Scott Podsednik to a minor league deal, according to Fox Sport's Ken Rosenthal.

Phillies sign Podsednik to minor league deal

0 comments
The Phillies have signed outfielder Scott Podsednik to a minor-league deal. (Matt Slocum/AP)
The Phillies have signed outfielder Scott Podsednik to a minor-league deal. (Matt Slocum/AP)

The Phillies have signed former stolen base champ Scott Podsednik to a minor league deal, according to Fox Sport's Ken Rosenthal.

Podsednik had a solid season last year for the Royals and Dodgers, hitting .297/.342/.382 with 35 steals in 595 plate appearances. He was much better in Kansas City than he was in Los Angeles. Podsednik has played all three outfield positions, although the majority of his playing time has come in left field and center field.

Podsednik was hitting .254/.365/.352 with three steals in 85 plate appearances in the Blue Jays' minor league system. Toronto released Podsednik, who battled planta fasciitis in spring training.

Podsednik gives the Phillies depth, particularly at center field, where Shane Victorino is currently on the disabled list.


Download our NEW iPhone/Android app for easy access to all of our Phillies coverage, plus app-exclusive videos and analysis. Get it here.

More coverage
 
Phillies shut out by Rangers
 
The Phillies Zone: Utley likely to play Monday
 
Inside the Phillies: Amaro has options in getting a bat
 
Box score
 
High Cheese: Utley to be activated; Blanton to DL
 
Madson likely to remain Phils closer
 
Phils' prospect Overbeck better than Rizzotti?
 
Follow the Phils on your iPad
Daily News Staff Writer
0 comments
We encourage respectful comments but reserve the right to delete anything that doesn't contribute to an engaging dialogue.
Help us moderate this thread by flagging comments that violate our guidelines.

Comment policy:

Philly.com comments are intended to be civil, friendly conversations. Please treat other participants with respect and in a way that you would want to be treated. You are responsible for what you say. And please, stay on topic. If you see an objectionable post, please report it to us using the "Report Abuse" option.

Please note that comments are monitored by Philly.com staff. We reserve the right at all times to remove any information or materials that are unlawful, threatening, abusive, libelous, defamatory, obscene, vulgar, pornographic, profane, indecent or otherwise objectionable. Personal attacks, especially on other participants, are not permitted. We reserve the right to permanently block any user who violates these terms and conditions.

Additionally comments that are long, have multiple paragraph breaks, include code, or include hyperlinks may not be posted.

Read 0 comments
 
comments powered by Disqus
About this blog
High Cheese is your place for the best Phillies coverage from the Daily News.

David Murphy Daily News Staff Writer
Ryan Lawrence Daily News Staff Writer
Latest Videos:
Also on Philly.com:
letter icon Newsletter