Looking to add depth to an outfield ravaged by injury, the Boston Red Sox have acquired Scott Podsednik from the Philadelphia Phillies for cash.
The slumping Red Sox announced the move Friday night. Podsednik was hitting .203 with four runs batted in and six stolen bases in 22 games at AAA Lehigh Valley.
The speedy Podsednik, 36, last appeared in the majors in 2010 with the Royals and Dodgers. He will report to AAA Pawtucket.
With the Milwaukee Brewers in 2004, Podsednik led the National League with 70 stolen bases. He played in the 2005 all-star game as a member of the Chicago White Sox.
The Red Sox have been without left-fielder Carl Crawford all season. He had off-season surgery on his left wrist and is now sidelined with a sprained ligament in his throwing elbow. All-star centre -fielder Jacoby Ellsbury injured his right shoulder during the second week of the season.
Boston acquired outfielder Marlon Byrd from the Chicago Cubs last month and recently called up Daniel Nava from the minors.