Sox land Podsednik as part of two Minors deals

Sox land Podsednik as part of two Minors deals

BOSTON -- The Red Sox added veteran outfield depth to Triple-A Pawtucket Friday, as they acquired 36-year-old Scott Podsednik from the Phillies in exchange for cash considerations.

Podsednik hasn't played in the Majors since 2010, and he was hitting .203 in 74 at-bats for the Triple-A Lehigh Valley IronPigs. Podsednik stole 70 bases with the Brewers in 2004, and he has been successful in six of seven attempts this year, with a .289 on-base percentage. In 10 big league seasons, Podsednik's a .279 hitter with a .340 OBP and 301 steals in 403 tries. He's played in the Majors for the White Sox, Mariners, Brewers, Rockies and Dodgers.

Injuries to Carl Crawford and Jacoby Ellsbury have had a trickle-down effect that's left the Sox's outfield corps thin at the organization's highest levels. FOX Sports first reported the trade.

In another Minor League deal, the Red Sox sent infielder Jeff Larish to the Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for cash considerations. Larish signed with Boston on May 2, but he did not appear in any games in the Sox's farm system.

Larish last played in the Majors in 2010, splitting time between Detroit and Oakland. He was in the Phillies' farm system in 2011. Larish will report to Triple-A Indianapolis.