CLEVELAND -- The Red Sox have signed veteran outfielder Scott Podsednik to a Major League contract, a week and a half after trading him.
At the non-waiver Trade Deadline on July 31, the Sox dealt Podsednik and reliever Matt Albers for Craig Breslow, but Arizona recently released Podsednik after he declined to accept his assignment to Triple-A Reno.
To make room for Podsednik on the active roster, the Sox will option outfielder Ryan Kalish to Triple-A Pawtucket, according to The Boston Globe.
The 36-year-old Podsednik hit .387 with a home run and seven RBIs in 19 games for the Red Sox this season. Kalish was 3-for-19 with a double in seven games since being recalled on July 31.