Red Sox obtain OF Podsednik from Phillies for cash
The slumping Red Sox announced the move Friday night. Podsednik was hitting .203 with four RBIs and six stolen bases in 22 games at Triple-A Lehigh Valley.
The speedy Podsednik, 36, last appeared in the majors in 2010 with the Royals and Dodgers. He will report to Triple-A Pawtucket.
The Red Sox have been without left fielder Carl Crawford all season. He had offseason surgery on his left wrist and is now sidelined with a sprained ligament in his throwing elbow. All-Star center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury injured his right shoulder during the second week of the season.