In what was almost a necessity, the Red Sox have called up outfielder Scott Podsednik to join the big club for tonight’s game in Baltimore after both Cody Ross and Ryan Sweeney appear to be headed for the DL. The injuries left the Red Sox with Marlon Byrd, Daniel Nava and Che-Hsuan Lin as their outfielders so promoting Podsednik was a way to insure the club had backup, should they need it. The way things are going, they may need it.
No word yet on the moves that will be made in order to make room for Podsednik on the roster. Despite rumblings that Adrian Gonzalez could spend more time in right field, we have yet to hear if that has been confirmed for tonight’s game. It is speculated that Kevin Youkilis will return tonight making the Youk/Middlebrooks saga front and center. Gonzalez in right field would help diffuse that somewhat, but only for a short period of time.
For now we are left with the 36-year old legs of Scott Podsednik to try and carry us through this rough stretch of horrific injuries to the Sox outfield.