Former Brewer signs with RoyalsFormer Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Scott Podsednik has signed a free agent contract with the Kansas City Royals
MILWAUKEE - Former Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Scott Podsednik has signed a free agent contract with the Kansas City Royals.
Media reports say the deal will be made official if he passes a physical scheduled for today. He’s expected to compete with Mitch Maier and Brian Anderson for the Royals’ center fielder job.
The 33-year-old Podsednik finished second in the National League’s rookie-of-the-year balloting with the Brewers in 2003. He stole at least 30 bases in each of five full seasons in the Majors, including a career-high 70 with Milwaukee in 2004.
Podsednik is a career .277 hitter with 266 stolen bases in 882 games with the Brewers, Seattle, Colorado, and the Chicago White Sox.
Podsednik had a second tour of duty with the Sox last year, when he hit .304 in 132 games with seven homers, 48 RBIs, and 30 stolen bases.
Podesdnik hit a walk-off homer to win Game 2 of the World Series against Houston – a series the White Sox swept in four games.