Originally posted on Ted's Army  |  Last updated 8/10/12

News came out yesterday that the Sox re-signed Scott Podsednik -- sent to Arizona in the Craig Breslow deal, but immediately released -- for the remainder of the season. The perplexing move was seemingly injury insurance, but now Dan Roche says the Sox are assigning Podsednik to the big club and sending down Ryan Kalish.

I'm inclined to say this move is insane, but the motivation is clear: Kalish isn't getting everyday at bats with Crawford and Ellsbury playing every day, and Cody Ross hanging around slugging .500+. This way, Kalish gets to stay sharp and Podsednik can fill the speed-off-the-bench role.

Whatever keeps Kalish progressing to being an everyday OF for the Sox next year, I approve.

In other news, Boston signed a 16-year old Venezuelan pitcher. Se gusta cerveza? I hope so.

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