Podsednik Getting Better

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) -- Scott Podsednik zipped around first, picked up speed approaching second, then backed off as he easily glided into third for a standup triple in a recent game against San Francisco.

It felt good to stretch the legs again.

The Colorado Rockies outfielder finally feels like he has his wheels back under him, after numerous injuries slowed him down the past two years while he was with the Chicago White Sox.

Podsednik signed a minor league contract with Colorado in February.

Podsednik's game hinges on his speed, which is why the past two years have been frustrating for him. Since helping the White Sox to a world championship in 2005, he's been hampered by two different sports hernias and a strained left rib cage muscle.

Still, Podsednik is regarded as one of the fastest players in the game. He now has a team-leading six stolen bases on seven attempts this spring.

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  • by Ava D'Laurentis Location: Texas on Mar 18, 2008 at 08:27 PM
    Let's just see what happens. This is just spring training, a long season tells the real story. Scotty has suffered from one injury to another since 1999. On going injuries have plagued him for many years. Although he is an average player at the plate and on the outfield, he does have speed on the bases, when he gets on base that is. A bit overrated at times, so let's not get ahead of ourselves, he really has something to prove and doing well this spring, but much better offensive and defensive players on the Rockies. I am hoping to see Dexter Fowler brought up this year. Scott is a fourth or fifth at best.
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