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Friday, 01 December 2006 04:40
Scott PodsednikThe Chicago White Sox have agreed to terms on a one-year, $2.90-million contract with outfielder Scott Podsednik, avoiding arbitration.

Podsednik, 30, batted .261 (137-524) with three home runs, 45 RBI, 40 stolen bases and 86 runs scored in 139 games with the White Sox in 2006.  He ranked fifth in the American League in stolen bases and became the fourth player in Sox history to record back-to-back seasons with 40 steals.

Podednik is a career .275 (620-2,255) hitter with 25 home runs, 175 RBI, 212 stolen bases and 354 runs scored in 595 games.  Over the last three seasons, he leads the major leagues with 169 steals.  Podsednik’s 70 steals in 2004 are a Milwaukee Brewers franchise record, and his 59 steals with the White Sox in 2005 are the second-highest total in franchise history behind Rudy Law’s 77 in 1983.

In two seasons with the Sox, the 6-foot-1, 190-pound Podsednik has batted .275 (284-1,031) with 99 stolen bases, 166 runs scored and 58 infield hits.  He was an American League All-Star in 2005, his first season with the White Sox, and hit the 14th game-ending home run in World Series history in Game 2 of the 2005 Fall Classic vs. Houston.

Podsednik originally was acquired by the White Sox from Milwaukee with pitcher Luis Vizcaino and first baseman Travis Hinton in exchange for outfielder Carlos Lee on December 14, 2004.
 
 
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