The Boston Red Sox, increasing their outfield depth, acquired outfielder Scott Podsednik from the Phillies on Friday night, according to a major-league source.
Podsednik, 36, was at Triple A with the Phillies and will report to Triple A with the Red Sox. He can opt out of his minor-league contract on June 1 if he is not in the majors.
The Red Sox are without injured outfielders Jacoby Ellsbury and Carl Crawford, and on Thursday recalled outfielder Daniel Nava from Triple A.
Podsednik was batting only .203/.289/.216 for the Phillies' Lehigh Valley affiliate.
— Ken Rosenthal