Report: Red Sox recall Scott Podsednik

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Report: Red Sox recall Scott Podsednik

There's no greater sign that the Red Sox are hurting in the outfield than this: Fox Sports is reporting that the Red Sox have recalled outfielder Scott Podsednik from Pawtucket. The 36-year-old is 10-for-31 with a home run and 6 RBI in nine games with the PawSox.

With Cody Ross (foot) now set to miss some time, and with fellow outfielders Carl Crawford and Jacoby Ellsbury on the disabled list, Podsednik will try to give the Sox greater depth at a position where they need it badly.

More to come . . .

Ortiz quells comeback speculation: 'My playing time has expired'

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Ortiz quells comeback speculation: 'My playing time has expired'

Forget that cryptic Tweet to the Globe. David Ortiz isn't walking through that door, fans. At least not as a player.

"My playing time has already expired," Ortiz told ESPN Deportes. "Baseball is not something that you wake up today and you say, 'I'll play tomorrow.' Baseball is something that carries a lot of sacrifice, a lot of preparation, and there is a reason why we train the entire year to play it, practice every day, especially during the season, because it is a sport of consistency."

No one really thought he was contemplating a comeback, but last week he Tweeted this . . .

. . . and that raised hopes that he'd changed his mind.

Not so.