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Scott Podsednik Out, For A While, At Least, With Plantar Fasciitis

Outfielder Scott Podsednik hasn’t played since Thursday, out with plantar fasciitis in his left foot. Before today’s game with the Giants, manager Joe Torre told reporters Podsednik is out for a while. A pair of Dodgers’ beat writers have slightly differing reports. From Ken Gurnick of MLB.com:

Scott Podsednik is out for the year with plantar fasciitis

Dylan Hernandez of the LA Times painted a slightly different picture:

Podsednik will be out for a couple of weeks because of plantar fasciitis, Torre said. MRI yesterday. Heading to Dallas for second opinion.

Now, there are only three weeks left in the season anyway, so in reality if Podsednik comes back it won’t be for very long anyway. Podsednik was acquired by the Dodgers from the Royals for minor leaguers Lucas May and Elisaul Pimentel. In 39 games with the Dodgers, Podsednik hit .262 with 17 runs scored, a .313 on-base percentage and .336 slugging percentage.

Podsednik has a mutual contract option for 2011, worth $2 million, or a $100,000 buyout from the club should either side decline the option. It was a club option only, but became a mutual option once Podsednik reached 525 plate appearances, which he reached last month.