In the world of sports, there are players who know when to hang it up and those who continue to push into their late 30′s to early 40′s.
We’ve seen a lot of older players hang in there with the best of the best and seen some fall flat on their faces which results in them walking off into the sunset later than expected. Veteran outfielder Scott Podsednik could be facing one of these two situations.
Now I know he last played in 2012 when he was only 36-37 years old but according to Chris Cotillo of MLBDailyDish.com, Podsednik has kept himself in shape and is ready to play in 2014 given the right situation.
Source: Scott Podsednik has stayed in shape and would be interested in playing if the right opportunity presented itself.
— Chris Cotillo (@ChrisCotillo) January 3, 2014
He’ll turn 38 years old on March 18th and could serve as some sort of depth for any organization at any level. Podsednik has what it takes to crack a Major League roster but the only question is how long would he be able to stay on one?
In his most recent season with the Boston Red Sox he hit one home run, 12 RBI’s and a batting line of .302/.322/.353 across the line in just 63 games. Now it’ll be interesting to see who will pick him up.