Podsednik Back To The DL

The Chicago White Sox placed leadoff hitter Scott Podsednik back on the 15-day disabled list today due to a strained muscle in his left ribcage.

The veteran outfielder was injured Sunday while batting in the first inning at Kansas City. It happened less than two weeks after Podsednik returned from a two-month stint on the DL with a strained adductor muscle.

The White Sox recalled outfielder Jerry Owens from Triple-A Charlotte to replace Podsednik. Owens batted .170 in 15 games for Chicago last month.

Podsednik is batting .269 with 13 runs scored and four steals in 19 games.

Podsednik's loss is another blow for an outfield that has seen Darin Erstad go on the DL twice because of a bad ankle. Right fielder Jermaine Dye returned Monday after missing nine games with a sore thigh.

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