January 6, 2009 7:50 PM
General manager Dan O'Dowd said before spring training he would like to continue to build depth with some non-roster signings and one of those might be finding a left-handed hitter who can play center field. Does that sound like Scott Podsednik?
O'Dowd didn't sound optimistic today about resigning Podsednik.Asked whether Podsednik could be coming back, O'Dowd said, "I can't say that he is at this time. I haven't had a lot of positive feedback from (agent) Kenny Felder on Scott. So I don't know really where that one is at this point in time."
Podsednik signed as a non-roster player last year shortly before the start of spring training and was added to the Opening Day roster when he beat out Cory Sullivan in the final roster move before the start of the regular season.
The Rockies will take long looks at outfielders Carlos Gonazlez, a left-handed hitter, and Dexter Fowler, a switch-hitter, in spring training. But O'Dowd said he wouldn't mind having a veteran on board if Gonzalez and Fowler need more development time. O'Dowd also said he might want to look to non-roster signings to address the catching situation and possibly obtain a right-handed hitting outfielder.