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Dodgers close to acquiring Scott Podsednik

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ANAHEIM CA - JULY 02:  Scott Podsednik #22 of the Kansas City Royals strikes out against the Los Angeles Angels during the fifth inning at Angel Stadium on July 2 2010 in Anaheim California.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
ANAHEIM CA - JULY 02: Scott Podsednik #22 of the Kansas City Royals strikes out against the Los Angeles Angels during the fifth inning at Angel Stadium on July 2 2010 in Anaheim California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
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According to Jayson Stark (via Twitter), the Dodgers are "moving closer" to acquiring outfielder Scott Podsednik from the Kansas City Royals.

Podsednik has emerged as a trade candidate since David Dejesus went on the shelf for the rest of the season. 

Pedsednik will provide a versatile outfielder with a lot a speed and a very good defender in the outfield.  Both Manny Ramirez and Reed Johnson are on the D.L