Podsednik given his release by Sox

Podsednik given his release by Sox

CHICAGO -- Scott Podsednik's legacy on the South Side of Chicago will be permanently etched as part of the White Sox landscape through a blue seat in right-center field amongst a sea of green at U.S. Cellular Field.

That particular spot marks Podsednik's walk-off home run in Game 2 of the 2005 World Series, an eventual championship contributed to mightily by the fleet-footed leadoff man.

Podsednik won't have a chance to make any new memories with the White Sox, though, as he was designated for assignment on Tuesday.

The 31-year-old veteran battled through a strained left adductor and strained left ribcage last year, with the injuries limiting him to a .243 average, 214 at-bats and 12 stolen bases.

Jerry Owens' emergence late in the 2007 season, as well as Pablo Ozuna's expected healthy return, made the 2005 All-Star expendable.

The White Sox also are seeking a much talked about upgrade through free agency in center field. Joe Crede and Alex Cintron stand as the only arbitration-eligible players left on the roster.

Scott Merkin is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.