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Scott Eric Podsednik (pronounced /pədˈsɛdnɨk/; born March 18, 1976 in West, Texas) is a Major League Baseball left fielder for the Los Angeles Dodgers. Podsednik led the major leagues in stolen bases in 2004 with 70.

Podsednik was drafted out of West High School in the 3rd round, 85th overall, in the 1994 Major League Baseball Draft by the Texas Rangers. He began his professional career with the Gulf Coast Rangers in 1994. The Rangers traded him (along with Wilson Heredia) to the Florida Marlins for pitcher Bobby Witt on October 8, 1995. He spent the next two seasons playing for the Marlins class-A affiliates.

On December 15, 1997 he returned to the Rangers in the minor league portion of the Rule V Draft. He was promoted to the Double-A Tulsa Drillers in 1998. He remained with Tulsa through the 2000 season when he was granted free agency.

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