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That could be it for Scott Podsednik, Dodger

September 14, 2010 |  8:41 pm

Scott Podsednik’s season -- and possibly his career as a Dodger -- has probably come to a close.

Manager Joe Torre said Podsednik would probably miss the rest of the season with plantar fasciitis in his left foot. The Texas native is schedule to return to Dallas on Wednesday to get a second opinion.

Podsednik, 34, and the Dodgers have a mutual option at $2 million for next season.

Given his age, lack of power and foot trouble, I can’t see the Dodgers bringing him back unless it’s as a backup.

He was hitting .310 with a .400 on-base percentage and 30 stolen bases in 95 games with the Royals when the Dodgers acquired him for a pair of minor leaguers, catcher Lucas Mayand right-hander Elisaul Pimentel on July 28.

He had disappointing results as a Dodger, batting .262 with a .313 on-base percentage with five steals in 39 games. The foot, of course, could have had something to do with that.

Getting minimal pop from the corners, the Dodgers need some power from the left-field spot. And there figures to be plenty of roster movement after this disappointing season.

Plantar fasciitis is a painful condition on the ligament that connects the heel to the toes. If it persists, potential surgeries include cutting to promote healing or disconnecting it.

-- Steve Dilbeck

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