Scott Podsednik back in Boston

The Boston Red Sox traded outfielder Scott Podsednik to the Arizona Diamondbacks on July 31.

Now, nine days later, he's back.

The Red Sox signed him to a major league deal on Thursday, Fox Sports reported.

Podsednik, 36, never reported to the Diamondbacks, who wanted him to play for Triple-A Reno. When he refused, the team granted him free agency.

He's a career .281 hitter with 42 home runs and 307 RBIs in nine major league seasons. In 19 games with the Red Sox earlier in the season, he batted .387 with a home run, seven RBIs and six stolen bases.

The 6-foot, 185-pound Podsednik landed on the 15-day disabled list with a groin injury. He was then activated and optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket on July 6.