Red Sox OF Scott Podsednik to DL; Cody Ross takes roster spot

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Scott Podsednik is the fifth Red Sox outfielder to add his name to their growing disabled list. (Rob Carr/Getty Images)

at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on May 23, 2012 in Baltimore, Maryland.

The Boston Red Sox placed veteran outfielder Scott Podsednik on the 15-day disabled list with an injured groin and activated Cody Ross. Ross has been sidelined since May 18 with a fractured foot.

Ross will bat seventh on Tuesday night against the Miami Marlins and will be in left field. Ross gives the Red Sox flexibility because he has played all three outfield positions this season. The Red Sox now have five outfielders on the DL.

Podsednik is batting .387 with one home run and seven RBI in 62 at-bats this season. He also has six stolen bases since his recall in late May.