by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (5/19/2013) Rays designated hitter Luke Scott homered in his old stadium Sunday in Baltimore. A former member of the Orioles, Scott went deep to right field in the fifth inning off former teammate Chris Tillman.
Scott hit his third home run of the season for a solo shot. He went 1 for 4 and is batting .356. He's driven in runs in four straight games and has eight RBI over his last 10 games.
Luke Scott could see expanded role in NL parks
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (5/10/2013) Rays designated hitter Luke Scott could be ready to play in the field the next time his team plays at a National League ballpark.
Scott has a .348/.448/.609 line after missing the first 25 games of the season with calf and elbow injuries.
"Definitely, I'm getting even better as the days are going along," Scott told MLB.com. "Before it would be that I'd have a good day, then a day I'm sore, another good day, and a day I'm sore. Then it was two good days and a day I'm sore. Now it's three and four, five good days and a day I'm sore."
The Rays are not scheduled to play a National League team until May 29 at Miami.
Luke Scott draws bases-loaded walk
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (5/10/2013) Rays designated hitter Luke Scott drew a bases-loaded walk in the bottom of the 10th inning to secure a win Thursday night against the Blue Jays.
Scott battled back from an 0-2 count before taking four consecutive balls from Brad Lincoln. He finished 1 for 3 with two walks and an RBI in a 5-4 win in extras.
Scott is hitting .333 (5 for 15) with a home run and five RBI in his last five games. He has a .348/.448/.609 line with two homers and seven RBI since coming off the disabled list with calf and elbow injuries.
Luke Scott 'feeling pretty good'
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (5/6/2013) Rays designated hitter Luke Scott has been back with the team for about a week after he missed time with a right calf strain, MLB.com reports. Scott entered Monday's game against Toronto hitting .444 with a homer and two RBI.
"I'm feeling pretty good," said Scott, noting that it's the best he's felt since hurting his right shoulder in 2011 with the Orioles. "Obviously, because I'm in full health, my shoulder's healed up. I'm where I'm able to hang in like I used to and stay in and drive everything."
Luke Scott gets going quickly
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (5/2/2013) It took Rays outfielder Luke Scott exactly one day to get up to speed since being activated from the disabled list with calf and elbow injuries. After going hitless in his first game Tuesday, Scott made it through Wednesday's game without making an out.
Scott went 3 for 3, including his first home run of the season, a solo shot in the fourth inning. He scored twice, drove in two runs and walked once in a 9-8 loss.
Luke Scott Ks twice in debut
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (4/30/2013) Rays designated hitter Luke Scott finally put his elbow and calf issues behind him as he made his first start for Tampa Bay Tuesday in Kansas City as the DH.
Scott, batting seventh, went 0 for 4 with two strikeouts, including 0 for 2 with runners in scoring position. Scott was making his season debut.
Healthy Luke Scott finally with Rays
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (4/30/2013) The Rays activated designated hitter Luke Scott from the disabled list Tuesday after he moved past calf and elbow issues that delayed his season debut. Scott was included in the starting lineup for Tampa Bay's game at Kansas City, hitting seventh and serving as the team's designated hitter.
Luke Scott expected back Tuesday
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (4/29/2013) The Tampa Bay Rays plan to activate designated hitter Luke Scott off the disabled list on Tuesday, the Tampa Tribune reported Monday.
Scott, who is rehabbing from a right calf strain, is 4 for 18 (.222) with a double and two RBI over a five-game rehab stint with Class A Charlotte.
Luke Scott closing in on return
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (4/28/2013) Rays designated hitter Luke Scott returned to action Saturday for Class A Charlotte after leaving Friday's rehab game after being hit by a pitch, the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Scott went 1 for 4 with an RBI single Saturday. Out since late March with a right calf strain, Scott is scheduled to play again Sunday and will then be re-evaluated. He could realistically return to the Rays as early as Tuesday.
Luke Scott doesn't suffer setback
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (4/27/2013) Rays DH Luke Scott was fine after leaving his rehab assignment Friday night for Class A Charlotte with an elbow injury, MLB.com reports. He returned to the lineup Saturday as he continues to recover from a strained right calf.
Luke Scott exits rehab game with elbow injury
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (4/26/2013) Rays designated hitter Luke Scott, on the 15-day disable list with a calf strain, was forced out of his Class A rehab game Friday' with a right elbow injury.
Scott's elbow stiffened up after being hit by a pitch in the fourth inning. He is listed as day to day, according to the Tampa Bay Times. Scott was originally scheduled to join the team Thursday at the Chicago White Sox. His status is now uncertain.
Luke Scott drives in run in rehab game
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (4/23/2013) Rays designated hitter Luke Scott (calf) began a rehab assignment with Class A Charlotte on Tuesday night against St. Lucie. Scott went 1 for 4 in the game with two strikeouts and an RBI.
Scott said he plans to join the team on its 10-game road trip, which begins Thursday at Chicago White Sox.
Luke Scott to begin rehab assignment Tuesday
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (4/22/2013) Rays DH Luke Scott (calf) will begin a rehab assignment with Class A Charlotte Tuesday. Scott said he plans to join the team on its 10-game road trip, which begins Thursday at Chicago White Sox.
Luke Scott might begin rehab assignment Tuesday
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (4/22/2013) Rays DH Luke Scott said Sunday he's ready to begin a rehab assignment, but his final hurdle will be how his injured calf feels Monday, according to The Tampa Tribune. If all goes well, then Scott should begin a rehab assignment with Class A Charlotte Tuesday.
The Rays haven't put a timetable on Scott's return because he hasn't played since late March and needs to work on his timing.
"Basically I need to get on the fastball," Scott said. "If I can get on the fastball I’ll be ready."
Luke Scott nearing rehab assignment
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (4/21/2013) Rays designated hitter Luke Scott (calf strain) said Sunday he plans to run the bases and take some batting practice on the field, the Tampa Bay Times reports. Scott plans to begin a rehab assignment shortly.
Luke Scott has his "best day yet" running
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com (4/18/2013) Rays designated hitter Luke Scott had his "best day yet" during his rehab from a strained calf, according to the Tampa Bay Times.
Scott said he's pretty close to beginning a minor-league rehab assignment. He hit the disabled list at the end of spring training, and is expected to return to the team in late-April.
Luke Scott 'pretty darn close' to rehab assignment
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (4/17/2013) Rays DH Luke Scott (calf) said Wednesday "was the best day yet" in his recovery and he's "pretty darn close" to beginning a rehab assignment, according to The Tampa Bay Times. However, it won't be before Saturday.
Luke Scott runs the bases
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (4/16/2013) Rays designated hitter Luke Scott, who was ill over the weekend, will run the bases at about 60 percent effort Tuesday, the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Scott, on the disabled list with a calf injury, will attempt to run harder Thursday. He could begin an injury rehab assignment over the weekend.
If everything goes well for Scott, he could return to the Rays next week.
Luke Scott under the weather
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (4/14/2013) Rays designated hitter Luke Scott (strained calf) was expected to run the bases Sunday but could not, the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Scott showed up sick with stomach issues. He completed a light workout but then had to head back to the team hotel. The Rays are playing in Boston Sunday.
The designated hitter should be able to return in 1-2 weeks.
Scott is ahead of schedule in his rehab and thinks he can beat the 3-5 week timeline initially expected with the injury. If all goes well Friday, he could return in about a week.
Luke Scott says he's ahead of schedule
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (4/10/2013) Rays designated hitter Luke Scott (calf strain) was able to run sprints in the outfield Wednesday, MLB.com reports. Scott believes he'll return to the Rays before the projected 3-5 week timetable.
"I believe I'll be back much sooner than that," Scott said. "Ron's [Porterfield, head athletic trainer] been doing a great job."
Scott said previously that he was hoping to return by the Rays' next homestand beginning April 19 against Oakland.
Luke Scott shooting for next home stand
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (4/9/2013) Rays designated hitter Luke Scott was encouraged by a batting practice session Tuesday, reports the Tampa Tribune. Scott, who also completed running drills, believes he can play in a minor-league game soon and be ready for Tampa's next home stand.
Scott, who is sidelined with a strained right calf, said he recently had a "deep tissue release" that helped open his oblique, which in turn opened his hamstring, which in turn helped open his calf.
The Rays don't return home until Friday, April 19 against Oakland.
Luke Scott nearing rehab assignment
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (4/7/2013) Rays designated hitter Luke Scott is expected to go with the team to Texas on the upcoming road trip, reports MLB.com. When Scott is ready, he will begin a minor league rehab assignment.
Scott, who has a strained right calf, is expected to be out a few more weeks.
Luke Scott looking for quick recovery
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (4/2/2013) Rays designated hitter Luke Scott is on the disabled list as his teammates played their first game against Baltimore Tuesday. Scott has a strained right calf, but hopes to return as soon as possible, reports MLB.com.
Placed on the DL retroactive to March 24, Scott can return Monday at the earliest. That said, he's going to need more time. The projected timetable had been 2-3 weeks but possibly as long as five.
"There's a progression to everything," Scott said. "My feeling is [the process] is going to go pretty quick. I can't predict the future, but I'm encouraged that it will only be a couple of weeks instead of five."
Luke Scott placed on disabled list
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (3/31/2013) The Rays placed designated hitter Luke Scott on the 15-day disabled list Sunday, as expected, the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Scott, dealing with a calf injury, will be sidelined at least 2-3 weeks and could miss up to five weeks before he's ready to return.
The team added Shelley Duncan to the roster as he is expected to be a possible replacement, at times, for Scott at designated hitter.
Scott hit .229 last year over 96 games for the Rays with 14 home runs and 55 RBI.
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (3/31/2013) Rays designated hitter Luke Scott could miss as long as five weeks of action, the Tampa Bay Times reports Sunday. Scott will be sidelined on the disabled list with a calf injury for 2-3 weeks minimum.
Shelley Duncan and Brandon Guyer are options for the DL spot in the lineup until Scott can return and take over. The 34-year-old Scott hit .324 this spring over 34 at-bats with three home runs and nine RBI.
Scott hit .229 last year over 96 games for the Rays with 14 home runs and 55 RBI. He hasn't played a relatively full season in the majors since 2010 with Baltimore.
Luke Scott not expected to be out long
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (3/30/2013) As expected, Rays designated hitter Luke Scott was placed on the 15-day disabled list Saturday with a strained right calf. The move is retroactive to March 24. The veteran slugger, who notched a .324 average and three homers during the spring, is expected to miss the first two to three weeks of the regular season, manager Joe Maddon said.
"I'm making progress every day," Scott said. "It's very disappointing, but I've been down this road before. From what I hear and what I see, it's not serious."
Luke Scott could start year on DL
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (3/30/2013) Rays manager Joe Maddon said Saturday that designated hitter Luke Scott might not be ready for the start of the regular season after he was diagnosed with a strained right calf following an MRI exam, the Tampa Bay Times reports. Scott has been slowed by the issue throughout the past week and is scheduled to be re-examined on Sunday to determine his availability.
Luke Scott leaves game early due to calf injury
by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com (3/29/2013)Luke Scott was forced to leave the Rays' spring game Friday due to right-calf tightness, the Tampa Tribune reports.
Scott will undergo an MRI to see if the injury will force him to the disabled list, but he is doubtful to open the season with the Rays. Scott has been limited to 12 games by lingering calf tightness this spring. If Scott is forced to the disabled list, the Rays will likely call up either outfielder Brandon Guyer or catcher Stephen Vogt.
Luke Scott expects to be ready by opening day
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com (3/27/2013) Rays DH Luke Scott should be ready by opening day. The 34-year-old has been dealing with a calf injury the last couple of days, but it’s not thought to be serious. Scott hit .229/.285/.439 in 344 plate appearances with the club last season.
Luke Scott working out the 'kinks'
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (3/26/2013) Rays designated hitter Luke Scott was scratched from Monday's Grapefruit League game due to tightness in his right calf. Scott said he was removed as a precaution, the Tampa Tribune reports Tuesday.
Scott said he has a knot in the calf and is not sure when he'll return. He wants to get himself healthy and ready to be "locked in" on opening day.
"That's what spring training is for, working out these kinks," Scott said. The DH is batting .324 this spring with three home runs and nine RBI.
Luke Scott out as precaution
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (3/25/2013) Rays designated hitter Luke Scott was scratched from the lineup for Monday's Grapefruit League game against Pittsburgh because of tightness in his right calf, MLB.com reports. The move was considered a precautionary measure as Scott previously experienced the issue earlier this spring.
Luke Scott scratched Wednesday due to weather
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com (3/20/2013) Rays designated hitter Luke Scott was scratched from the team's game against the Twins Wednesday when the Rays learned that rain could potentially be in the forecast.
The conditions could have been troublesome for Scott, who is recovering from a tight hamstring, so the team decided to be safe with the 34-year-old.
He has hit .375/.423/.917 with three home runs in 24 at-bats this spring.
Luke Scott showing his health this spring
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (3/19/2013) Rays DH Luke Scott had a productive day at the plate in Tuesday's Cactus League game against the Tigers. He went 2 for 2 with homer, four RBI and two runs scored. Scott also walked once in the 11-5 win. He doubled in the third inning before hitting a grand slam off Doug Fister in the fourth.
Scott, who missed time each of the last two seasons due to injuries, is batting .375 (9 for 24) through nine spring games with three home runs and eight RBI.
"It's like being able to drive a car on four wheels instead of three," Scott told MLB.com. "My whole life I've been able to do certain things with my body. My shoulder and my mechanics have worked a certain way. The last two years I haven't been able to do that. So that's a tremendous adjustment to make. Now that I've had a chance to heal and get back to my former self, it feels good. ... It feels good to once again be able to control the bat head."
Scott homers in return
(3/12/2013) After being sidelined for over a week due to a hamstring injury, Rays DH Luke Scott was able to play in Monday's Grapefruit League game against the Twins. He went 2 for 3 with a home run in the 6-4 loss. Scott launched a solo shot off starter Vance Worley in the second for his first long ball of the spring.
Scott should play Monday
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (3/10/2013) Rays manager Joe Maddon told reporters Sunday DH Luke Scott, who hasn't played in more than a week because of a left hamstring injury, is progressing and expected to return to the spring lineup Monday.
Scott plays it safe with hamstring
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (3/3/2013) Tampa Bay designated hitter Luke Scott left during the fourth inning of Sunday's Grapefruit League contest against Minnesota with hamstring tightness. Team said he was removed for precautionary reasons. Scott, who is projected to serve as the Rays' primary DH during the regular season, was replaced by a pinch-hitter prior to his plate appearance in the fourth inning. He finished 0 for 1 before the early exit. "My hamstring just got a little tight," Scott said. "Just precautionary stuff, didn't want to mess with it."
Scott gets time in outfield
(3/1/2013) Tampa Bay Rays infielder/outfielder/DH Luke Scott saw some action in the outfield on Thursday. It was the first time Scott played in the outfield since July 2011, and his first appearance in right since 2007, according to the Tampa Tribune. "He is primarily a left fielder and a first baseman and a DH, but we'll throw him in right field and see what happens," Rays manager Joe Maddon said. "Physically, he looks fine."
Scott staying with Rays
(2/6/2013) The Rays re-signed first baseman/designated hitter Luke Scott to a one-year, $2.75 million contract on Wednesday. Scott batted .229 with 14 home runs and 55 RBI in 314 at-bats for Tampa Bay last season.
Rays to re-sign Scott
by Al Melchior | Data Analyst (1/24/2013) The Tampa Bay Times reports that the Rays will re-sign first baseman/designated hitter Luke Scott, and the deal could be completed by next week. The Rays declined Scott's $6 million option in November. Back issues limited Scott to 96 games last season, as he batted .229 with 14 home runs and 55 RBI.