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Leave it to Luke Scott to take his act to a swing state during an election year.
Oh we kid, we kid. While it's easy to make jokes about baseball's most famous birther, it's also easy to see why Scott is heading back to his home state of Florida. The Tampa Bay Rays were looking for a designated hitter loaded with potential value and Scott had the type of crappy 2011 that could make him a bargain.
After posting a couple of underrated seasons with the Baltimore Orioles — including a .902 OPS mark in 2010 — Scott struggled with a torn labrum in 2011. The injury limited him to a paltry season line of nine homers, 22 RBI and a .703 OPS over 64 games and led to him being non-tendered by a Baltimore team he had called home since 2008.
It isn't yet known how much the Rays will pay Scott, but Marc Topkin of the St. Pete Times reports that the one-year deal contains an option year for 2013.
Tampa Bay GM Andrew Friedman is clearly looking for the 2007-10 version of the 33-year-...
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Luke Scott couldn't be happier about moving to a new neighborhood in the American League East.
It's official. The former Baltimore Orioles slugger was introduced as the newest member of the Tampa Bay Rays Thursday afternoon via conference call.
Scott, who will serve as DH as well as playing first base and outfield, expressed excitement over joining a Rays team he's...
While fans of large market teams get to look forward to the Winter Meetings, us small-market fans have a different, less heralded offseason event to look forward to each year: the Mid-January Bargain Bin Shopping Spree! At this point of the offseason, players that haven’t yet signed with a team start to feel pressure to sign — Spring Training begins in around a month, after all...
Andrew Friedman has done it again, pulling off another January acquisition. On Wednesday, the Rays GM inked former Orioles outfielder Luke Scott to a one-year deal. The signing may be just another building block to the Rays off-season moves as word is spreading fast that the organization may make another deal or two happen before the month ends.
Luke Scott’s new contract will be worth at least $6 million and as much as $11 million. According to Roger Mooney of The Tampa Tribune, Scott will make $5 million this year and the Rays have an option for $6 million in 2013. That option can be bought out for $1 million. The contract also includes bonuses based on number of plate appearances.
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The Rays have signed free agent Luke Scott, who spent the past four seasons with the Orioles, to a one-year deal with an option for 2013.
Frankly, I have no idea how the loss of Luke Scott is going to affect the Orioles. It all depends on whether Scott would have have made a successful comeback from the shoulder injury that cost him a chunk of the 2011 season. I suspect he would have come back healthy, because nobody works harder to get in shape and stay there, but it's still hard to say whether this is going to...
The Rays officially announced they have signed first baseman/outfielder/designated hitter Luke Scott to a one-year contract with a club option for the 2013 season. Scott, 33, owns a career .264 batting average, 112 home runs, 341 RBI, .349 on-base percentage and .494 slugging percentage over seven seasons with the Houston…
The Tampa Bay Rays on Thursday signed Luke Scott to a one-year contract with a club option for 2013.
ROGER MOONEY The Rays have apparently signed former Oriole Luke Scott this afternoon. The Rays have yet to conform it, but several news outlets have reported the deal is complete. The left-handed hitting Scott, 33, missed most of last season…
Luke Scott is looking forward to life in the AL East without having to face Tampa Bay's young, talented pitching staff.
Free agent Luke Scott has agreed to a one-year contract with the Tampa Bay Rays.
First it was Josh Lueke and then it was Fernando Rodney. Now the Rays have signed Luke Scott, who some think is insensitive and ignorant at best, or racist at worst. Over at Business Insider, we took a quick look at the two most notable incidents in Luke’s past.
BI SPORTS: Rays Sign Noted Birther Who Once Threw Banana Chips At A Teammate
The first was a Q&A Scott did with Yahoo...
The addition of Luke Scott, who will likely be the designed hitter, likely means Johnny Damon will not rejoin the Rays in 2012.