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With the signing of Luke Scott, it appear that the only position that is still in doubt is first base. And with Johnny Damon now unlikely to return, we will have one less familiar face on the roster come April.
In fact, if we look back to the miracle run of 2008, there are only four players still on the roster from that opening day squad. And one of those players, Elliot Johnson, was just filling in for an injured player and played in just seven games that season.
So let’s take a look at the opening day rosters for the Rays three playoff teams and how they compare to the projected 2012 roster…
A couple of things stand out to us…
BJ Upton is the only regular player that has been with the team since 2008.
The rotation, the strength of this team, has been (...)Read the rest of Only 3.5 Players Remain From Rays 2008 Opening Day Roster (55 words)
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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.
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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.
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.
The addition of Luke Scott, who will likely be the designed hitter, likely means Johnny Damon will not rejoin the Rays in 2012.
The Orioles appear to have some interest in Johnny Damon, Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com tweets. Luke Scott's deal with the Rays likely means Damon won't return to Tampa Bay, but the Orioles might have room for the designated hitter.
Damon, 38, is just 277 career hits away from 3,000, so the milestone is within reach. He hit .261/.326/.418 with 16 homers and 29 doubles...