Originally posted on Fox Sports Florida  |  Last updated 2/6/13
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Free-agent designated hitter Luke Scott has agreed to a 2.75 million, one-year contract with the Tampa Bay Rays. Scott batted .229 with 14 homers and 55 RBIs in 96 games in a disappointing debut with the Rays last season, when he spent two stints on the disabled list due to back stiffness and a mild strain of his right oblique. The Rays announced the deal on Wednesday. It includes 750,000 in performance bonuses based on plate appearances: 50,000 for 400, 150,000 for 450, 250,000 for 500 and 300,000 for 550. Scott has spent parts of eight major league seasons with Houston, Baltimore and Tampa Bay. He's a .260 career hitter with 126 homers and 396 RBIs.
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