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The Tampa Bay Rays and free agent Luke Scott have expressed
mutual interest in a reunion, according to Marc Topkin of The Tampa Bay Times.
Scott spent 2012 with the Rays, and both sides have
continued to express mutual interest in a reunion.
Tampa Bay is in need of a designated hitter, and their
search may ultimately lead them to a reunion with Scott. The slugger signed
with the Rays last offseason for one year and $5 million, and he went on to hit
.229/.285/.439 with 22 doubles and 14 home runs over 314 at-bats.
While his 2012 performance was less-than-impressive, Scott
has a solid track record of success in the American League East during his time
with the Baltimore Orioles. Over four seasons with the O’s, Scott hit
.260/.342/.485, averaging over 27 home runs per year from 2008-10.
Beyond Scott, Topkin notes that the Rays other free agent DH
options include Travis Hafner, Aubrey Huff, Dan Johnson, Carlos Lee, Juan
Rivera and Jim Thome. H...
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