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The Tampa Bay Rays have agreed with free agent Luke Scott on a one-year contract with an option for 2013, the Baltimore Sun reported today.
The deal is expected to become official after a physical examination, which could be more than a simple formality. Scott, 33, missed the final two months of the 2011 season after undergoing surgery on a torn labrum in his right shoulder.
Scott likely will become the Rays' designated hitter, a position held last season by Johnny Damon, who is still a free agent. Scott has been productive when healthy, averaging a .826 OPS and more than 20 home runs over the past four seasons with the Baltimore Orioles.
Scott, a left-handed batter, has experience defensively at the corner outfield spots and first base. The Rays aren't sure who their Opening Day first baseman will be; infielder Sean Rodriguez has played the position, but he's not a true first baseman.
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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 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…
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…
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...
Luke Scott is looking forward to life in the AL East without having to face Tampa Bay's young, talented pitching staff.
The Tampa Bay Rays on Thursday signed Luke Scott to a one-year contract with a club option for 2013.
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.
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.
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The first was a Q&A Scott did with Yahoo...
The Rays designated catcher Nevin Ashley for assignment today, removing him from the 40-man roster. The move was necessary to open a spot for Luke Scott.
In all likelihood, we haven’t seen the end of Nevin, or his wife Ashley Ashley. Chances are he will clear waivers and accept an assignment to Durham with an invitation to spring training.
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