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 seen plenty of as an opponent the past four seasons.
"To not have to face that pitching staff is definitely going to be a relief," he said. "They have tremendous arms in that rotation and in the bullpen. And I know that every day we faced the Rays in Baltimore, you had to really bear down and not miss (their) mistakes if you got one that day. It was very tough to make a living against that pitching staff."
Andrew Friedman, Rays Vice President of Baseball Operations, was just as pleased to acquire a player the club has been interested in for several years.
"Luke has established him...