Found January 10, 2012 on Rays Index:
One of the biggest concerns with young starting pitchers is their workload and easing them into a 200-ip season. The Rays typically prefer to limit their starters to a 20 percent increase in innings from one season to the next. If a pitcher exceeds that mark, they could be at a higher risk for injury or just a tired arm in the next season. Last year, we saw the red flag with David Price, whose 221.1 innings pitches in 2010 was a 36.1 percent increase over the 2009 season. And while Price’s FIP improved from 3.42 in 2010 to 3.32 in 2011, his ERA ballooned from 2.72 in 2010 to 3.49 last year. Was he just unlucky? Maybe. But Price also showed that at times last year, he tired late in games. So let’s take a look at how much the pitcher’s were used in 2011 and if there are any red flags… Maybe the most important thing we see in this table is that the Rays big-6 starting pitchers (David Price, James Shields, Jeremy Hellickson, Wade Davis, Jeff Niemann, Matt Moore) are all free to throw (...

Report: Scott headed to Tampa Bay Rays

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...

Sobsequy: The Love Song of T.S. Elliot Johnson (A Utilityman Ballad) by Adam Sobsey

(After Prufrock) … The key play was Elliot Johnson's failed bunt attempt in the second inning. With two on and one out, the Rays gave Johnson - who had two hits and 13 strikeouts in his previous 28 at-bats - a sign to bunt for a hit. But Johnson, who later said he was somewhat uncomfortable with the assignment, popped it up, and the inning died soon after when Jennings...

Rays Roundup: Search For Bats Continues

In this week's edition of Rays Roundup: The search for bats continues and the team adds more bullpen help for 2012 with the signing of Fernando Rodney. Plus Notes and Quotes and a Roster Report. All inside.

Tampa Bay Rays reach deal with outfielder/designated hitter Luke Scott

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Rays To Sign Luke Scott

The Rays have reached an agreement with designated hitter/first baseman/left fielder Luke Scott on a one-year deal with a 2013 option, tweets Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun.

Luke Scott agrees to one-year deal with Tampa Bay Rays

Luke Scott, the outspoken, energetic slugger who spent four seasons in Baltimore and was named the 2010 Most Valuable Oriole, has agreed to a one-year deal with the division-rival Tampa Bay Rays that includes a 2013 option, according to an industry source.

Rays sign former Oriole Luke Scott

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…

Rays agree to deal with lefty-swinging Scott

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.

Johnny Damon, Carlos Pena remain on Rays’ radar

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Rays, Scott reportedly agree on one-year deal

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.
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