Luke Scott headed to 15 day disabled list
Designated hitter Luke Scott has been placed on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to Friday, June 8. Scott has stiffness in his middle back, which he says he injured Friday against the Marlins. He will continue rehab work and says he should be ready to re-join the team on Sunday, June 24.
"I've been having really, really bad back spasms since Saturday,'' Scott said. "I've been trying to get them to go away but they haven't so far. We have a plan and we'll keep to that plan. It's a difficult situation, but we'll have to make the most of it.''
The Rays plan on making a roster move on Friday to fill Scott's spot. Scott, who is hitting .220 with nine homers and 35 RBI, said the injury occurred while trying to warm up for a pinch hitting appearance Friday. He said he woke up with a stiff back and put a heating pad on his lower back while taking practice swings in the batting cage.
"With the pack wrapped around my lower back, my normal rotation was blocked,'' Scott said. "My body wasn't used to doing that. I felt fine during my pinch hit because I was hot. But the next morning, it locked up. I couldn't even bend over to tie my shoes.''
Scott has missed the past eight games due to the back injury.