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Scott's return pushed back



DH Luke Scott is physically ready to rejoin the Rays, but the team wants him to stay on a minor-league rehab, likely through the weekend.

Scott, out since late July with an oblique strain, was disappointed with the news, manager Joe Maddon, but professional about it.

The Rays made the decision for two reasons: 1) that they want Scott to "sharpen up" his hitting and get some time at first base, and 2) they really don't have much opportunity for him to play with Evan Longoria handling DH duties. If Scott is more comfortable at first base he could get time in place of Carlos Pena, or at least be used more often as a pinch-hitter if he can stay in the game.



[Last modified: Friday, September 14, 2012 12:40am]


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