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Scott out with 'knot' in right calf, unsure on return



Rays DH Luke Scott said he has a "knot" in his right calf, and though he's not sure when he'll play next, he's hoping to be "locked in" by Opening Day.


Scott was a late scratch from Monday's lineup as a precaution, another speedbump in what's been a strong spring for the veteran left-handed hitter, who appeared healthy and poised for bounce-back season.

"Is it a conern? It's not something I want to happen," Scott said. "Right now is where I want to start getting in there everyday, and I really want to get locked in. Opening Day, I want to be locked in. But I gotta make sure that there's no issue, I don’t want to go out there where it's real tight and then push it and then something happens. So it's just being smart. That what spring training is for, working out these kinks."

Scott said whether he plays in Wednesday's exhibition is up to the Rays. He didn't do the on-field workout with the players who stayed back Tuesday, but said he was able to get his hitting work in.

Scott is hitting .324 with three homers and nine RBIs, his surgically-repaired right shoulder finally feeling the way it should. And now the calf.

"I'm doing my work keeping myself locked in," Scott said. "I like where I am hitting wise."

[Last modified: Tuesday, March 26, 2013 2:27pm]


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