DH Luke Scott was in Kansas City on Monday and set to be activated off the DL for Tuesday's, with Shelley Duncan expected to be sent out to make room.
Scott has been out since straining his right calf in late March, and went 4-for-18 in five rehab games for advanced Class A Charlotte
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Duncan, who hit .182 in 20 games, is out of options, so the Rays will have to risk losing him on waivers. Unless SS Yunel Escobar is headed to the DL (due to the tightness in his right hamstring), the Rays other options would be to send down INF Sean Rodriguez or Ryan Roberts.
Manager Joe Maddon said on Sunday if Scott came back he likely would end up somewhere in the middle of the batting order, but that the current hot streak by James Loney, and the fact that Scott hasn't played vs. major-league competition could impact his status.