Rays agree with slugger Scott
The Luke Scott era in Baltimore is over as the former Oriole has agreed with the Tampa Bay Rays to a one-year contract that includes an option for 2013.
The 33-year-old lefty slugger was a fan favorite amongst Oriole fans at Camden Yards for his long-ball power to Eutaw Street and the bright personality he brought to the team. However, nagging injuries throughout his four seasons, and season-ending surgery to repair a torn labrum in 2011 led the Orioles to non-tender his contract, leaving Scott a free agent this off-season.
Scott has been known to be an extremely “streaky” hitter, often going on droughts followed up with a huge power streak. In his four seasons in Baltimore, Scott’s line looks like this : .260/.342/.485, including 84 home runs and 236 RBI.
Scott will likely be the designated hitter or first baseman for the Rays with both Johnny Damon and Casey Kotchman free agents this offseason. He has played left field fairly often the past few seasons, but with a young outfield in Desmond Jennings and Sam Fuld, Scott might be best placed at the DH spot.
Camden Yards won’t feel the same without the “LUUUUUUUKE!!!!” call on Opening Day. O’s fans wish you the best!