Scott headed to Tampa Bay Rays
The Tampa Bay Rays have agreed with free agent Luke Scott on a one-year contract with an option for 2013, the team announced Thursday.
The Baltimore Sun first reported news of the deal.
Scott, 33, missed the final two months of the 2011 season after undergoing surgery on a torn labrum in his right shoulder.
Scott likely will become the Rays’ designated hitter, a position held last season by Johnny Damon, who is still a free agent. Scott has been productive when healthy, averaging a .826 OPS and more than 20 home runs over the past four seasons with the Baltimore Orioles.
Scott, a left-handed batter, has experience defensively at the corner outfield spots and first base. The Rays aren’t sure who their Opening Day first baseman will be; infielder Sean Rodriguez has played the position, but he’s not a true first baseman.