Rays Reinstate Luke Scott; Designate Shelley Duncan for Assignment | The Process Report

Rays Reinstate Luke Scott; Designate Shelley Duncan for Assignment

The Rays have reinstated Luke Scott from the 15-day disabled list and designated Shelley Duncan for assignment, according to Roger Mooney of the Tampa Tribune.

Scott returns having missed the first four weeks of the season due to a strained calf; an injury he blamed on drinking too much alkaline water. He figures to serve as the team’s DH most nights as he tries to forget about a disappointing first season in St. Petersburg. Tommy Rancel highlighted a reason for optimism with regards to Scott’s shoulder earlier in the year.

Duncan’s removal from the roster is no surprise. Few teams can afford to carry three first baseman slash designated hitters on their 25-man roster at once—especially when the third wheel is a right-handed hitter whose bat at its best is merely league-average. Duncan has been outrighted before, meaning he’ll need to 1) clear waivers and 2) accept an optional assignment (instead of becoming a free agent) to remain in the organization.



One Comment

  1. merrillfraz wrote:

    A Yankee-fan buddy of mine despises Duncan, having seen him in the Yankees organization before, but I wasn’t ready to assume anything about him yet.. Is there anything to like about the guy, or was this just the echo of a player that filled in a temporary gap?

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