Jan 11, 2012

Rays sign Luke Scott

by Aaron Giddens

Luke Scott
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Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times is reporting the deal for Luke Scott is signed and will be officially announced Thursday. Scott is likely to be the DH, effectively ending Johnny Damon's 1 year tenure with the Rays.

I like the deal because it gives us a power bat boost that we desperately needed. I don't like that Damon's tenure with the Rays is over. If you've been reading this blog this off season, you know I've been a strong proponent of bringing back Damon for 2012.

The deal is for 1 year with an option for 2013. Scott has spent the past four seasons in Baltimore. You can see his stats here.

All in all this looks like another solid signing by Andrew Friedman. World Series?

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