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Luke Scott placed on disabled list with back injury

Jun 14, 2012, 8:21 PM EDT

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The Rays announced late this afternoon that Luke Scott was placed on the disabled list with mid-back spasms.

Scott hasn’t played since last Friday due to the injury, so his DL-stint will be backdated. He told Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times that he expects to return when he is first eligible on June 24.

“I’ve been having really, really bad back spasms since Saturday,” Scott said. “I’ve been trying to get them to go away but they haven’t so far. We have a plan and we’ll keep to that plan. It’s a difficult situation, but we’ll have to make the most of it.”

Scott, who signed a one-year, $6 million deal with the Rays over the winter, is batting .220/.281/.424 with nine home runs, 35 RBI and a .704 OPS through 196 plate appearances this season. Hideki Matsui figures to get most of the at-bats out of the DH spot for now, although he’s hitting an even .200 (7-for-35) with two homers, a double and a .643 OPS over his first 11 games since being added to the major league roster.

  1. sabatimus - Jun 14, 2012 at 8:41 PM

    Couldn’t have happened to a nicer guy.

  2. theawesomersfranchise - Jun 14, 2012 at 8:47 PM

    I guess the comparisons to Wolverine ends at the chops

  3. gosport474 - Jun 14, 2012 at 9:48 PM

    I wish him well, he is a good guy and teammate.

  4. Glenn - Jun 14, 2012 at 9:57 PM

    I just hope he gets the proper health care without the help of “socialism”.

  5. ahmiller21 - Jun 14, 2012 at 10:07 PM

    A good guy???? Really???? He is a tool who has zero respect for anything, in particularly baseball.

    • deadeyedesign23 - Jun 15, 2012 at 12:06 AM
  6. aceshigh11 - Jun 14, 2012 at 11:56 PM

    He threw his back out trying to literally stick his head up his own ass while looking for Obama’s birth certificate.

    • Old Gator - Jun 15, 2012 at 9:37 AM

      If he had just been a little more flexible, he could have pushed on until he encountered Donald Trump in there looking for the same thing.

  7. deathmonkey41 - Jun 15, 2012 at 9:20 AM

    I think those chops made him front-heavy- putting too much pressure on his back.

  8. Old Gator - Jun 15, 2012 at 9:36 AM

    It’s too bad he didn’t sustain a brain injury. He could have gone right on playing.

  9. bbil2012 - Jun 15, 2012 at 9:55 AM

    Get well Luke!

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