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Luke Scott placed on disabled list with calf strain, could miss five weeks

Mar 30, 2013, 4:16 PM EDT

UPDATE: Marc Topkin of the Tampa Times reports that Scott has been placed on the disabled list. He could miss as much as five weeks.

3:20 PM: Roger Mooney of the Tampa Tribune reports that Scott received a cortisone shot in his calf and hopes to be return by April 8. In other words, he will begin the season on the disabled list.

11:01 AM: Luke Scott was sent for an MRI yesterday after he was forced to leave a minor league game due to continued soreness in his right calf. According to Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times, Scott was diagnosed with a calf strain, which means that he will almost certainly begin the season on the disabled list.

The symptoms first popped up on Monday, but it wasn’t a major concern initially. Scott could be looking at an extended absence following his setback, though the Rays will likely know more once he sees the team doctor later today.

Assuming Scott begins the season on the disabled list, Brandon Guyer, Stephen Vogt or Chris Gimenez are the most likely options to replace him on the Opening Day roster. Shelley Duncan and Leslie Anderson are also possibilities, but the Rays would have to make room on the 40-man roster.

Scott, 34, batted .229/.285/.439 with 14 home runs, 55 RBI and a .724 OPS in 96 games last season. After declining his $6 million club option, the Rays brought him back this winter on a one-year, $2.75 million deal.

  1. spudchukar - Mar 30, 2013 at 11:03 AM

    Bummer, couldn’t happen to a nicer guy.

    • Old Gator - Mar 30, 2013 at 11:49 AM

      Ackcherley, the story on him is that he is a pretty nice guy and generally gets along with folks without much of a problem. He just happens to suffer from a bad case of ideological constipation – a condition which, one notes, has been diagnosed in liberals as well as conservatives.

      • unclemosesgreen - Mar 30, 2013 at 7:12 PM

        He tore up his calf hitting the roof after Don Mattingly came out for gun control.

  2. ptfu - Mar 30, 2013 at 11:10 AM

    Wild pigs and deer everywhere just breathed a sigh of relief.

    • Old Gator - Mar 30, 2013 at 11:50 AM

      Perhaps temporarily, but Ted Nugent is still out there somewhere.

      • js20011041 - Mar 30, 2013 at 12:30 PM

        Is there a bigger coward in the world than Ted Nugent?

      • Old Gator - Mar 30, 2013 at 2:12 PM

        I can’t speak to that. However, there is no bigger blowhard.

  3. bmfc1 - Mar 30, 2013 at 11:20 AM

    Is Luke Scott blaming President Obama for his injury?

    • Old Gator - Mar 30, 2013 at 11:47 AM

      Nope, he’s blaming Bush this time, just to liven up the discourse a bit.

      • historiophiliac - Mar 30, 2013 at 5:21 PM

        Pretty-boy Boehner is sad.

    • stlouis1baseball - Apr 1, 2013 at 2:11 PM

      No…but President Obama is blaming George W. Bush for Luke Scott’s injury.

  4. eagles512 - Mar 30, 2013 at 11:28 AM

    I guess if you don’t agree with the libs, you’re not a nice guy. Typical left wingers who spout acceptance and tolerance yet they don’t accept anyone with different opinions.

    • Old Gator - Mar 30, 2013 at 11:46 AM

      Yeah – especially right wing assholes who stereotype them. But I agree. They should be more accepting of neofascists, racists, knuckledraggers and homophobes. And I should stop spreading insecticide in my yard to kill fire ants.

      • bigharold - Mar 30, 2013 at 1:54 PM

        Hey Hey!! Some of my best friends are knuckledraggers.

        Of course the rest are just right wing rift raft.

    • aceshigh11 - Mar 30, 2013 at 1:18 PM

      Yeah, I’m sure people like you and Luke Scott are OH SO polite and kind to people once you find out they’re liberal.

      As usual, you right-wingers misunderstand the concept of liberal tolerance. We don’t tolerate intolerance, and we don’t tolerate the type of mean-spirited, paranoid stupidity that routinely spews out of Scott’s mouth.

      Following your foolish premise to its absurdist conclusion, Jewish people should have tolerated the Nazis’ opinions, and black people should have tolerated the Klan’s.

      After all, they had the right to their opinions.

      • cosanostra71 - Mar 30, 2013 at 2:00 PM

        Godwin’s Law in only 3 posts. Impressive.

      • stlouis1baseball - Apr 1, 2013 at 2:17 PM

        “We don’t tolerate intolerance, and we don’t tolerate the type of mean-spirited, paranoid stupidity that routinely spews out of Scott’s mouth.”

        Alright…please type slowly when responding Aces as you know how igorant us on the right are.

        When you almost routinely call for those who don’t agree with you to kill themselves…is it meant in a mean-spirited way? Or do you ask they kill they kill themselves in a civil, tolerant manner?

    • stlouis1baseball - Apr 1, 2013 at 2:14 PM

      On point Eagles. In fact…you nailed it. Unfortunately, on this site you are in the minority.
      But don’t worry…there are 4 or 5 others like us.
      I have found the best thing to do when the vile, intolerant (tolerant preaching) left starts to rant is to immediately blame George W. Bush for something. I dont care what it is. Just blame him and they get confused and start calling someone else names. You now…in the name of tolerance of course.

  5. sandrafluke2012 - Mar 30, 2013 at 1:49 PM

    Why would Obama’s bio for his book say that he was born in Kenya for all those years? He was either lying for years, or it’s the truth. Would you bet your first born that he was born in either Kenya or Hawaii?

    • bigharold - Mar 30, 2013 at 2:11 PM

      Is that you Luke Scott?

      If you are aware of that myth then you also know that it was his book agent that stated it and got it wrong. The POTUS NEVER wrote anything where he said he was born anywhere but Honolulu.

      “Would you bet your first born that he was born in either Kenya or Hawaii?”

      If he was born in Kenya how is it the Republican party wasn’t competent enough to prove that BEFORE he was elected President, .. TWICE? If that were true it would say a lot about their abilities, .. and none of it good. Why is it that the conservative monied elite haven’t been able to prove with all the resources at their disposal? Simple it can only be one of two things; Either 1. Republicans and the conservation elite are complete idiots lacking the cerebral wherewith all to prove something that is eminently provable, or at least disprove that he was born in Hawaii. Or, 2. He was born in Hawaii.

      Are you willing to bet your first born he wasn’t born in Hawaii?

      • sandrafluke2012 - Mar 30, 2013 at 5:45 PM

        Naive little man. You think she would come out and admit it if it were true? lol

      • indaburg - Mar 30, 2013 at 6:27 PM

        Your entire argument, a sound one, was wasted on sandrafluke. His name says all we need to know about his reasonableness.

      • Old Gator - Mar 30, 2013 at 6:30 PM

        Birthers have a congenital inability to digest facts. It’s like a treverse form of celiac: unlike normal folks, they crap through their mouths.

    • cur68 - Mar 30, 2013 at 2:11 PM

      Or, Flukie, it could be this:

      “Miriam Goderich issued the following statement to Political Wire:

      “You’re undoubtedly aware of the brouhaha stirred up by Breitbart about the erroneous statement in a client list Acton & Dystel published in 1991 (for circulation within the publishing industry only) that Barack Obama was born in Kenya. This was nothing more than a fact checking error by me — an agency assistant at the time. There was never any information given to us by Obama in any of his correspondence or other communications suggesting in any way that he was born in Kenya and not Hawaii. I hope you can communicate to your readers that this was a simple mistake and nothing more.”

      So, you know, an error. Or “fluke”, as it were (har, har). Since the published client list in question was for the publishing industry only its likely that your president never even saw it, hence couldn’t correct it.

    • buddaley - Mar 30, 2013 at 4:23 PM

      Does “The Protocols of Zion” have an honored place on your bookshelf?

      • historiophiliac - Mar 30, 2013 at 5:08 PM

        Gah! Henry Ford! >:(

      • Old Gator - Mar 31, 2013 at 12:12 AM

        Protocols of the Elders of Zion. I don’t believe there ever was a definitive edition – or that the text was ever actually traced to any particular source.

        However, my grandmother confirmed to me that some of the old eastern European rebbes from shteteleh like Belz, Chelm and Chodorower could dunk a bialy the size of a truck tire in a regular sized cup of coffee without scraping off the cream cheese onto the rim of the cup.

  6. eagles512 - Mar 30, 2013 at 2:00 PM

    So you’re lumping all right wingers together. Very liberal of you. And yes, I actually am very friendly with liberals. At least 1/2 of my friends are liberal. And I would be considered conservative but have no issue with gay marriage and agree that there needs to be gun reform. But I guess that would ruin what you obviously think all conservatives are.

    • Old Gator - Mar 30, 2013 at 3:13 PM

      Most rabid right wingers can’t be lumped together – they’re too viscous. Liberals, on the other hand, will stick to anything.

      • indaburg - Mar 30, 2013 at 6:46 PM

        Viscous or vicious?

      • Old Gator - Mar 31, 2013 at 12:13 AM

        Context is 99% of interpretation.

    • stlouis1baseball - Apr 1, 2013 at 2:22 PM

      Right there with you Eagles. With regards to gay marriage anyway. I will throw in a Women’s right to choose what to do and not do to her body and the fact that our antiquated drug laws need changed as well. You know…while we are at it I will state that I feel we need more background checks too. But let’s keep this between us. As you stated…we don’t want to screw up the liberals (or is it progressives?) stereotypes of those who disagree with them.

  7. churchoftheperpetuallyoutraged - Mar 30, 2013 at 3:57 PM

    Who gives a shit what this moron (Scott) thinks of the president when we have such amazing quotes as:

    “So I throw bananas in his helmet. Here are my banana chips to remind him that whenever he acts like an animal, ‘Hey, that’s what other people are thinking. They’re just not telling you, but that’s what they’re thinking about. And I’m telling you so that you’re aware of that so you can make a cognitive decision to not behave like that.’ I would want someone to tell me that instead of letting you making a jerk of yourself.”

    Throwing plantain chips at a Dominican teammate. Stay classy Scott…

    • indaburg - Mar 30, 2013 at 6:42 PM

      The interesting part is that he is beloved by his Latino teammates. He shocked me last year when I heard him speak some Spanish perfectly during a post game interview. I realized he wasn’t the typical redneck so I read up about him and yeah, while his politics I abhor, he’s not a bad person. Also, the Dominican teammate he threw plaintain chips at was his best friend on the team, Felix Pie. OG got it 100% correct with his earlier post: “…the story on him is that he is a pretty nice guy and generally gets along with folks without much of a problem. He just happens to suffer from a bad case of ideological constipation – a condition which, one notes, has been diagnosed in liberals as well as conservatives.”

      I can’t believe I just defended Luke effin’ Scott. I feel so dirty.

      • historiophiliac - Mar 30, 2013 at 8:31 PM

        cake people

      • indaburg - Mar 31, 2013 at 7:37 AM

        Felix Pie is like cheesecake or Boston cream pie. A conundrum.

      • Old Gator - Mar 31, 2013 at 12:15 AM

        Felix Pie is a cake person? Wha….?

      • Kevin S. - Mar 31, 2013 at 7:47 AM

        Not a conundrum, just a misnomer.

      • indaburg - Mar 31, 2013 at 7:57 AM

        The cheesecake and Boston cream pie debate has been ongoing for decades on this message board. If everyone admitted they are misnomers, the debate would end. A conundrum they remain.

      • Kevin S. - Mar 31, 2013 at 8:21 AM

        Oh, I have no doubt the cakophiles will desperately cling to the notion that cheesecake is a cake, regardless of evidence to the contrary. But, much like evolution, pretending that cheesecake isn’t a pie doesn’t change the fact that it is, and we shouldn’t cater to the delusional when we talk about it. It’s a misnomer.

      • indaburg - Mar 31, 2013 at 1:31 PM

        I beg to differ. Some cheesecake is even made with sponge cake, which doubles the cake quotient. Or squares it. Whichever.

      • historiophiliac - Mar 31, 2013 at 10:10 AM

        Mmmmm, conundrums.

      • Old Gator - Mar 31, 2013 at 11:55 AM

        You know, you really ought to remove the conundrum before you…ah…er…never mind; this is getting too much like the Cat People post….

  8. jdubfla - Mar 30, 2013 at 5:21 PM

    Last season he was hurt most of the year…and produced pretty much squat.

    This year the Rays decide to bring him back. And
    SURPRISE he is hurt.

    The Rays know pitching…that is without a doubt.
    But they know nada about position players.

  9. knowlegeforyou - Mar 30, 2013 at 5:37 PM

    Too smart to rush Myers I guess

  10. kiwicricket - Mar 30, 2013 at 5:42 PM

    Riddle me this…
    Why is it that whenever there is a post concerning Luke Scott, people turn just as bat-shit crazy as Luke Scott himself?

    • unclemosesgreen - Mar 30, 2013 at 7:15 PM

      It’s the Birther thing. Or the beard. Or something.

      The fact that people who know him love him only makes it worse for haters.

    • unclemosesgreen - Mar 30, 2013 at 7:19 PM

      He made himself a target and a symbol by saying what he thinks and not being politically correct in interviews. The same candor and openness that can be charming in person and that we demand of our public figures is a double-edged sword at best. We want our athletes to be candid and eschew the p.r. consultants’ vanilla recommendations, and then we hammer the ones who we disagree with.

      • unclemosesgreen - Mar 30, 2013 at 7:21 PM

        And yes, grammar police, I am aware that I ended a sentence with a preposition. Bite me after.

      • historiophiliac - Mar 30, 2013 at 8:38 PM

        No hate in.

      • churchoftheperpetuallyoutraged - Mar 30, 2013 at 9:09 PM

        After what? Don’t leave us hanging here…

    • chill1184 - Mar 30, 2013 at 9:12 PM

      Because when it comes to politics we here at HBT cant help ourselves. Could be worse though, we could be as angry is PFT posters.

    • aceshigh11 - Mar 31, 2013 at 12:48 AM

      There are plenty of conservative baseball players.

      If I, as a liberal, TRULY cared about the political leanings of pro athletes, I probably would be unable to watch because the vast majority of them are conservative.

      However, I CAN divorce players’ political opinions from their on-field play for the most part.

      Luke Scott, though, is far from a typical conservative…he’s a nasty, paranoid, hateful, conspiratorial individual and well beyond the bounds of normal political discourse.

      He brought the animosity on himself. He’s OBVIOUSLY free to state his beliefs, and we’re equally free to call him out.

      • gloccamorra - Mar 31, 2013 at 4:15 PM

        “Luke Scott, though, is far from a typical conservative…he’s a nasty, paranoid, hateful, conspiratorial individual and well beyond the bounds of normal political discourse.”

        That assessment is what is beyond the bounds of normal political discourse. It’s possible to disagree without personal vilification, but too many people on both ends of the political spectrum can’t help themselves. Unfortunately, those on the left are the worst offenders.

        I’m a liberal Democrat from Massachusetts. I worked on both Bobby Kennedy’s and Ted Kennedy’s campaigns in the ’60s, and what was an occasional humorous jibe against Republicans and conservatives back then has turned into vicious character assassination today. If you can’t, or won’t, debate the ideas, at least refrain from attacking the person. Doing that will damage the brand.

      • aceshigh11 - Mar 31, 2013 at 11:32 PM

        Are you familiar with Luke Scott’s positions on anything?

        As far as I’m concerned, once a right-winger exposes him/herself as a birther, they’ve forfeited the argument and are fair game for being pelted with the rhetorical equivalent of rotten eggs.

        I feel absolutely no compunction about hurling insults and invective towards any out-of-the-closet birther.

      • Old Gator - Mar 31, 2013 at 6:25 PM

        It probably would have been better for Teddy if you had been his chauffeur instead of a campaign worker.

      • gloccamorra - Mar 31, 2013 at 10:35 PM

        I worked for him in ’64 when he was still in traction with a broken back, and couldn’t drive.

      • stlouis1baseball - Apr 1, 2013 at 2:26 PM

        “he’s a nasty, paranoid, hateful,”

        Said the guy who has asked numerous people to kill themselves.

        Aceshigh11 = Leader of all things hypocritical

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