Scott exits Rays' finale with tight hamstring

Scott exits Rays' finale with tight hamstring

ST. PETERSBURG -- Rays designated hitter Luke Scott exited Sunday's 3-0 win over the Yankees early with a tight left hamstring. The Rays said Scott is day to day.

Manager Joe Maddon said he wouldn't rule out the possibility that Scott could play on Tuesday in Detroit, adding that Scott felt only tightness and no muscle was pulled.

"I don't think it's awful, by any means," Maddon said. "I'll find out more, but I don't think it's really bad, honestly."

Maddon said that Scott sustained the injury while running to first base during his second-inning popout to Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter. Stephen Vogt came to the on-deck circle in Scott's place in the third inning, then officially replaced him to lead off the fourth against Yankees right-hander Phil Hughes.

Acquired during the offseason to help provide more power to the Rays lineup, Scott got off to a good start with a three-hit, three-RBI game on Saturday night. The greater injury concern with Scott has been his right shoulder, which required season-ending surgery last July.