Hamstring still tight, but Scott says DL unlikely

Hamstring still tight, but Scott says DL unlikely

Hamstring still tight, but Scott says DL unlikely
DETROIT -- Luke Scott continues to suffer from a tight left hamstring.

The Rays designated hitter felt tightness during Sunday's game against the Yankees and had to leave early. Scott has since had an MRI exam "that showed a lot of inflammation" in the hamstring, but he doesn't believe the injury will put him on the disabled list. Instead, he thinks he'll be out for three to five days.

"I don't know, it's going to be all about how it feels," said Scott, who noted that while the competitive part of him wants to battle through the injury, he knows he must be patient so the injury doesn't escalate into something that would make him miss a significant amount of time.

Scott didn't sound too enthusiastic when asked if he would be available for pinch-hitting duties, but he did say, "I'll be ready to do whatever the manager wants me to do."

When asked about Scott, Rays manager Joe Maddon commented: "It's just basically a very tight hamstring, so we're going to have to play it out. I have a lot of faith in our training staff. ... We're going to follow their lead. So hopefully in three or four days, we're going to have him back. But I'm not 100 percent sure of that yet."