WASHINGTON -- Luke Scott took batting practice on Thursday, facing hitting coach Derek Shelton.
Scott obviously felt good and even teased that he hit the ball so hard against Shelton that the noise was deafening.
The plan calls for Scott to be activated from the disabled list when the team arrives in Kansas City on Monday to start a three-game series with the Royals.
"I'll be ready physically," Scott said.
The slugger said that he now needs to ratchet up his hitting program by working against a pitching machine and facing higher speeds than those reached by Shelton.
"Something that can simulate 90, 95 [mph]," he said.