KANSAS CITY -- Rays designated hitter Luke Scott clubbed two home runs in the first game of his rehab assignment with Triple-A Durham on Monday, also his 34th birthday.
Scott drove in four runs and scored three times in Durham's 14-10 victory against the Buffalo Bison. He added a sacrifice fly to his two-homer day.
"I heard he hit the ball really well. That's great," Rays manager Joe Maddon said. "He hit the ball well in BP a couple days ago in Philadelphia, also. The guys told me he's just mashing it. Maybe that's not a surprise. He's very eager to get back."
Maddon said that Scott would probably not be back with the Rays during the current series with the Royals, although the skipper wouldn't totally rule out a return on Wednesday afternoon for the series finale.
Scott has been on the disabled list since June 15 with back stiffness.
In other rehab news, after Sunday's game was rained out, reliever Kyle Farnsworth is scheduled to start for Class A Charlotte on both Monday and Tuesday evenings.