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Jennings, Scott over minor injuries, contribute in win

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. -- To this point in camp, the Rays have not incurred any major injuries. And Monday night's lineup card answered questions about a couple of minor injuries.

Desmond Jennings (mild left ankle sprain) was penciled into the leadoff spot and played center field against the Twins, while Luke Scott (tight left hamstring) was used as the designated hitter.

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Jennings went 1-for-2 with a run scored, and Scott went 2-for-3 with his first homer of the spring.

"My ankle's fine," Jennings said. "It was just a little tweak, but everything is good now. ... I knew everything was fine from the beginning."

"Right now, I'm just being smart, being careful about it," Scott said. "I'll get a few games under my belt and I'll start testing it again."

Rays manager Joe Maddon said Scott is healthy and not limited to DH duty.

"He can play anywhere," Maddon said. "I want to get him on the field as soon as we can for his benefit, too. Now he's moving around really well. He's been throwing well since the beginning of camp. As long as he feels well, we'll put him out there."

Sam Fuld (tight right hamstring) and Tim Beckham (laceration under his right eye) are both expected back by the end of the week.

Bill Chastain is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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