Rays place Scott on DL, set opening day roster

7:08 PM, Mar 31, 2013   |    comments
Luke Scott circles the bases after hitting a grand slam during the 4th inning of the game against the Detroit Tigers at Joker Marchant Stadium, March 19 2013.
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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - The Tampa Bay Rays placed designated hitter Luke Scott on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right calf and designated catchers Stephen Vogt and Robinson Chirinos for assignment in moves that helped the team set the opening day roster.

The club also announced Sunday that it purchased the contracts of right-handed reliever Jamey Wright and first baseman Shelley Duncan, who signed minor league deals this winter.

Meanwhile, catcher Craig Albernaz was reassigned to the minors. The club purchased the contract of right-hander Juan Carlos Oviedo, who then was placed on the 60-day disabled list due to Tommy John surgery.

Scott was placed on the DL, retroactive to March 24. Vogt and Chirinos were designated for assignment to clear spots on the 40-man roster for Wright and Duncan.

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