The Tampa Bay Rays have been in the market for a designated hitter throughout the offseason, and it appears they could potentially reunite with former slugger Luke Scott, according to Marc Topkin of The Tampa Bay Times:
Scott spent 2012 with the Rays, and both sides have continued to express mutual interest in a reunion.
Scott signed a free agent contract with the Rays last offseason for one-year and $5 million. He went on to hit .229/.285/.439 with 22 doubles and 14 home runs over 314 at-bats.
While his 2012 numbers aren't overly impressive, Scott does have a track record of success in the American League East. He spent the 2008-11 seasons with the Baltimore Orioles, hitting .260/.342/.485. His best year came in 2010 when he hit .284/.368/.535 with 29 doubles and 27 home runs over 447 at-bats.
Beyond Scott, Topkin notes that other free agent DH options for the Rays include Travis Hafner, Aubrey Huff, Dan Johnson, Carlos Lee, Juan Rivera and Jim Thome, while Arizona Diamondbacks' Jason Kubel and Seattle Mariners' Mike Carp are potential trade acquisitions.