Roger Mooney covers the Tampa Bay Rays for The Tampa Tribune, TBO.com and News Channel 8. He has covered the Rays since their first season in 1998, including 11 years for the Bradenton Herald. Roger has also covered Florida, South Florida and Florida State football, the Bucs and the Lightning.
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Scott said this back injury not as bad as his last back injury
Posted Jul 21, 2012 by Roger Mooney
Updated Jul 21, 2012 at 01:41 AM
ST. PETERSBURG DH Luke Scott was pulled in the 10th inning of Friday’s 4-3, 14-inning win against the Mariners because of right mid-back tightness.
Scott said it is not as bad as the back injury that sent him to the disabled list for 17 days last month.
“Completely different,” he said. “The last time was like back spasms where I couldn’t breathe and I couldn’t move, so this is much less. I believe it’s going to be something minor.”
Scott said he suffered the injury while checking his swing during a ninth inning at-bat the ended when he lined out to left field.
“It’s frustrating, but I’m believing by faith that I’m going to have a good report (today), and that everything is going to be alright.”