Scott spent 2012 with the Rays, and both sides have continued to express mutual interest in a reunion.
Tampa Bay is in need of a designated hitter, and their search may ultimately lead them to a reunion with Scott. The slugger signed with the Rays last offseason for one year and $5 million, and he went on to hit .229/.285/.439 with 22 doubles and 14 home runs over 314 at-bats.
While his 2012 performance was less-than-impressive, Scott has a solid track record of success in the American League East during his time with the Baltimore Orioles. Over four seasons with the O’s, Scott hit .260/.342/.485, averaging over 27 home runs per year from 2008-10.
Beyond Scott, Topkin notes that the Rays other free agent DH options include Travis Hafner, Aubrey Huff, Dan Johnson, Carlos Lee, Juan Rivera and Jim Thome. He notes that Tampa Bay could also look to acquire a DH through trade, including Arizona Diamondbacks’ Jason Kubel or Mike Carp of the Seattle Mariners.