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Saturday, Aug 23, 2014
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Rays place Scott on DL, prepare for Jennings return

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ST. PETERSBURG — The Rays placed designated hitter Luke Scott on the disabled list this afternoon with lower back spasms and recalled right-hander Brandon Gomes from the 60-day DL.

To make room for Gomes on the 40-man roster, the Rays transferred RHP Jesse Crain (right shoulder strain) to the 60-man DL.

CF Desmond Jennings (fractured left middle finger) will play for the Class A Charlotte Stone Crabs on Sunday night. If all goes well, he is expected to join the team Monday in Baltimore.

To make room Monday for Jennings, the Rays will likely remove a relief pitcher.

As it stands now, the Rays have only three bench players. Manager Joe Maddon said he doesn’t think that will be an issue during the final two games of this three-game series with the Blue Jays.

Also, adding Gomes gives them another right-handed reliever against the Jays’ heavy right-handed lineup.

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