The Orioles activated Luke Scott in time for Friday's game against the Angels, but after an 0 for 3 perforamance, he was placed back on the disabled list.
Scott was in visable pain through each of his three plate appearances and told manager Buck Showalter he couldn't bat in the ninth if his spot came up again.
"Luke is a tough guy," Showalter said after the game (via MASNSports.com's Roch Kubatko). "A lot of guys would want to have flown the coop, but he wanted to play. He knew it was something he would have to do anyway. I applaud him for that, the 'want to,' but it's not fair to the Orioles or to Luke to proceed down this path anymore."
Scott has a tear in his labrum and was activated from the disabled list after hitting two homers and driving in six runs Thursday at Double-A. Instead of testing his readiness against minor leaguers, Scott wanted to see how he'd fare against big leaguers. Before the game he said he would likely take three to five days to decide.
"I'm going to come up here and do well if I'm capable of doing well," Scott told the Baltimore Sun's Dan Connolly. "If I'm not, then I have to go down the road of rehab or surgery. I'm gathering all the information I possibly can to make the best decision possible if that comes. Right now, I'm focused on going out there and doing a good job [Friday] and the next few days."
It only took one.
Scott has played hurt most of the season, hitting .220/.301/.402 with nine home runs. Last season he hit .284/.368/.535 with 27 homers.For more baseball news, rumors and analysis, follow @cbssportsmlb on Twitter or subscribe to the RSS feed.