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Orioles' Scott off DL as Mata demoted

Updated: July 19, 2010, 5:20 PM ET
Associated Press

BALTIMORE -- Luke Scott returned from the 15-day disabled list Monday and was immediately placed in the Baltimore Orioles' starting lineup as their designated hitter against Tampa Bay.

Scott strained his left hamstring on June 30 while running hard on a drive that went over the fence for a home run. He is batting .274 with 12 homers and 30 RBIs in 66 games.

The Orioles will eventually use Scott in left field or at first base, but the plan initially was to play him at DH.

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