Luke Scott’s Transition to Everyday Left Field Yielding Little Production

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Our weekly look at each of the Red Sox' opponents in the AL East surveys the Baltimore Orioles, who have seen Luke Scott limp out of the gate.

Scott was the designated hitter for the O's in 2010 and had his best season. He hit .284 with 27 home runs and a .902 OPS in 131 games. But when Baltimore signed DH Vladimir Guerrero this offseason, Scott's role changed.

Thus far, it has been a rough go for the 32-year-old.

Scott had two hits in Sunday's loss to the New York Yankees. It was his first multi-hit game of the year and push his average up to just .213. He has 13 strikeouts in 45 at-bats as a left fielder this season.

Felix Pie, the young and once-promising Cubs prospect who showed flashes of capability last year with the O's, has not added much in his limited time in left. Together they have made Baltimore one of just four teams in the majors without a stolen base from the position, and only Anaheim has fewer RBIs from left fielders than the Orioles' four.

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