As expected Luke Scott was placed on the 15-day disabled list. In his place, the Rays have added Shelley Duncan to the roster. Also as expected, Jamey Wright was added to the roster as the seventh member of the bullpen.
To make room on the 40-man roster for Duncan and Wright, Stephen Vogt and Robinson Chirinos were designated for assignment. Those player will have to clear waivers in order to be sent to the minors.
Scott is expected to be out a minimum of 2-3 weeks. However we all know how that goes. So we probably should hope for mid-May and be happy if it is sooner.
In addition, Juan Oviedo has been added to the 40-man roster and placed on the 60-day disabled list due to his recent Tommy John surgery. However, since he is on the 60-day DL, he does not count against the 40-man limit of the 40-man roster.