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Luke Brandon Scott (born June 25, 1978) is an American Major League Baseball first baseman, outfielder and designated hitter, who currently plays for the Baltimore Orioles.

CollegeEdit

He attended Oklahoma State, where he earned All-Big 12 Conference honors on their baseball team. In the summer of Template:By, he played for the Falmouth Commodores of the Cape Cod Baseball League. He also played baseball at Indian River Community College. Luke spent a winter playing for a Venezuelan League where he earned the nickname "el monstruo de cuadrangular" which translates to "The Home Run Monster". He spent his first professional season in Template:By at home recovering from Tommy John surgery on his elbow joint.[1]

Major LeaguesEdit

Houston AstrosEdit

Scott became the first Astros' rookie to hit for the cycle, accomplishing a "reverse natural cycle" (home run, triple, double, and single, in that order) on July 28, Template:Mlby.[2] That feat also marked Scott's first career home run. After the completion of the Template:MLBy season Scott headed to Venezuela to play another season in the Winter League.

Baltimore OriolesEdit

Scott was traded to the Orioles as part of the trade for Miguel Tejada during the 2007-Template:Mlby off-season.[3]

On July 7, 2009, Scott had a career high seven RBIs against the Seattle Mariners, going 3-4 with a single, triple, and home run.

After Aubrey Huff was dealt to the Detroit Tigers in August 2009, the Orioles starting using Scott as an occasional 1st baseman.

Scott was named Most Valuable Oriole for the 2010 season.


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