Former Outfielder Scott Promoted

Former OSU outfielder Luke Scott celebrated his 26th birthday on June 25 and received a presnt that day from the Houston Astros. <BR><BR> Scott was promoted from Single-A Salem to Double-A Round Rock of the Texas League. He was batting .278 with 8 homers and 35 RBIs for Salem. The Astros selected him as Salem's defensive player of the month for May.

This will be Scott's second shot at Double-A. He spent the second half of last year with Akron, where he batted .273 with seven homers and 37 RBIs.

Luke Scott was selected by the Cleveland Indians in the ninth round of the 2001 draft but an injury kept him from making his pro debut until the next season.

At the end of spring training this year, the Indians traded Scott and current TL hitting leader Willy Taveras to Houston for 15-game winner Jeriome Robertson.[

Scott batted .323 with 20 homers and 62 RBIs for OSU in 2001. He was the 20th player in Cowboys' history to reach the 20-homer milestone in a season. He capped his Cowboys' career by being named to an NCAA all-regional team as he batted .500 in the tournament.

Area fans will get a chance to see Scott when Round Rock visits Tulsa for games Aug. 16-19 at Drillers Stadium.

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