BALTIMORE -- The Baltimore Orioles have reinstated outfielder Luke Scott from the 15-day disabled list.
Scott was placed on the DL July 1 with a left hamstring strain that he suffered while running the bases after hitting the go-ahead home run in the seventh inning of a 9-6 win over Oakland the night before.
The 32-year-old is hitting .274 with 12 homers and 30 runs batted in over 66 games this season.
To open the roster spot for Scott, the Birds optioned pitcher Frank Mata to Triple-A Norfolk.
The rookie right-hander made 15 appearances in relief in his first big league stint with no record and a 7.79 earned run average over 17 1/3 innings.