Scott injures knee making gem of a catch

Scott injures knee making gem of a catch

BALTIMORE -- Luke Scott's leaping catch in the top of the ninth inning in Tuesday night's 6-2 loss to the Cardinals, a catch that kept Matt Holliday from hitting his second home run of the game, came with a price.

Scott, who backpedaled and leaped onto the left-field wall, bruised his right knee on the play and does not know if he will be able to play on Wednesday. He was wincing as he walked back to the dugout after the catch and had trouble putting pressure on the knee after the game.

"I guess there was a bunch of poles back there holding the padding up, and that's where that little mark [on my right knee] is from," Scott said. "I just banged my knee ... and banged my shoulder and my face a little bit. My knee is what stiffened up the most."

Scott left the game after the catch, which made the last out of the frame. Blake Davis pinch-hit for Scott, who went 0-for-3, in the bottom of the ninth and struck out looking.

"All I know is I was just watching the ball, just tracking the ball and trying to get it," said Scott, who is batting .234 with nine home runs. "I felt the warning track -- I felt two steps on the warning track -- so I knew the ball was getting close. I just jumped up to grab it, and that was it."

Manager Buck Showalter said that there is no structural damage in the knee and that Scott will be re-evaluated on Wednesday.

Showalter added that despite the injury, Scott still wanted to take his final at-bat.

"We'll see how it is," Scott said. "Contusions, or when you get hit by something, it varies on the swelling. The knee is a tough place. You've got to have your knees underneath you to do anything. It all depends on tonight and how much it swells up."

Avi Zaleon is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.