Marco Scutaro RUMORS & NEWS

  • Giants release Marco Scutaro

    Sporting News "The Giants on Wednesday released veteran infielder Marco Scutaro, who is attempting to come back from offseason back surgery. Scutaro was designated for assignment Jan. 21 to make room for newly signed outfielder Norichika Aoki on the 40-man roster. A month earlier, Scutaro underwent surgery to..." January 29

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    Alex Pavlovic @AlexPavlovic

    Giants DFA Marco Scutaro to clear roster spot for Aoki. Scutaro had back surgery last month, will keep rehabbing with club.

  • Scutaro has back surgery, out for at least 4 to 6 months

    San Jose Mercury News "Marco Scutaro had back surgery on Sunday, possibly ending his Giants career. Scutaro will be rehabbing for four to six months, general manager Brian Sabean said, and then doctors will reevaluate his ability to continue playing baseball. The 39-year-old infielder had just 13 plate appearances..." December 23

  • Giants targeting Friday to activate Marco Scutaro

    CSN Bay Area "Marco Scutaro is 38 years old, he has a chronic back injury, he was a defensive liability at second base last season and 11 NL second basemen posted a higher slugging percentage than he did. No, he does not profile as a difference-making force for a team that has scored 30 runs over its past 14..." July 10

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    Alex Pavlovic @AlexPavlovic

    Giants place Scutaro and Affeldt on DL, Kieschnick designated for assignment.

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    Andrew Baggarly @CSNBaggs

    Scutaro just gave an update. Nerve block didn't work so he got cortisone in a lower spot. Expects to start year on DL.

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    Alex Pavlovic @AlexPavlovic

    Scutaro had a diagnostic nerve block procedure done today. That'll put him on the DL.

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    Alex Pavlovic @AlexPavlovic

    Scutaro had epidural injection today, out a couple of days. Bochy said he's "50-50" for opening day.

  • With Scutaro hurting, Giants looking at Plan B for 2nd

    San Francisco Chronicle "With 18 days until Opening Day, it's time for the Giants to consider other options at second base. Marco Scutaro took live batting practice Wednesday for the first time in spring training - swings off a coach on the main field at Scottsdale Stadium - and wasn't optimistic about opening the..." March 13

  • Giants' Marco Scutaro will skip drills to deal with 'annoying' back

    CBS Sports "Giants second baseman Marco Scutaro is over the finger injury he suffered last July, but his back is another story. He told MLB.com's Chris Haft that he intends to skip some drills early in spring training and ease himself back into things. "It seems like when you have a bad back, your whole..." February 18

  • Scutaro to have surgery Friday, labels Giants' season 'a mess'

    CSN Bay Area "Marco Scutaro will have a pin inserted in his damaged left pinky finger in a bid to keep it from being permanently bent. But bent or straight the Giants’ veteran second baseman will keep his fingers crossed for a healthier season next year. Scutaro said he will have the procedure on Friday..." September 25

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    Alex Pavlovic @AlexPavlovic

    Bochy said Scutaro is done for year will have splint put on injured finger.

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    Andrew Baggarly @CSNBaggs

    New information from #SFGiants: Marco Scutaro's injured finger is NOT the pinkie he hurt in June. It's his ring finger.

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    Andrew Baggarly @CSNBaggs

    Scutaro had an MRI today on his left pinkie finger. He might be done for the year depending on the results.

  • Scutaro might have bent finger forever

    San Francisco Chronicle "A 94-mph fastball that collided with Marco Scutaro's hand presented the Giants' second baseman with a major life decision, and he did not blink. Scutaro said Wednesday he hopes to be fitted with an orthotic that would allow him to play despite a damaged tendon in his left pinkie, knowing that..." June 13

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    Andrew Baggarly @CSNBaggs

    Scutaro is telling coaches he wants to try to play as soon as pain subsides in another day or two.

  • Scutaro, Belt homer to beat Arizona 6-2

    San Francisco Chronicle "The Giants got another solid performance from accidental starter Chad Gaudin on Sunday. They also got a much-needed dose of momentum - in the form of a 6-2 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks before 38,222 at Chase Field - as they prepare to embark on a particularly treacherous portion of..." June 10

  • Cardinals made 'the best run we could' to sign Scutaro

    CSN Bay Area "Giants manager Bruce Bochy didn’t realize it when he wrote his lineup for Friday’s home opener and World Series banner raising, but it’s 100 percent true: The batting order is identical to the group he started behind Barry Zito in that pivotal Game 5 of the NLCS at St. Louis last..." April 06

  • Marco Scutaro pulls a Little League trick on Padres

    CSN Bay Area "Marco Scutaro is a decorated major league veteran, but he pulled a stunt straight out of Little League on Tuesday. The Giants’ wily second baseman drew a two-out walk in the third inning. And when he noticed the San Diego Padres weren’t paying attention, he made a nonchalant dash for second..." March 27

  • Why Marco Scutaro was scratched from SF Giants lineup, plus cuts

    San Francisco Chronicle "Manager Bruce Bochy just said that Marco Scutaro was scratched from tonight’s game against the Rockies because of back stiffness. Bochy did not sound worried, saying it’s the typical back soreness that often runs through camp as players ramp up their activity. Prospect Ryan Cavan will start in..." March 21

  • Marco Scutaro, thinking man's hitter

    San Francisco Chronicle "The Giants picked up Marco Scutaro on July 27 in a trade so ho-hummish that his new teammates dubbed him Blockbuster. Ballplayers love irony. Scutaro was not baseball's best late-season pickup in 2012. He was the best late-season pick-up of any baseball season. Granted, I have not done much..." March 15

  • Marco Scutaro, thinking man's hitter

    San Francisco Chronicle "The Giants picked up Marco Scutaro on July 27 in a trade so ho-hummish that his new teammates dubbed him Blockbuster. Ballplayers love irony. Scutaro was not baseball's best late-season pickup in 2012. He was the best late-season pick-up of any baseball season. Granted, I have not done much..." March 14