Affeldt was placed on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to March 23 with a sprained right MCL, is eligible to return April 6. He has been throwing at the Giants' facility in Arizona and should return next week.
However, Marco Scutaro's back injury (reported by Sports Injury Alerts on March 27) is still not responding to treatment. He remains, in Bochy's words, "a ways away," and, as Pavlovic observed, "had more medical injections (three) than at-bats (two) during spring training."
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Left-hander Affeldt, who is entering his age-35 season, has been a fixture in the Giants' bullpen for five seasons. Last season, he was able to give the team only 39 appearances as he battled an oblique injury in the spring and a strained groin in July, He put up an ERA of 3.74 with 21 strikeouts and 17 walks. Affeldt is signed to a three-year, $21 million contract through 2015.
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