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Friday, July 4, 2014

Giants Injury Update: Marco Scutaro to play second rehab game Thursday


By on 7/04/2014 06:00:00 AM

The San Francisco Giants fell to the St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday by the score of 7-2. The loss dropped the Giants to 47-38 on the season. The Giants, who have dropped to the lower half of the league in runs scored, managed just seven hits and scored their only run on an RBI single by pitcher Madison Bumgarner. There is good news on the injury front, as veteran Marco Scutaro played in a rehab game on Wednesday and was scheduled for another on Thursday.



Scutaro has been out all season with a back injury that required a nerve block back in spring training.  Scutaro mentioned weeks ago that he probably would only be a role player coming off the bench upon his return. But the Giants have not had much production out of Brandon Hicks and Joe Panik. Don't be surprised if the 38-year old Scutaro sees more playing time than anticipated when he returns.

Alex Pavlovic, who covers the San Francisco Giants for the San Jose Mercury News, tweeted the following update on Scutaro.
Henry Schulman, who covers the Giants for the San Francisco Chronicle, also tweeted an update on Scutaro.
Scutaro, a 38-year old veteran from Venezuela, has played for the Mets, A's, Blue Jays, Red Sox, Rockies and Giants. In 127 games last season, Scutaro batted .297 with two home runs and 31 RBI.  Scutaro has a career batting average of .278 with 77 home runs and 509 RBI, in 1,386 games



 
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