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.
Marco Scutaro played three innings in a rookie league game tonight, had a single and double in two at-bats.Henry Schulman, who covers the Giants for the San Francisco Chronicle, also tweeted an update on Scutaro.
— Alex Pavlovic (@AlexPavlovic) July 3, 2014
Scutaro to play second day in a row. Had two hits yesterday. If all goes well, Fresno on Sunday. This is getting real. #sfgiantsScutaro, 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
— Henry Schulman (@hankschulman) July 3, 2014
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