I reported on July 4 that Scutaro, who has been out all season with a back injury that required a nerve block back in spring training, played two rehab games in a row. At the time, there was no timetable for his return, but Scutaro had clearly been improving.
Henry Schulman, who covers the Giants for the San Francisco Chronicle, tweeted the following on Scutaro's latest rehab start.
Scutaro played five innings for Fresno, had an opposite-field RBI single and struck out twice in three ABs. #SFGiantsScutaro figures to be a backup when he returns, but the Giants haven't gotten a lot out of Joe Panik and Brandon Hicks, so Scutaro may see more action than he anticipated.
— Henry Schulman (@hankschulman) July 8, 2014
Scutaro has played for the Mets, A's, Blue Jays, Red Sox, Rockies and Giants. In 127 games last season, he batted .297 with two home runs and 31 RBI. Scutaro, a 38-year old veteran, has a career batting average of .278 with 77 home runs and 509 RBI, in 1,386 games.
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