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Saturday, July 12, 2014

Giants Injury Update: Marco Scutaro activated


By on 7/12/2014 07:00:00 AM

The San Francisco Giants entered a weekend series against the Arizona Diamonbacks coming off a 6-1 loss to the Oakland A's. The Giants are battling the Dodgers for first place in the National League West. The good news for the Giants is that veteran Marco Scutaro has been activated from the disabled list. Scutaro provides veteran leadership and the ability to play several infield positions. With the activation of Scutaro, Brandon Hicks was designated for assignment.



I reported on July 10 that Scutaro, who has been out all season with a back injury that required a nerve block back in spring training, had played in three rehab games and was scheduled for one more before being activated this weekend.

According to the Associated Press through ESPN.com, Scutaro rejoined the Giants before Friday's game against the Diamondbacks.  He took batting practice with the team and was a part of a hitter's meeting before being activated.
  
In 127 games last season, Scutaro batted .297 with two home runs and 31 RBI.  Scutaro, a 38-year old veteran who has played for the  Mets, A's, Blue Jays, Red Sox, Rockies and Giants, has a career batting average of .278 with 77 home runs and 509 RBI.



 

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