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Saturday, July 26, 2014

Giants Injury Update: Marco Scutaro, Ehire Adrianza, Angel Pagan, Brandon Belt

By on 7/26/2014 10:00:00 AM

The San Francisco Giants are awaiting the returns of four key players from the disabled list. Two of them are starting to show progress after some time already on while the others joined the disabled list on July 25. Here are the latest updates on Marco Scutaro, Ehire Adrianza, Angel Pagan, and Brandon Belt via Giants beat writers Carl Steward and Ryan Hood.

Marco Scutaro

Second baseman Marco Scutaro suffered another lower back strain, the same type of injury that kept him off the field from Spring Training through July 11. He played in only five games before his back problem returned.'s Ryan Hood said Saturday morning that Scutaro will receive treatments over the weekend and could possibly return when the mandatory 15 days pass on August 9. In his five games, Scutaro is 1 for 11.

Ehire Adrianza
Shortstop Ehire Adrianza strained his right hamstring while running the bases Thursday night. Manager Bruce Bochy indicated that Adrianza will need much longer than the minimum 15 days. Hood quoted Bochy as saying, "it's going to be a little while for him." Adrianza was hitting .237 with 5 RBI in 53 games, but he stepped it up to .324 in his last ten games.

Angel Pagan
Center fielder Angel Pagan has begun taking live batting practice, but Hood notes that Pagan still has no timetable to return. He is on the disabled list with a bulging disc in his back. He last played on June 14 and was hitting .307 with 3 HR, 19 RBI, 37 runs, and 11 SB as the Giants' main lead-off hitter. The Giants expect his return in early August, but they have no exact date just yet.

Brandon Belt
First baseman Brandon Belt has starting showing progress in his recovery from a concussion suffered during the Giants' July 19 game in Miami. He had healed much more slowly for the first few days, but Hood reports faster progress in recent days. Bochy said that Belt will need more time but did not indicate how much. Belt missed 50 games from May 10 to July 4 while on the DL earlier in the season with a broken thumb. Overall, he is .242 with 10 HR and 23 RBI in 46 games.

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