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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Giants Injury Update: Marco Scutaro not expected to return this year

By on 8/26/2014 09:45:00 AM

The San Francisco Giants fell to 68-62 on the season following a 3-2 loss to the Colorado Rockies on Monday. At five games behind in the division and second in the wild card race, the Giants have a good chance at a playoff push down the stretch. They'll have to do so without veteran infielder Marco Scutaro, who is likely to be out for the rest of the season.

Our own Raymond Bureau previously reported that Scutaro suffered another lower back strain, an injury similar to what kept him out from Spring Training through July 11. Scutaro appeared in only five games before the back problem resurfaced.

Henry Schulman, who covers the Giants for the San Francisco Chronicle, tweeted the following update on Scutaro's status.
Scutaro has appeared in only five games this season, going 1-for-11 with three strikeouts. 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 .277 with 77 home runs and 509 RBI.  

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