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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Giants Injury Update: Marco Scutaro, Matt Cain to 60-day DL

By on 9/03/2014 06:00:00 AM

The San Francisco Giants entered Tuesday night's game against the Colorado Rockies with a record of 75-63, two games behind the Los Angeles Dodgers in the National League West. The Giants have a good chance at making a run in the division with 24 games left, and made two roster moves to help the rest of the way. Infielder Marco Scutaro and pitcher Matt Cain have been transferred to the 60-day disabled list.

I reported on August 26 that Scutaro was likely out for the season with a lower back strain. The injury is similar to what kept him out from Spring Training until mid-July. 

R.J. White of reported that Scutaro and pitcher Matt Cain were transferred to the 60-day disabled list after Monday's game. The move was made to clear roster sports on the 40-man roster to use on the expanded September roster.

Cain, in his 10th Major League season, is 2-7 with a 4.18 ERA in 15 starts this season. Last season, Cain pitched under 200 innings for the first time since 2006 and was 8-10 with a 4.00 ERA. Prior to this season, Cain has been very durable, starting at least 30 games in eight consecutive seasons. Cain has a career record of 95-95 with a 3.39 ERA in 281 games. 

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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