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Report: BoSox work out free agent Scutaro

Dec 3, 2009, 6:17 PM EDT

Sources told on Thursday that free agent Marco Scutaro worked out for the Red Sox in Florida this week.
It was reported earlier in the day that the Red Sox had requested Scutaro’s medical records. The concern is regarding the heel injury that ended Scutaro’s 2009 season. According to the ESPN report, the workout near Scutaro’s home in Miami “helped alleviate” some issues the Red Sox had with the injury.
Scutaro is assumed to be Boston’s top choice to take over at shortstop. He’s likely to command a deal similar to the three-year, $18 million pact that Placido Polanco received from the Phillies.

  1. twins2010 - Dec 3, 2009 at 6:47 PM

    I know Scutaro had a great year last year. And I understand that he is clearly the best of the free agent shortstop options. (Unless you want Tejada and his declinig defense). But he is 34 years old, and has he really become as good as last year showed, or was it just a career year? Seems like an awfully big risk to give him 3 years and 18 million (or more). Not knocking him, but after Lugo, Lowrie, … I can’t see the Sox risking that much money, or that many years for a guy like Scutaro. Pedroia has offered to go to SS, his original position in the minors. He is a hard ass competitor, and a good athelete, I can’t see why he could not perform just as well there as he has done a5 2b. In my opinion, Orlando Hudson, 3 years younger and a gold glove caliber 2b with actually better career numbers than Scutaro makes more sense to me.

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