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Marco Scutaro might be done for the year

Sep 17, 2013, 8:44 PM EDT

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Andrew Baggarly of has a Marco Scutaro update:

Scutaro had an MRI exam on his injured left pinkie finger, which sustained tendon damage when he was hit by a pitch June 11 in Pittsburgh. The finger began bothering Scutaro again over the weekend in Los Angeles; he exited Sunday’s game after two innings and isn’t in the lineup for Tuesday’s series opener against the Mets at Citi Field.

Scutaro, 37, wants to keep playing. He did his normal pregame work, played catch and hit in the cage Tuesday. But Giants manager Bruce Bochy acknowledged it might be time to tell the veteran second baseman to begin resting up for next year.

The MRI results are not yet available, but Scutaro was already diagnosed in June with potentially-permanent tendon damage in his pinkie and the Giants only have 11 games remaining on their regular-season schedule.

Scutaro has a .729 OPS in 127 games this summer after signing a three-year, $20 million offseason deal.

  1. bosoxfan15 - Sep 17, 2013 at 9:08 PM

    Tape it up and get back out there. WWPD? What would pedroia do?

    • giantsninerswarriors - Sep 17, 2013 at 9:20 PM

      He’d stubbornly play through it, and aggravate the injury further, which is exactly what happened when he tore the adductor muscle in his thumb last year.

      Also, you’re comparing a 30 year old and a 37 year old.

      The Giants are out of contention and have Scutaro under contract through the 2015 season. The smart move is to shut him down.

    • Glenn - Sep 17, 2013 at 9:56 PM

      Scutaro was a lone bright spot during the 2011 Red Sox collapse and I was sorry to see him moved for salary reasons. He is a class act and a dependable player.

  2. yankeepunk3000 - Sep 17, 2013 at 9:15 PM

    all in all this contract so far in year one has turned out all right. Obviously he doesn’t have the power like he did in Colorado but with this stadium no one can blame him. he’s played well at the top of the order so giants can chalk this one up as a good signing. It was not a rowand, renteria, or zito disaster. good for the giants.

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