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Giants’ Marco Scutaro, Jeremy Affeldt to begin season on disabled list

Mar 29, 2014, 8:55 PM EDT

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Alex Pavlovic of the Mercury News reports that the Giants will begin the season with second baseman Marco Scutaro and reliever Jeremy Affeldt on the disabled list. Scutaro has missed almost all of the spring with a bad back, while Affeldt suffered a strained medial collateral ligament in his right knee. The Giants placed Scutaro on the DL retroactive to March 21 and Affeldt retroactive to March 23.

With Scutaro out, manager Bruce Bochy says Joaquin Arias will get the “lion’s share” of playing time at second base, per MLB.com’s Alex Espinoza. Ehire Adrianza and Brandon Hicks will get the remaining playing time at the position.

Grant Brisbee of SB Nation’s McCovey Chronicles suggests David Huff should make the team as a result of Affeldt’s injury. Huff would serve as the second lefty out of the bullpen and as a long reliever.

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  1. marklar1025 - Mar 30, 2014 at 12:24 PM

    I have really liked what Ive seen from both Hicks and Huff this spring. Happy they are getting a shot to start the season on the roster. Would like to see if Hicks can maintain.. would be nice to find a 2B in the minors for once and the thought of 3 Brandons starting for the Giants is very Alou like

  2. mpzz - Mar 30, 2014 at 10:41 PM

    Not happy about Machi making the team instead of Law.

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