Marco Scutaro 2B SF 4 months ago

Scutaro (back) was released by the Giants on Wednesday.

This move was effectively made last week when the team designated Scutaro for assignment, as the veteran was never going to accept an outright assignment to Triple-A. Back issues plagued Scutaro's 2014 campaign, limiting him to just five games after he appeared in at least 104 games in each of his previous 10 campaigns. The 39-year-old underwent spinal fusion surgery in December and his future is uncertain.

Marco Scutaro 2B SF 4 months ago

Scutaro was designated for assignment by the Giants on Wednesday, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Scutaro missed nearly all of the 2014 campaign with a back injury after playing 127 games with the club in 2013. The Giants needed to clear a spot on the 40-man roster for the newly-acquired Norichika Aoki, but plan to keep him as he recovers from spinal fusion surgery.

Marco Scutaro 2B SF 5 months ago

Scutaro underwent spinal fusion surgery Sunday and will miss at least four to six months, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Scutaro's missed nearly all of the 2014 season due to a back injury, and the spinal surgery will set him back even further. He is now 39 years of age, and it's possible he has played his last game in the major leagues.

Marco Scutaro 2B SF 9 months ago

Scutaro (back) has been placed on the 60-day DL.

Scutaro was already in danger of missing the rest of the 2014 season, and this move essentially confirms that notion. His transfer will clear up an extra space on the 40-man roster for the Giants' next round of September call-ups.

Marco Scutaro 2B SF 9 months ago

Manager Bruce Bochy acknowledged Monday that Scutaro (back) is unlikely to return this season, Hank Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Scutaro already seems to be in vacation-mode at this point, as he's already turned to his offseason home in Florida rather than rehabbing at the Giants' spring training facility in Arizona. The 38-year-old still has one more year remaining on his contract after this season, but it's unclear if he plans on keeping his career going.

Marco Scutaro 2B SF 10 months ago

Giants placed INF Marco Scutaro on the 15-day disabled list with a strained lower back.

The veteran infielder has dealt with chronic back issues throughout the season, and managed to play in just five games during his brief stint with the Giants. Fantasy owners can probably write him off completely at this point.

Marco Scutaro 2B SF 10 months ago

Marco Scutaro (neck) finished 1-for-4 with a run scored Sunday in his return to the Giants' lineup.

It was only Scutaro's second game of the season. With his chronic back injury lingering and a new neck issue developing, the veteran second baseman is doubtful to be an everyday player down the stretch and can be ignored in standard fantasy formats.

Marco Scutaro 2B SF 10 months ago

Marco Scutaro returned to action on Sunday July 20.

Marco Scutaro 2B SF 10 months ago

Marco Scutaro is considered day-to-day due to a stiff neck.

Scutaro just returned from his chronic back injury and was already essentially going to be day-to-day the rest of the season. He should be avoided in fantasy leagues.

Marco Scutaro 2B SF 10 months ago

Marco Scutaro admitted that his back tightened up on him late during Saturday's game.

It's not unexpected, as Scutaro still isn't 100 percent and was playing in his first game of the season. He's essentially going to be day-to-day for the rest of the season, but the Giants are hoping he'll be able to gut it out without going back on the DL. "I know my back is not 100 percent," Scutaro said. "I'll just try to fight through it, day by day, and go from there."