Marco Scutaro 2B SF 5 Days

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 9 Days

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 9 Days

Marco Scutaro returned to action on Sunday July 20.

Marco Scutaro 2B SF 12 Days

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 17 Days

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."

Marco Scutaro 2B SF 18 Days

Marco Scutaro has returned to the Giants starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Diamondbacks.

Scutaro has missed the entire season thus far due to a recurring back injury. While he will be eased back into action, he makes for an interesting target in deeper mixed, and NL-only formats.

Marco Scutaro 2B SF 18 Days

Giants activated INF Marco Scutaro from the 60-day disabled list.

Scutaro is not in the Giants lineup on Friday, but will be available as a pinch hitter off the bench. He's worth a look as a middle infield option in deeper mixed league formats.

Marco Scutaro 2B SF 18 Days

The Giants plan to activate Marco Scutaro (back) from the disabled list on Saturday.

There was a prevailing thought that he would rejoin the team on Friday, but it looks as though he needed an extra day. Expect him to rejoin the Giants starting lineup and make his season debut on Saturday.

Marco Scutaro 2B SF 21 Days

The Giants are aiming to activate Marco Scutaro (back) from the disabled list on Friday.

The tentative plan is for Scutaro to play a full nine innings with Triple-A Fresno on Thursday, with the team activating him before Friday's game if all goes well. Scutaro hasn't played a game yet this season due to chronic back problems, but he could be a big boost to the Giants in the second half.

Marco Scutaro 2B SF 21 Days

Giants manager Bruce Bochy indicated Tuesday that the club is optimistic Marco Scutaro (back) will have a bigger role than initially expected upon his return.

Scutaro is feeling great during his rehab assignment to the point that Bochy thinks the second baseman could play more than the 2-4 games per week the team was initially anticipating. The veteran infielder could be activated later this week.