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MLB Injury News:
Marco Scutaro has played with an injured finger since mid-June and a bad back since spring training according to Alex Espinoza of MLB.com. Hours before the Giants opened up their final 2013 series with a Tuesday nightcap against the Dodgers at home, manager Bruce Bochy announced that his World Champion second baseman will miss the rest of the season due to these issues.
"The fact that he played as much as he did in the pain he sometimes was in says who he is," manager Bruce Bochy said.
Scutaro said a pin will be placed in his left pinkie for a month and a half to help straighten and strengthen it, giving him a better chance to compete in 2014. He was diagnosed with mallet finger.
"It's hard to compete with one hand," said Scutaro, who also has inflammation in his left ring finger, a result of him compensating for the pinkie, which got hit by a pitch June 11. "It's been hard the last 3 1/2 months, especially hitting. You're pretty much mashing your finger 80 times a day, at least."
The Giants signed Scutaro to a $20 million, three-year deal this past offseason which keeps him under contract through 2015. Bochy said he's optimistic Scutaro will be able to return to the form which made him a crucial contributor to the team's 2012 World Series run.
The veteran infielder turns 38 on October 30th and hasn't played since September 15th. Scutaro will finish the 2013 season with a .297 average and a .357 on-base percentage in 127 games. Those numbers are accompanied by two home runs, 31 runs batted in and 57 runs scored.
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