Found July 04, 2014 on MLB Injury News:
The San Francisco Giants fell to the St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday by the score of 7-2. The loss dropped the Giants to 47-38 on the season. The Giants, who have dropped to the lower half of the league in runs scored, managed just seven hits and scored their only run on an RBI single by pitcher Madison Bumgarner. There is good news on the injury front, as veteran Marco Scutaro played in a rehab game on Wednesday and was scheduled for another on Thursday.#451384794 / gettyimages.comScutaro has been out all season with a back injury that required a nerve block back in spring training.  Scutaro mentioned weeks ago that he probably would only be a role player coming off the bench upon his return. But the Giants have not had much production out of Brandon Hicks and Joe Panik. Don't be surprised if the 38-year old Scutaro sees more playing time than anticipated when he returns.Alex Pavlovic, who covers the San Francisco Giants for the San Jose Mercury News, tweeted the following update on Scutaro.Marco Scutaro played three innings in a rookie league game tonight, had a single and double in two at-bats.— Alex Pavlovic (@AlexPavlovic) July 3, 2014Henry Schulman, who covers the Giants for the San Francisco Chronicle, also tweeted an update on Scutaro.Scutaro to play second day in a row. Had two hits yesterday. If all goes well, Fresno on Sunday. This is getting real. #sfgiants— Henry Schulman (@hankschulman) July 3, 2014Scutaro, a 38-year old veteran from Venezuela, has played for the Mets, A's, Blue Jays, Red Sox, Rockies and Giants. In 127 games last season, Scutaro batted .297 with two home runs and 31 RBI.  Scutaro has a career batting average of .278 with 77 home runs and 509 RBI, in 1,386 games Follow @PhilliesFan1969  Like what you're reading? Subscribe to our email list for daily injury updates!Email Address Follow @sprtsinjryalert For more commentary and analysis, visit our friends at Last Word on Sports!
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