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It didn't look good. When the pitch from Tony Watson came up and in on Marco Scutaro in the seventh inning of last night's game, Scutaro was struck in the hand. The pinky to be exact. Scutaro was in obvious pain and was removed from the game. Now the San Francisco Giants await news on how long Scutaro will be out. One thing is certain, though; Scutaro's finger is broken.
Chris Haft of MLB.com says the Giants sent Scutaro for an X-ray immediately. The results confirmed fears that Scutaro had fractured his pinky. The situation was almost identical to that of Ryan Vogelsong's earlier in the season. He was hit in the hand and suffered a fracture in an eerily similar fashion. After the game, Scutaro couldn't even straighten his finger.
"The best news we can hope for is he wakes up [Wednesday] and he can straighten it out and it feels pretty good," said Giants manager Bruce Bochy, who discussed the situation with general manager Brian Sabean by telephone immediately after the game. "But it's hurting him right now."
If Scutaro cannot straighten his finger, surgery may be required. That would likely sideline him longer than a impel fracture would. There is still a chance Scutaro avoids the DL, but it's a slim one. The Giants should have more information about Scutaro's prognosis today, but don't be surprised if he is plead on the 15-day DL later this afternoon.
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Scutaro is having an impressive season. The Giants trading for him and re-signing him is looking smarter by the day. Scutaro won the NLCS MVP last year as the Giants marched on to a World Series victory. Now this season, he it hitting .332/.386/.445.
In his 12-year career, Scutaro has hit .278/.342/.394. The Giants represent the sixth team Scutaro has played for in his career. However, he looks like he is going to stick around here for a while. A World Series victory, and a batting average over .300 will generally do that for you. Now, the Giants just have to hope he can get back on the field soon.
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