Found October 30, 2011 on Washington Times:
PLAYERS: Marco Scutaro
TEAMS: Boston Red Sox
BOSTON (AP) - The Boston Red Sox have exercised their option on shortstop Marco Scutaro for the 2012 season.It's the team's first transaction since Ben Cherington took over as general manager.Sunday is Scutaro's 36th birthday.Scutaro hit a career-best .299 last season, second-best among qualifying AL shortstops. He also had a ...

Red Sox Exercise Marco Scutaro's 2012 Contract Option

The Red Sox have decided to pick up shortstop Marco Scutaro's $6 million team option, general manager Ben Cherington announced on Sunday. Scutaro, who turned 36 on Sunday, hit a career-high .299 in 113 games this past season. He also hit seven home runs and drove in 54 runs while finishing with a .358 on-base percentage. His .299 average is the second-highest among American League...

Red Sox Exercise 2012 Option On Marco Scutaro

The first move in the Ben Cherington era as Boston Red Sox GM is in the books. The Red Sox have picked up the $6 million option on shortstop Marco Scutaro. Here's the release: BOSTON, MA - The Boston Red Sox today exercised the 2012 contract option on shortstop Marco Scutaro. The announcement was made by Executive Vice President/General Manager Ben Cherington. Scutaro, who...

Projecting the Red Sox 2012 opening day lineup

The Marco Scutaro option being picked up marks not only Ben Cherington's first move as Sox GM, but also the first move of the 2011 offseason. Everybody has a different opinion as to what moves will follow, and the Ted's Army offices are no different. I asked the other writers (Ben, Aaron, and head honcho Nick [RAS]) for who they think will comprise the Red Sox starting lineup...

Red Sox exercise option on SS Scutaro

The Boston Red Sox exercised a $6 million club option on shortstop Marco Scutaro for the 2012 season. Scutaro, who celebrated his 36th birthday on Sunday, performed well toward the end of the season for the Red Sox. Scutaro batted a career-high .299 with seven homers and 54 RBIs this season. He also had a career-best .423 slugging percentage.

Smart Move

The Red Sox and new GM Ben Cherington began their Hot Stove moves with a real no-brainer: they exercised the $6 million option they hold on Marco Scutaro for 2012.Scutaro was one of the few bright spots last September, and hit .299 for the season. With Jose Iglesias struggling at Pawtucket in 2011, it made sense to bring Marco back for another season.Here's more from Extra Bases.

Scutaro is the 6 Million Dollar Man!

The Red Sox have chosen to take the club option on Marco Scutaro for 2012.  There was a club option for 6 million dollars and a player option of 3 million dollars.  Given that Scut had one of his best years last year, the Sox were smart to take his option since if he became a free agent, I imagine a few teams would take a good look at him and possibly offer him multiple years. ...

Red Sox exercise option on shortstop Marco Scutaro

New Boston Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington made his first move since his promotion, picked up the contract option on shortstop Marco Scutaro on Sunday

Red Sox exercise Scutaro's 2012 option

The Red Sox announced on Sunday that they had exercised Marco Scutaro's $6 million option for 2012. The veteran shortstop hit a career-high .299 in 2011.

Red Sox pick up SS Scutaro's option for 2012

The Red Sox picked up shortstop Marco Scutaro's $6 million team option for 2012.

Red Sox pick up contract option on Scutaro

The Boston Red Sox have exercised the 2012 contract option on shortstop Marco Scutaro, executive vice president and general manager Ben Cherington announced Sunday.

Ramirez Declines Option; Scutaro Stays in Boston

Is Aramis Ramirez an option for the Phillies? PHOTO APThose pining for a hard-hitting, run-producing third baseman, you’re day should be a little brighter. Aramis Ramirez declined his part of the mutual option with the Chicago Cubs for 2012, meaning he will now become a free agent. By doing so, he has forfeited a $2 million buyout.That matters not, because Ramirez is in for a payday...

Free Agency News: Harang, Molina, Scutaro, Affeldt, Rodriguez and Betancourt

As free agency kicks off, many clubs and players have decisions they need to make on potential option year clauses in their contracts for next year. Here are just a few notes from around the league. -According to a source close to Dan Hayes of the North County  Times, Aaron Harang declined his side of his $5mm mutual option. Though a return to the Padres has not been ruled out....
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