San Francisco Giants seem unlikely to pursue trade to shore up 2B

According to Henry Schulman, it seems unlikely that the San Francisco Giants will make a trade to fill in at second base while Marco Scutaro recovers from a chronic back injury.By Michael Marconi (NLCS MVP Marco Scutaro) via Wikimedia CommonsScutaro, 38, has yet to suit up for the Giants this season. Meanwhile, Brandon Hicks and Jaoquin Arias have split second base duty thus far...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
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Giants place Marco Scutaro on DL

getty The San Francisco Giants have placed second baseman Marco Scutaro on the 15-day disabled list to begin the season. Scutaro, 38, had been dealing with back troubles earlier this spring. It had been 50/50 whether or not Scutaro would be ready for Opening Day. Once his DL stint is up Scutaro is expected to rejoin the Giants. Scutaro appeared in 127 games last season for the Giants...
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Giants' Marco Scutaro headed to DL with nerve block in back

San Francisco Giants second baseman Marco Scutaro has played in only one Spring Training game (March 17) due to a sore back. It got sore enough for him to get two epidural injections on Monday as reported on Sports Injury Alert Tuesday morning. On Tuesday, he received a nerve block to ease the pain says's Chris Haft. The procedure means that Scutaro will begin the season...
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March 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Giants Likely To Begin Season Without Scutaro

The Giants are learning what life is like with a 38-year-old second baseman. The team is finally conceding that Marco Scutaro will almost certainly start the 2014 season on the disabled list. Scutaro has had his spring marred by a series of nagging back injuries, and now what was seemingly inevitable, that the Giants would be without their second baseman to start the new season,...
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March 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Giants' Marco Scutaro (back) likely to miss Opening Day

Even after receiving two epidural injections to relieve his back pain, All-Star second baseman Marco Scutaro appears more and more likely to start the season on the disabled list for the San Francisco Giants. According to Alex Pavlovic of the San Jose Mercury-News, Scutaro, 38, received the second shot on March 20 after the first one "didn't work." Giants manager...
Via MLB Injury News
March 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Giants' Marco Scutaro worried about playing back-to-back games

As spring training is off and running, the Giants second-basemen, Marco Scutaro, is frustrated and is concerned about playing back to back days with his ongoing back injury.Photo by unicornsmarshmallos via“It’s hard to target it,” Scutaro said. “I could probably go out and play tomorrow, but what about the next day? I could go play right now with pain and make...
Via Sports Injury Alert
March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

With Scutaro hurting, Giants looking at Plan B for 2nd

With 18 days until Opening Day, it's time for the Giants to consider other options at second base. Marco Scutaro took live batting practice Wednesday for the first time in spring training - swings off a coach on the main field at Scottsdale Stadium - and wasn't optimistic about opening the season as the Giants' second baseman. "It's hard to target it,"...
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March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Giants' Marco Scutaro has debut pushed back again

As reported by Richard Migliorisi of Sports Injury Alert, Marco Scutaro came into spring training with a sore back and is still feeling it. He hopes to come back soon to make his debut, but it looks like that day has been moved back according to Alex Pavlovic of the San Jose Mercury News.Photo by unicornsmarshmallos via“It’s been slow progress,” Manager Bruce Bochy...
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March 08, 2014  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants: trade rumors heat up as July 31st deadline approaches

The San Francisco Giants have been the epitome of success ever since the 2009 season. The team finished that year with it’s first winning record since the Barry Bonds era. Tim Lincecum earned a second consecutive Cy Young Award while cementing his role as the face of the franchise. For the first time in ages, Bay Area baseball had become relevant again. Fans began the following...
July 14, 2013  |  Discuss

SF Giants Rumors: It’s Magic Inside, Scutaro Wants To Stay a Giant

Thursday was a day off for the San Francisco Giants, but that didn’t stop them from extending their lead in the NL West to 7.5 games. The Dodgers are in a tailspin and lost another game while the Giants were enjoying their off day. The magic number for the Giants going into play today is 12 (combination of Giants wins and Dodgers losses).   Andrew Baggarly of says...

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