Tue, 15 Apr 2014 19:35:07 -0700
San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Tuesday, April 15, that 2B Marco Scutaro (back) that there is no update, and that Scutaro is still not close to returning.
Sat, 29 Mar 2014 20:24:58 -0700
The San Francisco Giants placed SS Marco Scutaro (back) on the 15-day disabled list Saturday, March 29, due to a lower back strain. The move is retroactive to March 21.
Thu, 27 Mar 2014 20:06:23 -0700
San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy said 2B Marco Scutaro (back) will swing a bat and field some ground balls before the team's exhibition game Friday, March 28.
Wed, 26 Mar 2014 13:07:44 -0700
San Francisco Giants 2B Marco Scutaro (back) said his back pain is not debilitating, but it's bad enough to keep him from playing every day. He underwent a test Tuesday, March 25, that tried to isolate which nerve is causing him pain, with the aim of deadening the nerve. Scutaro also received another cortisone injection in the lower part of his back.
Fantasy Tip: The good news is Scutaro isn't considering surgical options at this point, but if he doesn't recover when his DL stint is up to open the season, he could go down that road. Expect Joaquin Arias to start at second base to open the season.
Tue, 25 Mar 2014 16:45:55 -0700
San Francisco Giants 2B Marco Scutaro (back) underwent a nerve-block procedure Tuesday, March 25, and will begin the season on the disabled list.
Fantasy Tip: Joaquin Arias will likely start the year as the team's starting second baseman with Scutaro out, but don't sleep on Ehire Adrianza, who impressed the coaching staff in camp. With Scutaro's age and worsening condition, it might be a long time before he's back in action.
Tue, 25 Mar 2014 15:57:44 -0700
San Francisco Giants 2B Marco Scutaro (back) visited with a doctor again Tuesday, March 25, but no surgery has been discussed.
Fantasy Tip: It seems increasingly likely that Scutaro may need some sort of surgical procedure to fix his back eventually. Try to avoid him everywhere.
Mon, 24 Mar 2014 14:02:30 -0700
San Francisco Giants 2B Marco Scutaro (back) looked good swinging the bat Monday, March 24, and the team will wait to make a decision on whether he'll need to open the season on the disabled list. INFs Joaquin Arias, Ehire Adrianza and Brandon Hicks can fill in if Scutaro has to miss any time. "We've got to be pretty certain he's turned the corner," manager Bruce Bochy said. "There's too much to lose. We won't do that until we think he's ready and he could go deep into games and get some at-bats."
Fantasy Tip: It's probably safe to assume that Scutaro won't be ready at this rate. Arias is the likely candidate to see most of the at-bats in Scutaro's absence. Adrianza is a deep sleeper for NL-only leagues if Scutaro's back injury is more serious and requires surgery down the road.
Thu, 20 Mar 2014 16:47:11 -0700
San Francisco Giants 2B Marco Scutaro (back) has received an injection in his injured back. Manager Bruce Bochy said the team hopes Scutaro will be able to play this weekend. Bochy said the team will have to decide soon if Scutaro will start the season on the disabled list or will be able to play.
Thu, 20 Mar 2014 16:17:24 -0700
San Francisco Giants OF Michael Morse (calf) played in a minor league game and homered Thursday, March 20, and said he felt great. It was his first game in 12 days, and he expects to return Friday, March 21, to major league action. OF Angel Pagan (back) also played and looked good. 2B Marco Scutaro (back), however, didn't play and is less likely to be on the active roster for the start of the season.
Mon, 17 Mar 2014 16:49:25 -0700
San Francisco Giants 2B Marco Scutaro (back) looked good in his spring debut Monday, March 17. "There's no rush for right now," Scutaro said. "I'm going day by day and I'll keep working. We'll go from there and get stronger." Manager Bruce Bochy plans to rest Scutaro until Thursday, March 20.
Fantasy Tip: Scutaro still might not be able to be ready by the time the regular season starts, but this was a very encouraging first step. He remains an unattractive fantasy second baseman, even in NL-only leagues.