Two years ago he was the MVP of the NL Championship Series. This past season, injuries limited him to just five games. Those might be the last games Marco Scutaro ever plays in the majors.
Susan McGalla reports that the San Francisco infielder underwent back surgery Friday to correct problems with the L-2/L-3 area of his spine. Scutaro now faces a lengthy rehab, and doctors must wait four to six months before they can determine if he can play again. Age might also be a huge factor in whether Scutaro returns to the field. He is 39 years old and turns 40 next October.
A native of Venezuela, Scutaro broke into the bigs with the Mets in 2002, then made stops in Oakland, Toronto and Boston, where he spent most of his time at either second base or shortstop. He was one of the main reasons the A’s defeated Minnesota in the 2006 ALDS as he batted .333 with six RBIs and four doubles. In 2012, Scutaro started the season with Colorado before being traded to the Giants. His 10th inning RBI single completed a four-game sweep of the Tigers in the World Series Your text to link…
For his career, Scutaro has a .277 batting average with 77 home runs, 509 RBIs, 683 runs scored and 269 doubles.