Friday, June 19, 2015

Scutaro re-signed symbolically

The Giants do a pretty good job of acknowledging team history. I guess he's not coming back ....

But it's a reminder of how tough the game can be. Per CSN Bay Area --


The 2013 All-Star and 2012 NLCS MVP played in just five games for the Giants last year due to a lower back injury that required surgery to fuse two vertebrae in December of 2014. 
According to the Giants, "he continues to rehab near his home in Florida in hopes of maintaining a quality of life and be pain-free with his family."
Scutaro, 39, hit .277 with a .341 on-base percentage and 77 home runs over 13 MLB seasons, playing for the Mets, A's, Blue Jays, Red Sox, Rockies and Giants.
He was a key component of the Giants' 2012 World Series title, hitting .362 over the final 61 games after he was acquired from the Rockies. 
At 36, he went 14-for-28 (.500) against the Cardinals in the 2012 NLCS and was awarded MVP for the seven-game series. Giants fans will always remember the image of Scutaro opening his palms to the sky as the rain poured down in the ninth inning of Game 7.

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