Scutaro has back surgery, out 4-6 months
Veteran infielder's future with Giants in question
SAN FRANCISCO -- Marco Scutaro's future with the Giants appeared questionable, at least, after general manager Brian Sabean announced Monday that the second baseman recently underwent back surgery in Miami.
Scutaro's surgeon, Dr. Michael Wang, is expected to release Scutaro, 39, from the hospital on Tuesday. Scutaro will require at least four to six months of recovery time. At that juncture, Sabean said the club's medical staff will determine whether Scutaro can play again.
Back problems limited Scutaro to five games in 2014, two years after the Giants acquired him shortly before the Trade Deadline. Scutaro excelled that autumn, capturing Most Valuable Player honors in the Giants' seven-game conquest of St. Louis in the National League Championship Series. Scutaro, a potential free agent next offseason, earned a three-year, $20 million contract from the Giants.