Marco Scutaro injury: Giants 2B dealing with back issue


The veteran dealt with the same back issue earlier in the season.

San Francisco Giants infielder Marco Scutaro is battling a back injury, Andrew Baggarly of CSN Bay Area reports. Scutaro is out of the Giants starting lineup Sunday, replaced by Tony Abreu at second base.

The veteran infielder missed a few games in Spring Training with the back issue, noted by Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle. Scutaro later told Schulman that his right leg is "a half-inch shorter than his left," which he believed contributed to the injury. The infielder purchased custom-made shoes to help fix the issue, as he disliked the orthopedics he originally used to correct the problem.

Scutaro has contributed offensively this season when healthy, hitting .319/.372/.417 in 306 plate appearances. The Giants signed Scutaro to a three-year, $20 million contract in the off-season.

The second baseman also suffered a pinkie injury earlier in June, and was forced to miss six games after being hit by a pitch against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

More from SB Nation:

The ins and outs of Yasiel Puig

Mets may limit Harvey’s innings

Scherzer’s 12-0 start best since 1986

Yankees, Red Sox interested in Michael Young

MLB trade rumors | MLB Daily Dish

Log In Sign Up

Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.


You must be a member of to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at You should read them.


You must be a member of to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at You should read them.




Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.