Scutaro paid, may not play
The San Francisco Giants have re-signed second baseman Marco Scutaro to a contract that pays him $6 million this year even though he may never play baseball again following back surgery.
The Giants announced Wednesday they signed Scutaro, the 39-year-old most valuable player of the 2012 NL Championship Series. He was designated for assignment and later released Jan. 28 as he recovered. Scutaro played in only five games last season after batting .297 in 2013.
High-level executives of the St. Louis Cardinals were not involved in the hacking of the Houston Astros’ player personnel database, an attorney hired by the team said Wednesday, citing an internal review. ... San Diego Padres center fielder Wil Myers will have surgery to remove a bone spur in his left wrist and might miss the next two months.