Scutaro paid, may not play

Los Angeles Times - - SPORTS -

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.

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