Mar 17, 2014; Tempe, AZ, USA; San Francisco Giants second baseman Marco Scutaro (19) looks on against the Los Angeles Angels at Tempe Diablo Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Giants’ Marco Scutaro receives second injection


One cortisone shot is not uncommon to deal with pain; two in a short period of time can be cause for concern.

That concern is amplified when it concerns your 38-year old projected starting second baseman. For the San Francisco Giants, that’s Marco Scutaro. It was verified by the club today that Scutaro got a second cortisone injection in his back and that it will need to be decided in the next couple of days whether he will start the season on the disabled list. Scutaro told the San Francisco Chronicle’s Hank Schulman that the first cortisone shot “didn’t work.”

Scutaro who signed a 3-year, $20 million contract with the Giants before last season, is now considered “iffy” for Opening Day. He has only had two plate appearances this spring and now will have to sit out the next couple of days to see if his back will be better. The 12 year veteran was an All-Star last year, playing in 127 games for the Giants and hitting .297/.357/.369.

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