The San Francisco Giants made several roster moves today that included veteran infielder Marco Scutaro.
Scutaro was added to the 15-day disabled list with what appears to be a back injury. The 38 year old second baseman only appeared in one game with the Giants this Spring and picked up a double with his only hit. So right now he’s hitting a perfect .500/.500/1.000, but will have to wait a couple of weeks up in order to return to the Giants lineup.
The good news about Scutaro is that he’s participating in some fielding and hitting drills, so maybe he won’t miss as much time as we think.
The Giants have also placed left handed pitcher Jeremy Affeldt to the 15-day disabled list with an MCL sprain in his right knee. Affeldt started off camp with a groin injury then sustained the MCL sprain just a couple days before the team left camp. The right handed reliever could return to the team by mid-April.
Outfielder Tyler Colvin was optioned to Triple-A Fresno. The 28 year old former Chicago Cub had a chance to make the team as a utility player but he was unable to get the bat going during Cactus League play.
Outfielder Roger Kieschnick was designated for assignment. He was only able to hit just .172 this Spring.