Scutaro goes 0 for 2 in rehab game

Scutaro goes 0 for 2 in rehab game
June 24, 2014, 11:00 pm
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The official diagnosis of Marco Scutaro's injury is a bulging disc in his back. (AP)

SAN FRANCISCO – Marco Scutaro might not be prepping for a role as an everyday player, but at least he’s back on a baseball field again.

Scutaro played his first rehab game for the Giants’ affiliate in the rookie-level Arizona League Tuesday night. He was 0 for 2 with a ground out and a lineout while playing three innings at second base.

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Scutaro’s rehab assignment can last a maximum of 20 games. Also, he is on the 60-day disabled list so the Giants would have to clear a 40-man roster space whenever they return him to the roster.

Scutaro, 38, has been unable to play all season because of a chronic lower back injury that hasn’t responded to multiple injections and other treatments.