Winter Meetings 2012: Marco Scutaro Drawing Interest

By Ryan Gaydos
H. Darr Beiser-USA TODAY

The New York Yankees and St. Louis Cardinals are both in need of some infield help as the MLB Winter Meetings move into the second day. Both teams will be without key players in Alex Rodriguez and Rafael Furcal for a long period of time. Both teams are now interested in free agent infielder Marco Scutaro.

Scutaro made his case in boosting his value in the National League Championship Series against the Cardinals. Scutaro batted .500 with four RBI and six runs scored in the series. During the 2012 regualar season, Scuatro was traded from the Colorado Rockies to the San Francisco Giants and ended up batting .362/.385/.473 with the Giants with 44 RBI and 40 runs scored.

He played a huge part in the World Series and now could be called on by a team to do something even bigger.

For the Yankees, the team is expecting to miss Rodriguez for longer than just the opening month of the season. Rodriguez will undergo hip surgery, which will take him 4-6 weeks to recover before even starting rehab.

The Cardinals are eying a starting second baseman because they could be without Furcal after elbow surgery could postpone his start of the season.

The Giants are also working to re-sign Scutaro after giving Angel Pagan a big deal Monday. The Giants have been described as “bending over backward” to try to get Scutaro. San Francisco will be going hard after the infielder that played a huge role in the team winning a World Series.

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