Winter Meetings 2012: Marco Scutaro Signs With San Francisco Giants

By Ryan Gaydos
H. Darr Beiser-USA TODAY Sports

The San Francisco Giants have gotten another man back from its 2012 World Series team and have made another deal this week at the MLB Winter Meetings. The Giants and free agent infielder Marco Scutaro have agreed to a three-year, $20 million deal. Scutaro comes back after being part of the reason the Giants made it to the World Series and eventually defeated the Detroit Tigers to win it in 2012.

Scutaro had previously drawn interest from the New York Yankees and St. Louis Cardinals but the Giants were the last ones to get a shot at Scutaro.

The Giants acquired Scutaro in the middle of the season from the Colorado Rockies for Charlie Culberson. The Rockies basically handed the Giants him for free. Since the trade with the Rockies, Scutaro performed very well for San Francisco. He batted .362/.385/.473 with three home runs, 44 RBI, 16 doubles and 40 runs scored in just 66 games with team.

Scutaro will come back to start at second base for the Giants in 2013. The Giants solidified their outfield Monday when the team signed Angel Pagan to a big four-year deal. The Giants have thrown some money around but it could prove to be worthy since they do bring back most of their 2012 World Series team to the 2013 season.

The 37-year-old was being pursued by the Cardinals and Yankees as a possible hole filler for the injuries that both teams have to deal with. The Yankees will be without Alex Rodriguez while the Cardinals could be without Rafael Furcal for the beginning of the 2013 season.

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