Published On: Sat, Jul 28th, 2012

Giants acquire Scutaro from the Rockies for Culberson

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By Anthony Caruso III
The Capital Sports Report
Owner/Managing Editor/Sr. Writer

The San Francisco Giants have added a utility infielder in Marco Scutaro.

Marco Scutaro (Getty Images)

Scutaro was acquired Scutaro from the Colorado Rockies. In return for the veteran, the Rockies received infielder Charlie Culberson.

The two teams have talked about a Scutaro deal in recent days. The Washington Nationals and Tampa Bay Rays were also scouting Scutaro recently.

Scutaro is making $6 million this season; however, he is due $2..2 million over the rest of this season. The Rockies are expected to eat some of the remaining funds. But it is not immediately known how much they will pick up.

This season, he was batting .271 in 93 games (71 games at second base and 27 games at shortstop) and he has 4 home runs and 30 RBI’s.

The Rockies are receiving a former first round supplemental draft pick in the 2007 draft. HeHe made his major league debut earlier this season.

He is expected to receive a look at second base relatively soon. The Rockies are without Troy Tulowitzki and Chris Nelson, who are both currently on the disabled list with injuries, and Josh Rutledge is filling in.

Culberson has spent six years in the minors, and has a .258 batting average in those season.

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- Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher for The Capital Sports Report. He has covered local and national events, including numerous Heisman Trophy ceremonies, two Little League World Series, and the Army-Navy college football game.