San Francisco Giants infielder Marco Scutaro underwent back surgery on Monday and his career may be over.
In a conference call on Monday, Giants general manager Brian Sabean said that Scutaro has a fusion procedure performed and it will be 4-6 months before it is known if Scutaro can continue his baseball career. Scutaro had the surgery on Friday and it was performed by Dr. Michael Wang in Miami, FL.
Scutaro needs the surgery in order to just have a quality day-to-day life off the baseball field. He was limited to playing in just five games in 2014 because of reoccurring back problems.
Scutaro, 39, has played for six teams over parts of 13 years. Scutaro has a career .277 average with 77 home runs and 509 runs batted in. He has been a very versatile player over his career. He has played mostly middle infield, but has also played third base and some outfield. Scutaro has a career .978 fielding percentage.
Scutaro was named the 2012 NLCS MVP as the Giants beat the St. Louis Cardinals in seven games to advance to the World Series. He hit .500 with four doubles and three runs batted in in 28 at-bats in the series. Scutaro made his only all-star appearance in 2013 while playing for the Giants. He has two World Series Championship rings, one in 2012 and another in 2014.
Scutaro is owed $6 million in 2015 after signing a three-year $60 million deal after the 2012 season.