- Marco Scutaro
Marco Scutaro Boston Red Sox — No. 10 Shortstop Born: October 30, 1975
San Felipe, Venezuela
Bats: Right Throws: Right MLB debut July 27, 2002 for the New York Mets Career statistics
(through 2011 season)
Batting average .270 Home runs 68 Runs batted in 404 Hits 1019 Teams
Marcos Hernandez "Marco" Scutaro ( //; born October 30, 1975) is a Venezuelan professional baseball shortstop with the Boston Red Sox of Major League Baseball. A native of Yaracuy State, Venezuela, Scutaro formerly played with the New York Mets (2002–2003), Oakland Athletics (2004–2007) and the Toronto Blue Jays (2008–2009). He bats and throws right-handed.
After spending seven seasons in minor league baseball in the Indians and Brewers organizations, and two seasons with the Mets as a backup, Scutaro landed a starting second baseman position after Mark Ellis had a season-ending shoulder injury during 2004 spring training. Scutaro was also in the 2005 documentary film "A Player to Be Named Later" which followed various players from Indianapolis Indians, the Triple-A affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers, for one season.
In 2004, he reached career highs in batting average (.273), RBI (43), runs (50), hits (124), doubles (32), at bats (455) and games played (137). He played multiple positions, including second base, shortstop, third base, and left field.
Toronto Blue Jays
Scutaro was the Jays' third baseman for at least a month, after a finger injury sustained by teammate Scott Rolen, and then returned to a starter's role after an injury to David Eckstein in his right hip flexor suffered on May 6. Shortly after Eckstein's return, David and Blue Jays teammate, Aaron Hill collided trying to catch a fly ball. Hill suffered from concussion-like symptoms and Scutaro filled in at second base.
Scutaro was the starting shortstop for the Blue Jays in 2009, and had his best season to date, achieving career highs in almost every offensive category: 12 HR, 60 RBI, 35 doubles, 235 total bases, 162 hits, 100 runs, 14 stolen base, and 90 walks in 574 at bats.
Boston Red Sox
On December 3, 2009, Scutaro agreed to a two-year, $11 million deal with the Boston Red Sox. The deal also includes a third-year mutual option. On April 12, 2010, Scutaro recorded the first hit in Target Field history on a single up the middle in the first inning off Twins starter Carl Pavano. Soon after, he was caught stealing second base, making him the first out recorded at the Twins' new ballpark. In his first season with the team, Scutaro set a number of career highs, including games (150), at-bats (632), hits (174) and doubles (38) while suffering for much of the season with a right shoulder injury which forced him out of practice.
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Boston Red Sox current roster Active roster
2 Jacoby Ellsbury | 10 Marco Scutaro | 11 Clay Buchholz | 12 Jed Lowrie | 13 Carl Crawford | 15 Dustin Pedroia | 16 Josh Reddick | 18 Daisuke Matsuzaka | 19 Josh Beckett | 20 Kevin Youkilis | 28 Adrian Gonzalez | 30 Andrew Miller | 31 Jon Lester | 32 Matt Albers | 33 Jason Varitek | 36 Conor Jackson | 39 Jarrod Saltalamacchia | 41 John Lackey | 46 Franklin Morales | 48 Scott Atchison | 49 Tim Wakefield | 51 Daniel Bard | 52 Bobby Jenks | 53 Rich Hill | 54 Darnell McDonald | 55 Ryan Kalish 56 Trever Miller | 59 Luis Exposito | 60 Ryan Lavarnway | 61 Félix Doubront | 62 Lars Anderson | 63 Junichi Tazawa | 64 Michael Bowden | 70 Kyle Weiland | 74 Stolmy Pimentel | 76 José Iglesias | 84 Óscar Tejeda | 91 Alfredo Aceves | -- Drake Britton | -- Che-Hsuan Lin | -- Will Middlebrooks
Coaching Staff Venezuela 2006 World Baseball Classic roster
1 Tomás Pérez | 2 Carlos Guillén | 9 Edgardo Alfonzo | 12 Marco Scutaro | 13 Omar Vizquel | 15 Víctor Moreno | 19 Ramón Hernández | 20 Juan Rivera | 21 Henry Blanco | 23 Ricardo Palma | 24 Miguel Cabrera | 27 Carlos Hernández | 28 Giovanni Carrara | 29 Jorge Julio | 30 Magglio Ordóñez | 31 Víctor Zambrano | 34 Freddy García | 36 Tony Armas, Jr. | 37 Francisco Rodríguez | 38 Carlos Zambrano | 39 Gustavo Chacín | 41 Víctor Martínez | 45 Kelvim Escobar | 47 Endy Chávez | 51 Robert Pérez | 52 Carlos Silva | 53 Bobby Abreu | 56 Tony Álvarez | 57 Johan Santana | 63 Rafael Betancourt
Manager Luis Sojo
Venezuela 2009 World Baseball Classic roster
1 Gerardo Parra | 2 Carlos Guillén | 3 César Izturis | 4 José López | 6 Melvin Mora | 7 Luis Maza | 11 Gregor Blanco | 12 Marco Scutaro | 16 Víctor Moreno | 19 Ramón Hernández | 21 Henry Blanco | 22 Jan Granado | 24 Miguel Cabrera | 30 Magglio Ordóñez | 31 Víctor Zambrano | 39 Yoel Hernández | 40 Armando Galarraga | 43 Ramón Ramirez | 44 Orber Moreno | 47 Endy Chávez | 48 Carlos Vásquez | 51 Max Ramírez | 52 Carlos Silva | 53 Bobby Abreu | 54 Enrique González | 59 Félix Hernández | 63 Iván Blanco | 75 Francisco Rodríguez
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