Scutaro opts to remain with Giants

Posted by Scott Wuerz on December 5, 2012 

While there are conflicting reports about their level of interest in Giants second baseman, the Cardinals won't be adding Marco Scutaro to their roster.

According to reports out of California, Scutaro has accepted a two-year, $16-million contract to remain in San Francisco.

Some reports indicated that the Redbirds offered Scuataro a similar amount of money but that he decided to remain in the bay area where he spent the bulk of his career as a member of the Oakland Athletics. But others claim that the Cardinals never made a serious push to add the 37-year-old middle infielder.

$8 million a year seems to be a pretty steep price for some insurance at shortstop. While Scutaro could have started at second base in 2013, he might have been a prohibitively expensive utility player in 2014 if Kolten Wong arrives to play second base as expected.

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