|June 17 6:36 PM PT7:36 PM MT8:36 PM CT9:36 PM ET21:36 ET1:36 GMT9:36 6:36 PM MST8:36 PM EST9:06 PM VEN5:36 UAE (+1)8:36 PM CT-The Giants have re-signed Scutaro to a major league contract that pays him $6 million this year even though he may never play baseball again following back surgery.
Analysis: The Giants announced Wednesday they signed Scutaro, the 39-year-old MVP of the 2012 NL championship series, to match his previous contract through the 2015 season. He was designated for assignment and later released Jan. 28 as he recovered. In December, Dr. Michael Wang performed a fusion in Miami to alleviate the troublesome area at level L-2/L-3 of Scutaro's spine. The Giants said then it would be four-to-six months before doctors determine whether Scutaro can play.