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Marco Scutaro diagnosed with hip strain

Giants shortstop Marco Scutaro has been diagnosed with a hip strain but is expected to play in today's Game 3 matchup against the Cardinals.

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San Francisco Giants shortstop Marco Scutaro traveled with the team to St. Louis yesterday after being diagnosed with a left hip muscle strain, reports Janie McCauley of the Associated Press:

McCauley received a text from Giants manager Bruce Bochy that said Scutaro is "doing fine." The skipper added that there’s a good chance the infielder suits up for the Giants’ Game 3 matchup against the St. Louis Cardinals today.

Scutaro sustained his hip injury during the 1st inning of Game 2 of the National League Championship Series. While attempting to turn a double play, Scutaro was taken out by a hard slide by Cardinals outfielder Matt Holliday. He was able to remain in the game but ultimately exited in the 6th inning.

It looks like Scutaro won’t be forced to miss a game due to the injury, which is good news for the Giants. Since coming over from the Colorado Rockies in a summer trade, the 36-year-old has been extremely productive at the plate for San Francisco.