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Marco Scutaro Wants to Stay With Giants

September 12, 2012; Denver, CO, USA; San Francisco Giants second baseman Marco Scutaro (19) hits an RBI single during the sixth inning against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-US PRESSWIRE
September 12, 2012; Denver, CO, USA; San Francisco Giants second baseman Marco Scutaro (19) hits an RBI single during the sixth inning against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-US PRESSWIRE

San Francisco Giants second baseman and impending free agent Marco Scutaro "would love" to stay with the club beyond this season, reports Andrew Baggarly of CSN Bay Area:

"I would love to come back here," he told me. "I really love it here. There are great fans, it’s a great place to play. More important, it’s a place where you have a chance to win every year."

Scutaro even said he would be willing to re-sign during the short window of exclusivity after the season and before he’d hit the open market.

Scutaro, 36, initially expressed disappointment at being traded from the Colorado Rockies at the trade deadline, but it seems that chagrin was directed at the prospect of moving house rather than San Francisco itself. The veteran middle infielder has played for eight organizations in eleven big league seasons, and may be just looking for a more permanent home.

San Francisco has expressed interest in retaining Scutaro in spite of his age, extolling the value of a veteran presence in the infield. While the Giants hope that prospect Joe Panik is their second baseman of the future, he is still believed to be a year or two away from seeing big league action.

Through Wednesday, Scutaro is hitting .341/.361/.447 with fourteen extra base hits in forty-four games for the Giants.