Marco Scutaro in lineup for Giants
SAN FRANCISCO -- A blurry-eyed Marco Scutaro walked into the Giants' clubhouse two hours before game time Saturday and was immediately put in the lineup at third base and batting seventh.
"It might take a little while to get used to the angle," said Scutaro, who has not played third since he was with Oakland in 2008. "The angle is different off the bat. You just try to catch the ball."
"There are a little more emotions with the Giants since I've been here since I got drafted," Burriss said. "But if there is one thing I've learned, it's this is a big business," Burriss said. "I can understand they wanted to make moves and it looks like the best move for both sides."
"It's special to go from a last-place team to a first-place team," Scutaro said. "There's an opportunity to play in the playoffs and that's something we've all been preparing for."
Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Scutaro would be the primary third baseman until Sandoval returns from the disabled list.
"We want to make sure he's fully recovered," Bochy said. "We didn't want to go short here for whatever number of days it will be."
Huff will be utilized as a defensive replacement, pinch hitter and part-time starter.
Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press
MORE MLB HEADLINES
- Sources: Padres keep dealing, get J. Upton
- Yankees trade Prado to Miami, get P Eovaldi
- Report: Dodgers pass Yanks in owing most tax
- Sources: Selig to earn $6M a year in retirement