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Shoulder forces Scutaro to second

Posted on: September 7, 2010 5:49 pm
Edited on: September 7, 2010 6:00 pm
Marco Scutaro Well, that's one way of thinking -- if your arm hurts, don't throw as far.

Red Sox second baseman Marco Scutaro is now the team's second baseman, switching places with Jed Lowrie. Scutaro's been bothered by a sore right shoulder. He had an MRI on Tuesday and it showed "tears" but he was told he couldn't do anymore damage to the shoulder by playing. So it comes down to pain level and how much he can get on the throw. That led to the switch to second base.

"Especially with this team, they've got a buck of fast guys, so if you get a ball at short in the hole, it's going to be tough," Scutaro said (via's Rob Bradford .)

Scutaro has started 238 games at second in his career and Lowrie has started 65 games at short in his three seasons in the big leagues.

Scutaro told reporters he didn't believe he'd need surgery in the offseason.

UPDATE: The Red Sox say the diagnosis on Scutaro is an "inflammation of a longstanding rotator cuff injury."

-- C. Trent Rosecrans

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Shoulder forces Scutaro to second

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