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San Francisco Giants Trade Charlie Culberson To Colorado For Marco Scutaro

By Bryan Rose

We hardly knew ya, kid.

Charlie Culberson, the 23 year old infielder who appeared in six games earlier this season for the Giants has been traded to the Colorado Rockies in exchange for veteran infielder Marco Scutaro and cash considerations.

Scutaro, a career .270 hitter brings a veteran presence and utility game to the Giants infield which is currently in need of true backup/spot starter (sorry Arias). For the price in talent, it’s difficult to blame the Giants for jumping on the deal as Culberson doesn’t project into much of an MLB level talent.

The trade should also open a Pandora’s box of moves in the near future given the current roster makeup. The Giants will have decisions to make on Emmanuel Burriss, Justin Christian and potentially Joaquin Arias, though the writing should all but be on the wall for Burriss who is out of options and will most likely be designated for assignment.

That all said – it looks like Scutaro, while most likely thrilled to be heading into the middle of a pennant race, left Colorado with some good will and thoughts of a possible return:

"“I want to be part of this. I think this thing’s going to be good pretty soon.” Scutaro, post-trade to SF, on returning to #Rockies as FA."

Welcome to San Francisco, Marco. We’re going to need you.