Tim Lincecum’s rumored show, Marco Scutaro’s new deal and more San Francisco Giants odds and ends

By Matthew Connolly
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Jun 21, 2014; Phoenix, AZ, USA; San Francisco Giants second baseman Marco Scutaro (19) waves to fans before facing the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

San Francisco sends off Marco Scutaro in style

There was no red carpet or fancy limo, but the Giants sent Scutaro off in style by signing him to a one-year deal worth $6 million.

As most Giants fans already know, the 39-year-old second baseman will never play baseball again given his chronic back problems, making this the classiest of class moves. Not only will Scutaro be able to retire a Giant, but the extra cash will help him cover medical bills and take care of his family while he rehabs.

It’s rare you see gestures like this for non-superstars, but what Scutaro meant to the Giants in the second half of 2012—particularly the playoffs—can’t be overstated. Seven letters, for those of you that forgot: NLCS MVP.

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