SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - The setbacks that limited Giants second baseman Marco Scutaro to 127 games last year have done nothing to tarnish the optimism and gusto he brings to the game.
Scutaro arrived at San Francisco's spring training headquarters Tuesday and announced he intends to play a full season.
A bad back and occasional neck trouble plagued him the entire 2013 season and a mangled left pinkie eventually shortened his season. His little finger still doesn't look right - with bends in the wrong places - but he can hold a bat comfortably.
His back feels better now than it did at this time last year, though he and the Giants intend to take things slowly this spring.

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