Posted July 28, 2012

Giants acquire INF Marco Scutaro from Rockies for 2B prospect

MLB

The San Francisco Giants, already in first place in the National League West, picked up some veteran infield help by acquiring shortstop Marco Scutaro from the Colorado Rockies for second-base prospect Charlie Culberson.

Scutaro, who can also play second and third, is hitting .271 with four home runs and 30 RBIs this season. Ken Rosenthal of FoxSports.com tweets that Scutaro will play third for now for the injured Pablo Sandoval, but he could eventually slide over to short or second. The Giants are currently using Ryan Theriot at second and Brandon Crawford at short.

Culberson, 23, made his big-league debut in May but played in just six games this season for the Giants, with three hits in 22 at-bats. The organization’s sixth-best prospect according to MLB.com, Culberson has spent most of the season at Triple-A Fresno.

The Rockies’ official site has more info on Culberson.