Now Boston is hoping he can do it again.
Scutaro scored 100 runs and notched a .789 OPS — both career-highs — in 143 starts last summer and his success caught the eye of the Red Sox front office.
Now that Scutaro’s aboard, the eight-year veteran couldn’t be more happy with the opportunity he has in Boston as an everyday player on what’s likely to be a winning club.
“Just having that chance to be in the playoffs in October, I think
that’s priceless,” he said. “As a player, you prepare your whole
offseason just for that moment. That was the main thing and that’s why
I chose to come here, to have a chance to win.”
Scutaro doesn’t plan on being a one-year wonder, as he feels the more he plays, the more he’s likely to improve.
“The more you play, the more you get better — this is a game of adjustments,” he said.
Scutaro spoke with Tom Caron and Peter Gammons in Fort Myers on Wednesday. Check it out below: