Marco Scutaro Excited for Shot at Meaningful October Baseball

Marco Scutaro Excited for Shot at Meaningful October Baseball Marco Scutaro got his shot as an everyday starter in 2009 and the then-Blue Jays shortstop didn’t disappoint.

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:

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