BOSTON (CBS) – The Red Sox are set at shortstop next season.

Boston exercised their $6-million option on shortstop Marco Scutaro on Sunday, bringing back one of the most productive players for the Red Sox during their awful month of September.

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Scutaro hit .299 in 113 games in 2011. As the Red Sox collapsed in September, Scutaro finished the season strong with a .387 average while driving in 21 runs during the month.

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The 36-year-old Scutaro has been with Boston the last two seasons, batting .284 in 263 games. In 2009, he played in 150 games despite battling a shoulder injury for most of the season.

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The move was announced by general manager Ben Cherington in a release.