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.READ MORE: Break-In Suspect Killed In Shootout With Seekonk Police Identified As Jeffrey Groulx
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.READ MORE: 'Just Part Of What We Do': Manchester, NH Fire Captain Burned During Rescue Released After Weeks In Hospital
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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.MORE NEWS: Patriots Proving The What-Ifs To Be True And Other Leftover Thoughts From Titans Blowout
The move was announced by general manager Ben Cherington in a release.