The Colorado Rockies have sent IF Marco Scutaro and cash considerations to the Giants for minor league 2B Charlie Culberson.

As a utility player, Scutaro gives the Giants a much needed upgrade over Emmanuel Burriss. Scutaro owns a career fielding percentage of .992 at shortstop, .992 at second base, and .943 at third.  Fielding aside, the bigger upgrade is at the plate, where Scutaro owns a career .270 BA.

Year Age PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
2012 36 411 373 47 101 15 3 4 30 27 35 .271 .324 .359 .684
162 Game Avg. 630 560 79 152 31 2 10 59 56 70 .270 .337 .386 .723

Culberson hit .236 with 10 homeruns and 53 RBI for the Fresno Grizziles this season. He’s played in six games with the Giants, going 3-for-22 with one RBI.

No corresponding roster move has been announced.