Giants bring back hero Scutaro

A huge three-month hot streak has netted Marco Scutaro the largest contract of his career.

The 37-year-old infielder came over to the Giants on July 27 from the Colorado Rockies and had arguably the best three months of his career, batting .362 over the final 61 regular season games.

Combine that with 21 postseason hits, the World Series-winning base hit, an NLCS MVP and a thin infield free agent market and we find Marco Scutaro asking teams for the world.

All that led to the Giants giving the journeyman a three-year deal worth $20 million.

Rumblings of a potential deal started early on Tuesday when ESPN’s Buster Olney reported that Scutaro’s bounty was getting pretty high. CSNBayArea’s Andrew Baggarly confirmed the report.

Later in the evening, Giants manager Bruce Bochy appeared on ESPN and said the team hoped to end the negotiations soon.

Bochy proved to prophetic, as the news broke just before 8:30 p.m. Pacific time.

The move keeps the band together. The Giants should return their entire starting lineup from the World Series, assuming they don’t sign anyone to replace Gregor Blanco in left field.