Marco Scutaro on his finger: “It was all bent. It was like a snake. It looked pretty bad”

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Marco Scutaro left last night’s game after taking a pitch to his left hand. It doesn’t sound like he’ll be back for a while. At first he thought it was broken. It’s not, X-rays were negative. But it’s not right. He described it thusly:

Scutaro said that the inability to straighten his finger may be caused by a damaged tendon on the top side of the finger.

“You try to pull it straight and it goes back down,” he said, mimicking a snapping movement with his other hand. “It was all bent,” he said. “It was like a snake. It looked pretty bad.”

So, yeah, ick. Also: tendons can take longer to heal than bones, so this can’t be good news for the Giants.

Braves claim Grant Dayton off waivers from Dodgers

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The Braves claimed lefty reliever Grant Dayton off waivers from the Dodgers, Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times reports.

Dayton, 29, underwent Tommy John surgery back in August and is almost certainly out for the entire 2018 season. The Braves, obviously, are making a longer-term play here by acquiring him, as he is under team control through 2022.

Over parts of two seasons in the majors, Dayton has a 3.42 career ERA with 59 strikeouts and 18 walks in 50 innings.