SAN FRANCISCO -- Marco Scutaro's injury-riddled season is likely over. Manager Bruce Bochy said the Giants second baseman will have a splint placed on a finger on his right hand.

"I don't think you'll see Marco out there again," Bochy said. "We'll start getting him ready for (next year)."

Scutaro, who has not played since Sept. 15, saw a specialist Tuesday. He has had issues with two fingers on his right hand since getting hit by a pitch in early June. Bochy said he would announce Scutaro's exact condition later in the evening. In the first year of a three-year deal, Scutaro has made just 124 starts because of finger, back and hip issues. The Giants are confident he will exceed that number next season.

"There are some adjustments to be made, and he knows it," Bochy said. "I really expect to see Marco back in the condition he normally is in. He'll be in great shape and ready to go."

With Scutaro and Joaquin Arias (hamstring) sidelined, rookie Ehire Adrianza will get increased playing time. The shortstop is out of options, and Bochy said the Giants are trying to determine Adrianza's 2014 role.

"He's really carried himself well up here," Bochy said. "He looks confident, and he's not in awe of anything. I like what he's done with the time he's had."

Adrianza, 24, is 3 for 10 in limited time and hit a homer Sunday to break up a no-hit bid by New York Yankees left-hander Andy Pettitte.


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