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Scutaro, Affeldt make progress in spring work

Scutaro, Affeldt make progress in spring work

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Marco Scutaro increased his baseball-related activity Sunday, leaving manager Bruce Bochy feeling optimistic that the second baseman could begin participating in exhibition games by the end of the week.

Left-hander Jeremy Affeldt, who has been careful not to aggravate his groin injury, gingerly took part in a fielding drill and was included on the list of pitchers for Monday's "B" game against the Cubs at Mesa.

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Mild discomfort in Brandon Belt's neck forced the first baseman to leave Sunday's exhibition game against Arizona in the fourth inning.

Chris Haft is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Haft-Baked Ideas, and follow him on Twitter at @sfgiantsbeat. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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