Juan Gutierrez, Derek Law and Jean Machi remain in contention for the final bullpen job. The fifth outfielder's role has come down to non-roster invitee Tyler Colvin and Juan Perez.
With Scutaro sidelined, infielder Brandon Hicks, a non-roster invitee who entered Friday hitting .364, likely will earn an Opening Day roster spot.
"I think he's the perfect utility player," Bochy said.
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