Peavy went 6-4 with a 2.17 ERA for the Giants after an in-season trade from Boston. For his career, Peavy is 139-111 with a 3.53 ERA and 2,027 strikeouts over 13 seasons.
"This is the type of thing, it's four-to-six months before we can know if baseball is possible," Sabean said. "I don't want to speak for the doctor or the procedure but you'd have to how he responds to the surgery and that's months away."
Scutaro came back in mid-July, but was sidelined again after just 11 at-bats and done for the year.
Villanola has yet to earn an at-bat in the major leagues.
That type of deal would be similar to the one signed by Cole Hamels back in 2012. It's believed the 33-year-old Shields could receive a five-year deal. Both the
Scherzer is the biggest name on the pitching market and could be seeking a deal north of the $155-million pact signed by Cubs pitcher Jon Lester. His price tag may not be feasible for the Giants' budget. The 2013 AL Cy Young winner went 18-5 with a 3.15 ERA and 252:63 K:BB ratio in 220 1/3 innings with the Tigers in 2014.
|2014 Team Leaders|
|AVG||Buster Posey , C||.311|
|HR||Buster Posey , C||22|
|RBI||Buster Posey , C||89|
|OBP||Buster Posey , C||.364|
|SLG||Buster Posey , C||.490|
|R||Hunter Pence , RF||106|
|SB||Angel Pagan , CF||16|
|W||Madison Bumgarner , SP||18|
|ERA||Madison Bumgarner , SP||2.98|
|WHIP||Madison Bumgarner , SP||1.09|
|K||Madison Bumgarner , SP||219|
|SV||Sergio Romo , RP||23|
|Full Team Statistics|
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