Scutaro cleared for action after taking tests

Scutaro cleared for action after taking tests

Scutaro cleared for action after taking tests
BOSTON -- Marco Scutaro was out of Boston's lineup on Tuesday, a day after exiting with dizzy spells. However, Scutaro did undergo tests and has been cleared to return to action.

"Scut got cleared," said Red Sox manager Terry Francona. "He's OK. I think we all thought he was OK, and he thought he was OK. I think he was a little perturbed we made him go get tested. But when he started mentioning heart stuff, there's no way we could send him out there."

With Scutaro 1-for-10 lifetime against Indians starter David Huff, Francona felt it was a good opportunity to give newly acquired Mike Aviles his first start in a Boston uniform.

"He was mad [about not playing]," said Francona. "But what are you going to do? He's got to get checked. He had a long day over there, and he's 1-for-10 off [Huff]. It didn't seem like a bad thing to do."

Scutaro had little to say after his battery of tests were complete.

"I passed the heart test," said Scutaro. "Everything is fine."