On Monday, Scutaro was back at Rogers Centre as the shortstop and leadoff man for Boston, which inked him to a multiyear contract this past offseason. One of the main reasons Scutaro was able to reel in a nice deal from the Red Sox was the strong performance he turned in as the Jays' leadoff man and shortstop in 2009.
"I just visited with him a few minutes ago," Gaston said. "He's one of the guys I really, really like and certainly respect. As I told him, it was nice to manage him. Of course, I didn't have to manage him too much. He's such a good player -- a knowledgeable player -- that you don't have to say much or do much with him. They got themselves a good player over there.
"You always wish you could keep a guy like him."