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After a poor performance in spring training, St. Louis Cardinals shortstop Rafael Furcal was three for five with an RBI and a stolen base in the Cardinals 4-1 win over the Miami Marlins on Wednesday night. - Photo courtesy of Getty Images Just seven days before the St. Louis Cardinals season opener, new manager Mike Matheny began openly wondering about the status of his veteran shortstop.   Rafael Furcal struggled throughout spring training, hitting just .192 in 52 spring at bats.  Many began to wonder the 34 year old shortstop had lost a step and if the two year, $14 million contract the Cardinals gave him this off season would be a waste. After the Cardinals impressive season opening 4-1 win over the Miami Marlins on Wednesday, Furcal looks to have answered some of the questions regarding his status as the team's shortstop and leadoff hitter. Furcal was three for five on the night with a double, an RBI, and a stolen base while playing solid defense behind Cardinals start...
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