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Shortstop Rafael Furcal went from having the worst year of his career to the best when the Cardinals' magical run led them all the way to a World Series title. Furcal had two month-long stays on the disabled list before being traded to St. Louis and hit a career-worst .231 with the Dodgers and Cardinals. Despite winning his first World Series ring, Furcal hopes to stay healthy and contribute more to the Cardinals success in 2012. "This year is a different year," Furcal said. "Last year I was hurt for two months and never could get my timing down. I only took 300 at-bats when I'm used to taking 600 or 700 at-bats. "I've never hit .220 and this year I want to improve my hitting and score more runs for my team." Furcal signed a two-year extension to return to the Cardinals shortly after first baseman Albert Pujols left and signed with the Anaheim Angels. And the Cardinals are banking on the 34-year-old Furcal rebounding from an injury-plagued...
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