JUPITER, Fla. Cardinals shortstop Rafael Furcal has been slowed by renewed pain and discomfort in his right elbow and was a limited participant the past two workouts.
Furcal missed the final month of the regular season and playoffs last year with a partially torn ligament in his elbow. He was limited to left-handed swings Thursday and Friday and didnt put much effort into throws after reporting pain following a strenuous workout on Wednesday.
"We knew he was feeling it the day before," manager Mike Matheny said Friday. "We just keep watching him and figure well take what we can get when we can get it and realize that last year he was on an adjusted program from the beginning ever."
The 35-year-old Furcal hit .264 in 121 games for the Cardinals last season. He was injured on a throw during a game in Washington on Aug. 30 and didnt play again the rest of the season.
An MRI in late November showed Furcals elbow to be completely healed but he arrived in camp on a throwing program t...