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Fox Sports Midwest:
VIERA, Fla. Cardinals shortstop Rafael Furcal suffered a recent setback while rehabbing from a partially torn ligament in his right elbow and has stopped all baseball-related activities.
Furcal reported progress earlier in the week and had hoped to begin playing in the field as early as Saturday. But things changed later in the week and an MRI taken Friday revealed Furcal has an inflamed ligament.
He'll seek a second opinion this week, likely from Dr. James Andrews. Surgery could force him to miss the entire 2013 season.
"He's just not feeling good and kind of went in a bad direction," said manager Mike Matheny. "We don't know the severity of it but it wasn't good news.
"I'm not getting too far ahead in any one direction, but we know that he's done quite a bit of rehab and to go backwards isn't necessarily a good sign."
The 35-year-old Furcal missed the final month of the regular season and playoffs last fall due to the elbo...
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Rafael Furcal had hoped to make his spring training debut Sunday. Instead, the 35-year-old shortstop was told to stop baseball activities.
Trying to come back from a torn ligament in his right elbow, the three-time All-Star has been told he must have additional medical tests.
''He's just not feeling good, kind of went in a bad direction,'' Cardinals manager...
St. Louis Cardinals shortstop Rafael Furcal is getting a second opinion on his ailing elbow.
General manager John Mozeliak said Furcal would be examined Wednesday by Dr. James Andrews.
The 35-year-old Furcal is out indefinitely after reinjuring the elbow he hurt late last season. Furcal and the team elected to try rehab rather than reconstructive surgery in the offseason.
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Courtesy: Cardinals Media Relations
JUPITER, Fla. The St. Louis Cardinals announced today that they have re-assigned catchers Adam Ehrlich and Jesus Montero and infielder Starlin Rodriguez to minor league camp. All three players were non-roster invitees.
Todays roster move reduces the number of players in camp to 55, however four of those players have departed for the World Baseball...
St. Louis Cardinals shortstop Rafael Furcal was supposed to make his 2013 Spring Training debut in the field over the weekend. Now he may not be playing at all in 2013.
The veteran 35-year-old shortstop suffered a set back in the rehab of his partially torn ligament in his throwing arm and the news is obviously not good [via Fox Sports Midwest]:
"He's just not...
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