Former National League Rookie of the Year Rafael Furcal is retiring after 14 major league seasons.
The 37-year-old signed a minor league contract with Kansas City during spring training, and the Royals placed him on the voluntary retired list Tuesday. He hit .240 with one double in 25 at-bats for Single-A Wilmington and Double-A Northwest Arkansas.
"To play in the major leagues...
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Former NL Rookie of the Year Rafael Furcal is retiring after 14 major league seasons.
The 37-year-old signed a minor league contract with Kansas City during spring training, and the Royals placed him on the voluntary retired list Tuesday. He hit .240 with one double in 25 at-bats for Class A Wilmington and Double-A Northwest Arkansas.
''To play in the major...
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Monday brought us the retirement of Bruce Chen. Tuesday brings along the end of another veteran’s career: Rafael Furcal has announced his retirement.
Rafael Furcal has announced his retirement. The three-time All-Star signed a minor league contract with the Royals in Spring Training.
— Kansas City Royals (@Royals) May 19, 2015
Furcal, 37, spent his 14 seasons with four clubs...
The 2014 season for infielder Rafael Furcal is over. Next week the 36-year-old will undergo season-ending surgery to remove scar tissue from his left hamstring.
Furcal earned $3.5 million his season to produce a .171/.216/.229 line over nine games for the Marlins. He missed the entire 2013 season after undergoing Tommy John surgery.
The season got off to a late start...
MIAMI -- Miami Marlins second baseman Rafael Furcal exited Saturday's game against the New York Mets with an apparent left leg injury after running out a double play in the third inning.
Furcal, who started the season on the disabled list with a left hamstring strain, hit into a 6-4-3 double play. On his final stride before touching first base, he reached for his left leg. First...
MIAMI -- Rafael Furcal will make his long-awaited Miami Marlins debut Friday night against the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Furcal, who signed a one-year deal in the offseason to be the club's second baseman and leadoff hitter, was reinstated Friday after having been on the 60-day disabled list with a left hamstring strain and right groin strain.
Since May 29, he played in 11 minor-league...
JUPITER, Fla. -- Though it has not been made official, Marlins second baseman Rafael Furcal will likely begin the season on the disabled list.
"We've talked to Fucy and it looks like he could be headed to the DL," manager Mike Redmond said. "We'll make that decision probably on Sunday."
Furcal, who missed the 2013 season after Tommy John surgery, has been hampered by a strained left...
JUPITER, Fla. -- Second baseman Rafael Furcal remains optimistic about his readiness for Opening Day on March 31.
Furcal hurt his left hamstring March 10 and re-aggravated it last Saturday in his return to the lineup. The 36-year-old has just 18 spring at-bats.
''I think so,'' Furcal said of whether he'd be ready. ''I don't think about at-bats. As soon as I'm healthy and practice...