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RAFAEL FURCAL RUMORS

Marlins position analysis: Second base

Second base wasn't supposed to be a revolving door in 2014 when the Miami Marlins signed veteran Rafael Furcal to a one-year, $3.5 million deal last offseason. But various leg injuries prevented the 36-year-old from re-energizing his career in South Florida. After missing 2013 with Tommy John surgery, Furcal sustained a hamstring strain during spring training in Jupiter, Fla...
Via Fox Sports Florida
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Rafael Furcal to undergo season ending surgery on hamstring

getty images 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...
Via Tireball.com
August 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Marlins second baseman Rafael Furcal leaves game with apparent leg injury

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...
Via Fox Sports Florida
June 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Rafael Furcal reinstated from 60-day DL, ready to make Marlins debut

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...
Via Fox Sports Florida
June 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Marlins notebook: Furcal expects to be ready by Opening Day

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...
Via Fox Sports Florida
March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Rafael Furcal's injury has Cardinals rumor mill abuzz

With Rafael Furcal lost for the season, there has been a steady stream of rumors linking the Cardinals to every shortstop that is or could be available. Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe suggests that the Red Sox could trade Stephen Drew should Jose Iglesias prove ready.  The Cardinals pursued Drew this offseason, before losing out to Boston. Dan Szymborski of ESPN Insider says...
Via Cardinals Fan in Cubs Land
March 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Can we really blame Rafael Furcal for the Cardinals shortstop mess?

With the latest setback for Rafael Furcal likely knocking him out for the early part of the season, if not longer, there has been a lot of vitriol spewed in Furcal's direction.  But is it really warranted? According to Jennifer Langosch, back in 2012, when he suffered the injury, Furcal was examined by team medical director George Paletta who diagnosed him with a grade 2 UCL...
Via Cardinals Fan in Cubs Land
March 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Furcal's injury leaves Cards with limited options

The Cardinals probably don't win the World Series a year ago if not for Rafael Furcal. Now they'll attempt to win it again without him. The shortstop was placed on the disabled list Friday and will likely miss the rest of the season with a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow. The All-Star suffered the injury on Friday night while making a throw to second base...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
September 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Furcal finds fountain of youth

ST. LOUIS - Cardinals shortstop Rafael Furcal is playing like hes 25 again, spraying hits all over the field and making highlight reel defensive plays on a nightly basis. But the 34-year-olds body knows better. I dont feel young again, I feel old Furcal jokes. But Im working hard and trying to stay in shape and stay healthy and be at that same level as before. Its been an impressive...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
May 31, 2012  |  Discuss

Furcal hopes to stay healthy, hit better

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...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
January 23, 2012  |  Discuss
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