Marlins Injury Updates: Rafael Furcal, Ed Lucas, Jacob Turner, Marcell Ozuna

The Miami Marlins are at the bottom of the National League East.  They continue their three-game set with the Washington Nationals tonight when Tom Koehler (1-1) takes on Stephen Strasburg (1-1) at 7:10pm EST.  We have updates on four Marlins, let's go over the injuries.Rafael FurcalFurcal was supposed to be the opening day second baseman for the Marlins but the veteran...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Rafael Furcal to begin minor league rehab assignment tonight

The Marlins signed veteran infielder Rafael Furcal over the winter with the idea of using him as their starting second baseman, but he suffered a left hamstring injury during spring training and was forced to begin the season on the disabled list. According to Joe Frisaro of MLB.com, he’ll begin his road back to the majors tonight when he starts a minor league rehab assignment...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlins' Ed Lucas to have hand surgery, Rafael Furcal participates in baseball activities

Miami Marlins infielder Ed Lucas found out he made the Opening Day roster as a utility infielder on March 27. Hours later, he left a spring training game with a fractured left hand after getting hit with a pitch. Already starting the year on the disabled list, his recovery time will again get pushed back. By Dan Lundberg via Wikimedia Commons Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reported Lucas...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlins' Rafael Furcal & Ed Lucas on DL

#Marlins Rafael Furcal & Ed Lucas on 15-day DL; Reed Johnson & Kevin Slowey selected;— Joe Frisaro (@JoeFrisaro) March 30, 2014Marlins’ infielder Rafael Furcal has been placed on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to March 21 due to a strained left hamstring. Ed Lucas of the Marlins has also been placed on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to March 28 due to...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Rafael Furcal, Ed Lucas placed on DL by Marlins

MIAMI (AP) Infielder Rafael Furcal was placed on the 15-day disabled list Sunday by the Miami Marlins retroactive to March 21 because of a strained left hamstring.
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Miami Marlins place Rafael Furcal, Ed Lucas on DL, set roster

The Marlins made their final moves Sunday afternoon to set their Opening Day roster. Second baseman Rafael Furcal (strained left hamstring) and utility player Ed Lucas (fractured hand) were placed on the 15-day disabled list. Furcal's stint is retroactive March 21 when he last played in a Grapefruit League game but exited in the third inning after re-aggravating it. He will be...
Via Fox Sports Florida
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Miami Marlins place Rafael Furcal, Ed Lucas on DL, set roster

The Miami Marlins finalized their roster for Opening Day, placing Rafael Furcal and Ed Lucas on the 15-day disabled list.
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeff Baker to bat cleanup for Marlins on Opening Day

From Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald comes the Marlins’ lineup plan for Opening Day … With Rafael Furcal headed to the disabled list, Christian Yelich will lead off. [Manager Mike Redmond] said that means Adeiny Hechavarria could bat second, followed by Giancarlo Stanton and Jeff Baker, who will be the Opening Day second baseman against Colorado lefty Jorge De La Rosa...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Miami Marlins lineup breakdown

While the Miami Marlins pitching staff set a franchise record for lowest ERA last season, the bats found themselves written about for their futility. The Marlins finished last in almost all offensive categories from runs scored to homers. As a result, Miami revamped its infield this offseason, signing free agents Garrett Jones, Rafael Furcal and Casey McGehee to complement young...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlins' Rafael Furcal likely to begin season on DL

After shortstop-turned-second-baseman Rafael Furcal spent a year recovering from the ligament replacement (Tommy John) surgery he had in March of 2013 when he was with the St. Louis Cardinals, he signed a one-year $3.5 million contract with the Miami Marlins. He played seven spring training games, then tore his hamstring, the Miami Herald reports—which will land him on the...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Rafael Furcal’s comeback will begin on the disabled list

After missing all of last season following Tommy John elbow surgery Rafael Furcal signed a one-year, $3 million deal with the Marlins, but his comeback has hit an immediate snag. Furcal hasn’t played since March 15 because of a strained hamstring, so he’ll begin the season on the disabled list and either Jeff Baker or Derek Dietrich will start at second base.
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlins notebook: IF Furcal likely to start season on DL

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...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlins notebook: IF Furcal likely to start season on DL

Marlins second baseman Rafael Furcal will likely begin the season on the disabled list. After missing the 2013 season after Tommy John surgery, Furcal has been hampered by a strained left hamstring.
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlins' Rafael Furcal likely to start season on DL

After sitting out all of 2013 recovering from Tommy John surgery, second baseman Rafael Furcal is looking forward to a productive season this year with his new team, the Miami Marlins. Furcal, though, has had some left hamstring problems during recent Spring Training activities, and those problems may cause him to begin the new season on the disabled list.MLB.com's Joe Frisario...
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27 days ago  |  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...
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March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Notebook: Leg injuries continue to hobble Marlins infielders

JUPITER, Fla. -- Three Marlins infielders continue to battle leg injuries as Opening Day draws closer. Greg Dobbs (quad), Rafael Furcal (hamstring) and Ed Lucas (hamstring) continue to be limited in their baseball activities. Manager Mike Redmond hopes Dobbs and Lucas can return Thursday following an off day. Dobbs has been sidelined since March 11, while Lucas felt discomfort last...
Via Fox Sports Florida
March 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Marlins' Rafael Furcal departs with tight hamstring

Only weeks into spring training and infielder, Rafael Furcal has exited two games due to a hamstring injury. According to Juan C. Rodriguez of the Sun Sentinel Furcal departed the game for a pinch runner in the bottom of third inning of Saturday’s loss to the Nationals. He then left the dugout with trainer Sean Cunningham.Rafael Furcal exited Saturday for pinch-runner in B3...
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March 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Breaking down the new-look Marlins infield

JUPITER, Fla. -- "Stop it! Stop it!" It's hard not to hear Marlins infield coach Perry Hill when he's working in the Bone Yard located at Miami's spring training complex at Roger Dean Stadium. Hill, an infield guru nicknamed "Bone," doesn't contain his excitement when a player makes a solid defensive play during drills. "Sometimes you work...
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March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Recapping A Wild Week

The Miami Marlins had a busy week to say it lightly as the team added three players who are all expected to start regularly in 2014. It began with Jarrod Saltalamacchia, continued with Rafael Furcal and once finalized, it'll climax with Garrett Jones to round off the week. This all comes prior to what is often the busiest shopping time of the year in MLB -- that being the...
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December 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Rafael Furcal signs one-year deal with Marlins to play second base

The Miami Marlins made their second free agent signing of the week on Thursday, inking former St Louis Cardinals shortstop Rafael Furcal to a one-year contract worth $3 million, plus incentives. The 36-year old Furcal, who didn't play at all in 2013 following Tommy John surgery, is expected to serve as Miami's second baseman, shifting from the position he has played nearly...
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December 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Free agent IF Rafael Furcal: Getting Fishy

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December 05, 2013  |  Discuss

AP sources: Furcal agrees to terms with Marlins

Two people familiar with the situation say free-agent infielder Rafael Furcal and the Miami Marlins have agreed to terms on a contract. Both people confirmed the deal to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Thursday because the contract hadn't been finalized. In addition, one of the people said, catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia passed his physical, and his $21 million...
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December 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Rafael Furcal says he has been speaking with the Red Sox about potential deal

Sam GalanisContributing WriterThe Red Sox are looking for more depth on the left side of the infield, and they could possibly be after another MLB veteran. Shortstop Rafael Furcal told ESPNDeportes.com that the Red Sox are one of the teams with whom he’s been discussing making a deal.AP PhotoFurcal, who was the 2000 National League Rookie of the Year and is a three-time All-Star...
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December 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Rafael Furcal Says Red Sox Among Teams That Have Expressed Interest in Him in Free Agency

Rafael Furcal is looking for a new team. The Red Sox are looking for infield help. A phone call (at least) seems reasonable. Furcal told ESPNDeportes.com that the Red Sox are among the teams that have expressed interest in him in free agency. The Marlins, Mets, Pirates, Nationals, Rockies and others have shown interest as well, according to the veteran shortstop. Furcal missed all...
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December 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Red Sox Talking To Veteran SS Rafael Furcal

According to multiple reports, the Red Sox have spoken to representatives of 36-year old shortstop Rafael Furcal. Other teams in on Furcal are the Mets, Miami, Washington, Pittsburgh and Colorado. Clearly, Boston needs some sort of protection on the left side of the infield—if, in fact, Stephen Drew sails off into the sunset. Furcal missed all of last year recovering from Tommy...
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December 01, 2013  |  Discuss

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