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Rafael Furcal tears hamstring while playing in Dominican Winter League

getty images Rafael Furcal’s chances of being ready for opening day is now up in the air. The free agent infielder tore a hamstring while playing in the Dominican Winter League. Furcal, 37, has played just nine games over the last two years due to injury – missing time last year due to his left hamstring. Tommy John surgery has also sidelined him in recent years. Sources:...
Via Tireball.com
December 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Phillies Frontrunners for Korean SS Jung-ho Kang

Kang Well, a busy Saturday afternoon may be staying busy throughout the evening for the Phillies. The rumor mill once again involves filling the shortstop position. This one is out of left field and has a bit more sizzle than rumors linking the Phillies to Rafael Furcal: Chris Cotillo of SB Nation is reporting that the Phillies are considered frontrunners for Korean shortstop Jung...
Via Phillies Nation
December 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Phillies Linked to Cabrera, Furcal at Short

Jerry Crasnick of ESPN is reporting that the Phillies could become a player for shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera if they are able to clear payroll. Cabrera was an All-Star in 2011 and 2012 with Cleveland where he played from 2007 through mid-2014 when he was dealt to Washington. Cabrera, 29, is a career .268/.330/.409 hitter who has hit .242 and .241 in 2013 and 2014 respectively after...
Via Phillies Nation
December 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Will the Padres usher in the era of trades?

Facebook friend and San Antonio Missions Assistant GM Bill Gerlt posted this earlier today on the offseason activity of the Padres, the parent club of the Missions: “Acquired Matt Kemp, Tim Federowicz and cash from the Dodgers for Yasmani Grandal, Joe Wieland and Zach Eflin •Acquired Wil Myers, Ryan Hanigan, Gerardo Reyes and Jose Castillo in a three-way deal that sends...
Via Mets360.com
December 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Phillies "Kicking the Tires" on 37-Year-Old Shortstop, Rafael Furcal

(Photo: Wikipedia Commons) Today, the Phillies traded away their perennial shortstop, Jimmy Rollins. This move is expected to be the first of many made by general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. this offseason to rebuild and get the franchise an influx of new, young talent for their farm system. Many presumed...
Via Philliedelphia
December 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Four Miami Marlins opt to test free-agent waters

With the 2014 season officially over and the offseason underway, four Miami Marlins elected free agency. Though none of them come as surprises, pinch-hitter Reed Johnson, infielder Rafael Furcal, right-handed reliever Kevin Gregg and right-hander Brad Penny will test the market. Johnson, who turns 38 in December, signed a one-year deal last winter. He hit .235 with 15 doubles, two...
Via Fox Sports Florida
October 30, 2014  |  Discuss

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. While...
Via Fox Sports Florida
October 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Marlins Injury Update: Rafael Furcal officially out for season

The Miami Marlins lost to the Arizona Diamondbacks on Friday by the score of 3-2. The loss dropped the Marlins to two games below .500 at 60-62, third in the National League East. Injuries have not helped the Marlins' cause this season and now there is worse news on the injury front, as Rafael Furcal is officially out for the season due to a hamstring injury#476095333 / gettyimages...
Via Sports Injury Alert
August 16, 2014  |  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 place Rafael Furcal on 60-day DL again, make other moves

MIAMI -- The Miami Marlins selected infielder Jordany Valdespin's contract from Triple-A New Orleans while optioning first baseman Justin Bour to the Zephyrs and placing second baseman Rafael Furcal on the 60-day disabled list prior to Saturday's game against the San Francisco Giants. Valdespin, who was on the New York Mets' Opening Day roster in 2013, was scheduled to platoon with...
Via Fox Sports Florida
July 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Marlins notes: A.J. Ramos likely headed to disabled list

MIAMI -- Miami Marlins right-handed reliever A.J. Ramos is likely headed to the 15-day disabled list with shoulder inflammation, according to manager Mike Redmond. Ramos, who tossed a career-high 50 pitches in Thursday's 14-inning loss to the Philadelphia Phillies, has not appeared in a game since for precautionary reasons. An MRI revealed the inflammation. "He was a little bit sore...
Via Fox Sports Florida
July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Rafael Furcal to miss significant amount of time

getty images The Miami Marlins are not saying that second baseman Rafael Furcal is done for the season but they are calling his injury significant. Furcal very well will miss the rest of the season after straining his hamstring. The Florida Sun Sentinel reports that he tore part of the hamstring muscle behind his knee according to general manger Dan Jennings. “He’s done for quite...
Via Tireball.com
June 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Marlins recall Derek Dietrich from Triple-A New Orleans

MIAMI -- The Miami Marlins recalled Derek Dietrich from Triple-A New Orleans as the corresponding move with Rafael Furcal headed to the 15-day disabled list with a strained left hamstring. Dietrich was the club's Opening Day starter at second base with Furcal on the DL with a right hamstring strain. In 41 games, he hit .246 with five doubles, two triples, five homers and 16 RBI....
Via Fox Sports Florida
June 22, 2014  |  Discuss

New York Mets at Miami Marlins game preview

TV: FOX Sports Florida Time: Pregame coverage begins at 12:30 p.m. The Miami Marlins are struggling to score runs and now they are battling some injury woes. New York Mets starter Jonathon Niese can relate to the part about not seeing his offense produce. The Marlins have enjoyed success against left-handers this year as they face Niese in Sunday's four-game series finale at home...
Via Fox Sports Florida
June 21, 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

MMO Game Recap: Marlins 3, Mets 2

The Mets (33-41) dropped the second game of their four game set with the Marlins (37-36) on Friday night by a score of 3-2. Daisuke Matsuzaka got the start for the Mets and pitched very well, as he has all season. After Rafael Furcal scored in the first inning following his leadoff triple, the 33-year old Matsuzaka settled down to pitch a solid game. In all, Dice-K went 5.1 innings...
Via Mets Merized Online
June 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Garrett Jones helps Marlins finish off comeback against Cubs

MIAMI (AP) -- Garrett Jones hit a three-run homer in the seventh inning Tuesday night, and the Miami Marlins rallied to beat the Chicago Cubs 6-5. Adeiny Hechavarria started the Marlins' seventh with a bunt single for his fourth hit. Rafael Furcal had a two-out, two-run single in the fourth for his first RBIs since 2012. Hard-luck Cubs starter Jeff Samardzija allowed three runs,...
Via Fox Sports Florida
June 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Casey McGehee continues to make mark, comes through again for Marlins

MIAMI -- Once an unknown among Miami Marlins fans entering the season, the legend of #HitsMcGehee reached an all-time high Sunday afternoon. Casey McGehee drove in all three RBI, including the walk-off sacrifice fly in the 10th inning, of Miami's 3-2 comeback victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates at Marlins Park. Down two runs and four outs away from being swept, McGehee tied the game...
Via Fox Sports Florida
June 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Rafael Furcal activated from 60-day DL, will start Friday night

getty images Rafael Furcal will play in his first big league game since 2012. Furcal, 36, missed the entire 2013 season after undergoing Tommy John surgery and has been hobbled by groin and hamstring injuries this year. He will play second base and bat leadoff for the Marlins on Friday night against the Pittsburgh Pirates who will have Jeff Locke on the mound. Furcal was given a...
Via Tireball.com
June 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Rays claim Angel Sanchez off waivers from Marlins

A year ago Angel Sanchez was considered the highlight of a trade package that sent Ricky Nolasco to the Los Angeles Dodgers. A few days ago he was placed on waivers. The Tampa Bay Rays claimed the 24-year-old pitcher and have assigned him to Double-A. In eight starts at that level this season Sanchez has posted an uninspiring 0-8 record to go with a 6.88 ERA and a 1.66 WHIP. Obviously...
Via Tireball.com
June 13, 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

Pittsburgh Pirates at Miami Marlins series primer

The Miami Marlins (34-31) open a season-long 10-game homestand this weekend against the Pittsburgh Pirates (32-34) after securing their first winning roadtrip of the year. Miami is one game back of the Washington Nationals in the National League East. Pittsburgh sits 7.5 games behind the Milwaukee Brewers (2.5 from second-place St. Louis) in the NL Central. Friday could mark the...
Via Fox Sports Florida
June 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Marlins Injury Updates: Henderson Alvarez, Rafael Furcal, Jarrod Saltalamacchia

Miami Marlins 2B/SS Rafael Furcal has not played a regular-season Major League game since the end of 2012 as a Cardinal. He has spent the entire season on the disabled list, but he could make his debut with the Marlins as early as this coming weekend. MLB.com's Joe Frisario reports that Furcal, who has rehabbed with the Double-A Jacksonville Suns, will move down to Class-A Jupiter...
Via Sports Injury Alert
June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Swiper No Swiping

Bobby Abreu stole his 400th career base tonight for the New York Mets.  He is 1 of 5 active players to reach this feat (74th all-time), joining Ichiro Suzuki (475), Carl Crawford (456), Jose Reyes (436) and Jimmy Rollins (431).  But looking further down that list of base stealers, where are all the current MLB players?!#121972788 / gettyimages.comDerek Jeter is the next active...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
May 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Miami Marlins shortstop/second baseman Rafael Furcal, on the DL to start the season with a strained left hamstring, has already terminated two attempts at rehab. He'll hope the third time is the charm as he leads off and plays second base for the Single-A Jupiter Hammerheads today.Furcal was a 2012 All-Star, posting a line of .264/.325/.346 with the St. Louis Cardinals before...
Via Sports Injury Alert
May 29, 2014  |  Discuss
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