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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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...
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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...
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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....
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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,...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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May 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Marlins Injury Update: Rafael Furcal transferred to 60-Day DL

The Miami Marlins defeated the Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday by the score of 4-3. Christian Yelich hit a bases loaded, two out single in the ninth inning to win the game, which improved the Marlins to 25-23 on the season. On the injury front, veteran second baseman Rafael Furcal was moved to the 60-day disabled list. #476095333 / gettyimages.comAs reported by Michael Hurcomb...
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May 23, 2014  |  Discuss

The evolution of the shorstop position within the St. Louis Cardinals farm system

Let me take you back to Spring Training 2013. The St. Louis Cardinals were hoping that Rafael Furcal‘s elbow was good to go and he would be the everyday shortstop for the club. Things just did not get better and Furcal was sidelined indefinitely, which turned out to be the entire 2013 season. Commence freakout mode. The Cardinals then hung their hat on Pete Kozma, a guy who hit...
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May 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Resurgent Miami Marlins set for toughest test to date

As Giancarlo Stanton’s hand slid across home plate in the final frame of Wednesday night’s meeting with the New York Mets, the Miami Marlins snagged their fourth straight win with a 1-0 final, and in the process, secured a three-game sweep over their NL East foes. Behind another strong outing from Tom Koehler who beat the L.A. Dodgers in his last appearance, the win moved Miami...
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May 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Marlins' Rafael Furcal (hamstring, groin) ends rehab again

Miami Marlins shortstop/second baseman Rafael Furcal, on the DL to start the season with a strained left hamstring, was forced to terminate his first rehab assignment when he strained his right groin last week. His second attempt at rehab ended abruptly in the fouth inning of his first game for Double-A Jacksonville on Friday. He lunged for a throw at second base, felt his groin...
Via Sports Injury Alert
May 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Marlins' Rafael Furcal to re-start rehab

Miami Marlins shortstop Rafael Furcal, on the DL to start the season with a strained left hamstring, was forced to terminate his rehab assignment at Triple-A Jacksonville when he strained his right groin last week. Joe Frisaro of  MLB.com reports that, "for the past few days, Furcal has been taking ground balls, hitting and going through drills." Furcal will start his rehab again...
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May 02, 2014  |  Discuss
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