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Rafael Furcal | Second Baseman

Team: Kansas City Royals
Age / DOB:  (37) / 10/24/1977
Ht / Wt:  5'8' / 197
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
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Rafael Furcal has announced his retirement.
The 37-year-old Furcal latched on with the Royals on a minor league deal in the spring, but apparently decided to shut things down after suffering another hamstring injury. The three-time All-Star will wrap up his career with a .281/.346/.402 lifetime batting line to go along with 1,817 hits. May 19 - 3:00 PM

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Royals activated INF Rafael Furcal from the minor league disabled list and assigned him to Class-A Wilmington.

Furcal tore his hamstring in the Dominican Winter League and is in the process of working his way back. It's considered a long shot for the 37-year-old to make it to the Royals at any point before September.
May 9 - 8:40 AM

Royals re-signed INF Rafael Furcal to a minor league contract.

The team released Furcal on Tuesday with the intent of re-signing him. The veteran still has a long path to the majors, as he tore his hamstring in the Dominican Winter League and is in the process of rehabbing the injury. Various injuries have hampered the 37-year-old over the last two seasons and he's appeared in just nine total games during that stretch.
Apr 1 - 3:37 PM

Royals released INF Rafael Furcal.

Furcal was behind the eight-ball from the start, as he tore his hamstring in the Dominican Winter League. Injuries have limited Furcal to just nine games over the last two seasons. At age 37, it's possible we've seen the last of the veteran, who holds a career slash of .281/.346/.402.
Mar 31 - 3:17 PM

Royals signed INF Rafael Furcal to a minor league contract.

Furcal, who tore his hamstring in the Dominican Winter League, will not be in major league camp and will rehab on the minor league side. The 37-year-old infielder has appeared in just nine games over the last two seasons due to injury and is unlikely to make much of an impact with Kansas City.
Mar 16 - 4:22 PM

Dionisio Soldevila of ESPNDeportes.com reports that Rafael Furcal will miss the Dominican Winter League playoffs after tearing his hamstring.

It's not clear which hamstring he tore, but it's obviously bad news for Furcal after he missed nearly all of the 2014 season with left hamstring issues. A timetable for his rehab isn't known at this time, but it would now seem unlikely that Furcal is able to land a contract before spring training. The 37-year-old infielder has played just nine games over the last two seasons due to injury.
Fri, Dec 26, 2014 05:50:00 PM

ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reports that the Phillies are "kicking the tires" on Rafael Furcal.

Freddy Galvis is expected to take over at shortstop following the trade of Jimmy Rollins, but Furcal could be added as a backup option. The 37-year-old infielder was limited to just nine games for the Marlins this season due to leg issues after missing all of 2013 following Tommy John surgery.
Fri, Dec 19, 2014 01:03:00 PM

Tim Dierkes of MLB Trade Rumors writes that Rafael Furcal could be a possibility with the Royals.

It would have to be a minor league deal, as the 36-year-old Furcal was limited to just nine games with the Marlins this past season due to leg injuries. He has a history with Royals GM Dayton Moore, so a potential match makes sense.
Wed, Dec 10, 2014 02:25:00 PM

Marlins activated INF Rafael Furcal from the 60-day disabled list.

Furcal was limited to just nine games for the Marlins this season due to leg issues. The 36-year-old seems likely to have to settle for a minor league contract this winter.
Fri, Oct 31, 2014 08:54:00 AM

Rafael Furcal will undergo season-ending surgery next week to remove scar tissue from his left hamstring.

Furcal was paid $3.5 million by the Marlins to bat just .171/.216/.229 over nine games, and that came after he missed the entire 2013 campaign following Tommy John surgery. The 36-year-old seems likely to have to settle for a minor league contract this winter.
Thu, Aug 14, 2014 06:15:00 PM

Rafael Furcal (hamstring) has yet to resume baseball activities.

Furcal has been on the shelf since mid-June following another hamstring injury. The veteran infielder is no safe bet to return at all this season.
Source: Miami Herald
Wed, Jul 23, 2014 11:11:00 AM

Marlins transferred 2B Rafael Furcal from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

It's the second time Furcal has been on the 60-day DL this season due to leg issues. He's being transferred there this time in order to clear space on the 40-man roster for the addition of Jordany Valdespin.
Sun, Jul 20, 2014 08:45:00 AM

Marlins manager Mike Redmond said Monday that Rafael Furcal (hamstring) will miss "a significant amount of time."

Furcal actually tore part of his left hamstring muscle behind the knee, so it's not your garden variety hamstring strain. "He's done for quite a bit of time," Redmond said. "I'm not sure how long. ... It's a significant amount of time." Furcal has been limited to just nine games this season due to leg issues and it sounds like he won't be back until well into the second half, if he returns at all.
Mon, Jun 23, 2014 08:02:00 PM

Marlins placed 2B Rafael Furcal on the 15-day disabled list with a left hamstring strain.

Furcal left Saturday's game against the Mets after grounding into a third-inning double play. His injury was originally described as a cramp, but an MRI showed otherwise. He has appeared in only nine games for Miami this year and will likely miss three weeks. Derek Dietrich will be called up to the majors on Sunday.
Sat, Jun 21, 2014 11:22:00 PM

Rafael Furcal was diagnosed with a hamstring cramp.

Furcal left Saturday's game against the Mets after grounding into a third-inning doubleplay. He is considered day-to-day. Jeff Baker replaced him at second base.
Sat, Jun 21, 2014 05:55:00 PM

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2Drew Butera
1B1Eric Hosmer
2B1Omar Infante
SS1Alcides Escobar
3B1Mike Moustakas
LF1Alex Gordon
2Ben Zobrist
CF1Lorenzo Cain
2Jarrod Dyson
RF1Alex Rios
2Paulo Orlando
DH1Kendrys Morales
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PosRoleName
S1Johnny Cueto
2Edinson Volquez
3Danny Duffy
4Yordano Ventura
5Kris Medlen
6Jason Vargas
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Greg Holland
2Wade Davis
3Kelvin Herrera
4Ryan Madson
5Luke Hochevar
6Franklin Morales
7Chris Young
8Jeremy Guthrie
9Tim Collins
10Brian Flynn