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Rafael Furcal | Second Baseman

Team: Miami Marlins
Age / DOB:  (36) / 10/24/1977
Ht / Wt:  5'8' / 197
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
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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. Aug 14 - 6:15 PM

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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
Jul 23 - 11:11 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.
Jul 20 - 8:45 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.
Jun 23 - 8:02 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.
Jun 21 - 11:22 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.
Jun 21 - 5:55 PM

Rafael Furcal left Saturday's game against the Mets with an apparent hamstring injury.

Furcal pulled up lame after grounding into a doubleplay to end the bottom of the third inning. Jeff Baker was at second base to open the top of the fourth. Furcal, 36, has appeared in just nine games this year for Miami.
Jun 21 - 4:57 PM

Rafael Furcal went 0-for-4 in Thursday's loss to the Mets.

Furcal's struggles at the plate continue, as he has logged only five hits (all singles) in 31 plate appearances since making his season debut on June 13. The 36-year-old had been out of the majors since August 2012, so the rust is not exactly shocking, the Marlins are hoping the veteran can improve on his .172/.226/.172 slash line.
Jun 19 - 9:57 PM

Rafael Furcal went 2-for-5 with two RBI and a run scored in Tuesday's win over the Cubs.

Furcal scored the Marlins' first run of the game, and he delivered a two-run single in the fourth inning. The runs batted in were his first of the season. The 36-year-old owns a .227 batting average through five games, but he's 5-for-16 since going 0-for-6 in his first start of the season.
Jun 17 - 11:27 PM

Rafael Furcal went 0-for-6 with a walk and a run scored in his season debut Friday against the Pirates.

The Marlins gave Furcal a one-year, $3.5 million contract over the winter with the idea of using him as their starting second baseman and leadoff man, but injuries have kept him sidelined until now. We're not convinced he'll hold up for long, but he's worth a flier in deeper leagues as long as he's healthy.
Jun 14 - 12:00 AM

Marlins activated 2B Rafael Furcal from the 60-day disabled list.

Furcal is finally making his Marlins debut Friday, as he's at second base and leading off versus Jeff Locke and the Pirates. The veteran infielder has been sidelined all season with groin and hamstring injuries after missing all of 2013 following Tommy John surgery.
Jun 13 - 3:11 PM

Rafael Furcal (groin, hamstring) could make his Marlins' debut as soon as this weekend.

Furcal, who has been out all season with groin and hamstring injuries, has played in five straight rehab games with Double-A Jacksonville and not had any issues. He'll play in a couple more games with High-A Jupiter before possibly being activated. "I don't know when that day is coming, but it is probably coming soon," manager Mike Redmond said. "It was coming soon about a month ago, too, and it didn't. I think it's safe to say coming soon."
Jun 10 - 9:42 PM

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

Furcal has been out all season with groin and hamstring injuries. The veteran was signed to a one-year, $3.5 million free agent contract this winter to serve as the Marlins' primary second baseman, but his debut is nowhere in sight. Furcal hasn't appeared in a major league game since August 30, 2012.
May 22 - 10:20 AM

Rafael Furcal (hamstring, groin) recently received a cortisone shot.

Furcal originally began the year on the DL with a left hamstring injury, but he suffered a right groin strain during his rehab process and hasn't played since he aggravated the injury earlier this month. He's not quite ready for baseball activities and there's no timetable for him to join the Marlins.
Source: MLBlogs.com
May 20 - 2:02 PM

Rafael Furcal (hamstring, groin) had to exit a rehab game with Double-A Jacksonville Friday after aggravating his right groin injury.

Furcal, who was originally on the DL with a hamstring issue, was playing in his first game since resuming his rehab assignment following a groin problem. The infielder was set to be re-evaluated Saturday before the Marlins determine how long he might be out. "He's super frustrated," said Jacksonville manager Andy Barkett. "I'm doing all I can and he's doing all he can. His body is just not cooperating with him right now."
May 4 - 8:33 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Jarrod Saltalamacchia
2Jeff Mathis
3J.T. Realmuto
1B1Garrett Jones
2Jeff Baker
3Justin Bour
2B1Rafael Furcal
2Jordany Valdespin
3Enrique Hernandez
SS1Adeiny Hechavarria
2Donovan Solano
3B1Casey McGehee
2Ed Lucas
LF1Christian Yelich
2Reed Johnson
CF1Marcell Ozuna
RF1Giancarlo Stanton
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Nathan Eovaldi
2Henderson Alvarez
3Tom Koehler
4Jarred Cosart
5Brad Hand
6Brad Penny
7Andrew Heaney
8Jose Fernandez
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Steve Cishek
2Mike Dunn
3A.J. Ramos
4Bryan Morris
5Carter Capps
6Chris Hatcher
7Sam Dyson
8Dan Jennings
9Kevin Gregg
10Anthony DeSclafani