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Rafael Furcal had Tommy John surgery today

Mar 15, 2013, 12:34 PM EDT

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Rafael Furcal had Tommy John surgery today. You’ll be shocked to hear that it was successful.  He also had a bone spur removed from his right elbow, reports the St. Louis Post-Disptach. He did not spring for the undercoating, however. As of a week ago, Furcal was given a 6-8 month recovery window, which will cost him the entire 2013 season.

In the Cardinals’ future: Pete Kozma at shortstop. In Furcal’s future: second base, perhaps. And that’s at best. He’ll be 36 when he comes back next year, so it’ll not be an easy task for him to find a job.

  1. historiophiliac - Mar 15, 2013 at 12:55 PM


    • stlouis1baseball - Mar 15, 2013 at 1:19 PM

      Stop it.

      • historiophiliac - Mar 15, 2013 at 1:23 PM

        No, I am going to cheer for him and hope he does really well so I can say “stuff it, hater” later…gator…potater.

      • paperlions - Mar 15, 2013 at 1:47 PM

        Welcome aboard fellow Cardinal fan. Kozma may not be an ideal option, but he’s the best they currently have…so let’s hope he surprises everyone and is adequate….which would probably make him an average MLB SS these days.

    • stlouis1baseball - Mar 15, 2013 at 2:15 PM

      Hahaha! I hear you. I am the same way with Indiana kids.
      So don’t be a mater hater…you tater.

    • unclemosesgreen - Mar 15, 2013 at 3:12 PM

      Kozma-politans on me!

      For those that don’t know, they’re made with well vodka, triple sec, lime juice and cranberry juice from concentrate. There are no plus ingredients, and it doesn’t pack much of a punch. Really a below replacement-level cocktail.

  2. gloccamorra - Mar 15, 2013 at 2:23 PM

    He might have gotten the undercoating. When you combine a bone spur with the TJ they throw in the undercoating free. My cousin’s hernia surgery included appendix removal, though he declined the vasectomy. Forget a la carte, everything’s bundled these days.

  3. jiminthebay - Mar 15, 2013 at 3:59 PM

    jiminthebay is in the best shape of his life

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