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Rafael Furcal could finally debut for Marlins this week

Jun 10, 2014, 11:39 PM EDT

rafael furcal getty Getty Images’s Joe Frisario has an update on veteran infielder Rafael Furcal, who hasn’t appeared in a game this year …

The 36-year-old infielder’s legs are holding up nicely, and the Marlins could reinstate him as early as Friday for the start of the homestand against the Pirates.

“I don’t know when that day is coming, but it is probably coming soon,” Miami 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.”

Furcal signed a one-year, $3.5 million contract with Miami over the winter and was expected to open 2014 as the Marlins’ starting second baseman, but he injured his left hamstring at the end of spring training and then suffered a groin strain on a late-April rehab assignment.

Furcal hasn’t played in the majors since 2012, when he batted .264/.325/.346 for the Cardinals.

  1. hittfamily - Jun 11, 2014 at 12:20 AM

    I don’t care about Rafael Furcal. The Devil Rays got shut out for the 3rd game in a row. Worst team I’ve ever seen.

    • Old Gator - Jun 11, 2014 at 7:42 AM

      I would not want to spend any time in the Razed’ clubhouse these days. The atmosphere must be as thick as okra mucilage.

      Meanwhile, Feesh fans are just delirious with indifference about Furcal bringing his VETERAN PRESENCE to Macondo Banana Massacre Field at long last. These kids are full of promise and potential, but they just don’t know how to rehab. Furcal can show ’em.

    • voteforno6 - Jun 11, 2014 at 8:35 AM

      I take it you didn’t see the Astros a couple of years ago.

  2. teamobijuan - Jun 11, 2014 at 8:18 AM

    Donatello and Leonardo have been designated for assignment. Michelangelo is rehabbing after TJ.

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