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Rafael Furcal to hit the DL with a hamstring injury

Jun 21, 2014, 11:00 PM EDT

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Marlins second baseman Rafael Furcal injured his left hamstring after trying to beat out a double play in the bottom of the third inning in Saturday afternoon’s game against the Mets. He did not take the field for the top of the fourth, and was instead replaced at his position by Jeff Baker.

Although nothing has been made official, MLB.com’s Joe Frisaro reports that Furcal is headed to the 15-day disabled list. The club will recall Derek Dietrich from Triple-A New Orleans.

Furcal, 36, made his 2014 debut on June 13 after missing the first 65 games of the season with a strained left hamstring. It was his first appearance in the major leagues since August 30, 2012 when he was with the Cardinals. Furcal slashed .171/.216/.229 with no home runs or stolen bases and only two RBI in 37 plate appearances.

  1. renaado - Jun 21, 2014 at 11:04 PM

    I’d hardly picture this guy even playin a full game.

  2. jerze2387 - Jun 21, 2014 at 11:31 PM

    Dietrich is a way better hitter with way more upside at this point anyway. Didn’t see why they sent him down to begin with. Solano isn’t the future at 2nd, might as well see what Dietrich can do. He’s got some pop

  3. thehawg - Jun 22, 2014 at 12:13 AM

    Marlins have a concern with his defense. Don’t recall any of his errors costing them a game. Best option at 2nd base for the feesh.

    • Old Gator - Jun 22, 2014 at 9:22 AM

      “Concern” is putting it mildly. Like Tommy the pinball wizard he went through a stretch where he was trying top play by sense of smell. We used to call the Hanster “Los Manos de Piedra.” Dietrich made him look like Ozzie Smith for a while there. Plus, the fielding was getting in his head and his hitting was doing the good ole 32 feet per sec per sec as well. The Feesh brainstem trust made the right move. Nothing will restore a young man’s focus and reorient him to concentrate on his work like…sending him to New Orleans????

      As far as Furcal, let’s face it. VETERAN PRESENCE is a frangible thing. You need to take it indoors when wind velocity exceeds 15 MPH.

  4. kiwicricket - Jun 22, 2014 at 1:54 AM

    In other news….Florida is warm, baseballs are round and Harold Reynolds is a moron.

    • Old Gator - Jun 22, 2014 at 10:00 AM

      Ackcherley, as I read the story, it sounded like Furcal re-injured himself “hitting the DL.”

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