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  1. Phillies “kicking the tires” on Rafael Furcal

    Dec 19, 2014, 1:13 PM EST

    Rafael Furcal

    Furcal is actually a year older than Jimmy Rollins at 37 and hasn’t been healthy since 2012

  2. 2015 Free Agent Tracker

    Dec 11, 2014, 9:30 PM EST

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    Your one-stop shop for all of the offseason signings.

  3. Mets sign Alex Castellanos

    Nov 11, 2014, 1:47 PM EST

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    Castellanos played briefly in the majors for the Dodgers in 2012 and 2013.

  4. HardballTalk’s Top 150 Free Agents for 2015

    Oct 31, 2014, 9:00 AM EST

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    Including writeups for the top 63, because we’re not always all about round numbers.

  5. Where have all the superstar left-handed hitters gone?

    Jul 15, 2014, 10:47 AM EST

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    Last night’s Home Run Derby included just one left-handed hitter (Justin Morneau) among the eight contestants and tonight’s All-Star game will feature only two left-handed hitters (Chase Utley, Robinson Cano) among the 18 starters.

  6. Marlins starting shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria goes on the disabled list

    Jun 25, 2014, 3:15 PM EST

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    Miami is already without second baseman Rafael Furcal and now his double-play partner, shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria, is headed to the disabled list with a strained triceps muscle.

  7. Rafael Furcal to hit the DL with a hamstring injury

    Jun 21, 2014, 11:00 PM EST

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    Rafael Furcal is injured again. Derek Dietrich will take his place on the Marlins’ roster as he heads to the DL.

  8. Rafael Furcal is finally making his Marlins debut

    Jun 13, 2014, 4:33 PM EST

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    Rafael Furcal has been on the disabled list all season with hamstring and groin injuries, but the veteran infielder is off the shelf and ready to make his Marlins debut.

  9. Rafael Furcal could finally debut for Marlins this week

    Jun 10, 2014, 11:39 PM EST

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    MLB.com’s Joe Frisario has an update on veteran infielder Rafael Furcal, who hasn’t appeared in a game this year …

  10. Rafael Furcal had another setback

    May 3, 2014, 11:59 AM EST

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    The Marlins signed Rafael Furcal to be their starting second baseman, but his health continues to work against him.

  11. Rafael Furcal suffers a setback during rehab game

    Apr 26, 2014, 8:35 PM EST

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    Rafael Furcal, seemingly always injured, suffered another setback as he attempts to rejoin the Marlins.

  12. Rafael Furcal to begin minor league rehab assignment tonight

    Apr 14, 2014, 7:50 PM EST

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    Rafael Furcal will begin a rehab assignment tonight and could join the Marlins in early May if all goes well.

  13. Jeff Baker to bat cleanup for Marlins on Opening Day

    Mar 30, 2014, 1:25 PM EST

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    From Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald comes the Marlins’ lineup plan for Opening Day … With Rafael Furcal headed to the disabled list, Christian Yelich will lead off. [Manager Mike Redmond] said that means Adeiny Hechavarria could bat second, followed by Giancarlo Stanton and Jeff Baker, who will be the Opening Day second baseman against Colorado lefty Jorge De La Rosa. Placido Polanco…

  14. Rafael Furcal’s comeback will begin on the disabled list

    Mar 27, 2014, 12:19 PM EST

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    After missing all of last season following Tommy John elbow surgery Rafael Furcal signed a one-year, $3 million deal with the Marlins, but his comeback has hit an immediate snag. Furcal hasn’t played since March 15 because of a strained hamstring, so he’ll begin the season on the disabled list and either Jeff Baker or…

  15. The Marlins are upset about the Red Sox’s travel roster

    Mar 6, 2014, 3:48 PM EST

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    According to Juan C. Rodriguez of the Sun Sentinel, the Marlins will be contacting the league office after the Red Sox declined to bring any of their established regulars to Palm Beach for Thursday’s spring training game. While teams are supposed to bring at least four “regulars” to road spring games, the rule has always…

  16. 2014 Preview: Miami Marlins

    Mar 4, 2014, 3:30 PM EST

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    Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2014 season. Next up: The Miami Marlins. The Big Question: Can the Marlins lose fewer than 100 games? The Marlins lost exactly 100 games…

  17. Buster Olney doesn’t think Vizquel, Tejada, Nomar were shortstops

    Feb 24, 2014, 6:00 PM EST

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    Let the record show that I gave fair warning: I thought Buster Olney might adjust his lists from Monday’s ESPN Insider column after being presented with the glaring omissions. Alas, I was ignored. The bulk of Olney’s column today was designed to point out how totally not overrated Derek Jeter is. He dives into the…

  18. 2014 Free Agent Tracker

    Dec 25, 2013, 12:26 AM EST

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    Here’s the rundown of where this winter’s top 150 free agents are landing, continuously updated throughout the offseason. Re-signings are posted in red, while players signing with new teams are in blue. Stars denote players who received qualifying offers and thus will cost their new team a draft pick if they sign elsewhere. (Non-tenders have…

  19. The Marlins are reportedly interested in Rickie Weeks

    Dec 11, 2013, 10:57 PM EST

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    Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish reports that the Marlins are interested in a trade for Brewers second baseman Rickie Weeks. Tim Dierkes of MLB Trade Rumors confirms the report. It’s an odd fit on the surface, as the Marlins just signed Rafael Furcal to a one-year deal last week to be their second baseman.…

  20. Marlins agree to one-year deal with Rafael Furcal

    Dec 5, 2013, 9:41 PM EST

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    UPDATE: Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald reports that Furcal will get $3 million plus incentives. 10:02 p.m. ET: Juan C. Rodriguez of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel hears that Furcal will receive $3.5 million on the one-year deal in additional to playing time incentives. 9:41 p.m. ET: FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal reports that the Marlins…

  21. The Mets showed interest in Rafael Furcal, then reconsidered

    Nov 30, 2013, 7:35 PM EST

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    ESPN’s Adam Rubin reported that the Mets had shown interest in free agent shortstop Rafael Furcal now that Jhonny Peralta is off the board and spending a lot of money on Stephen Drew is an unappetizing thought. Furcal is now 36 years old and missed all of the 2013 after undergoing Tommy John surgery. It…

  22. Eight teams have checked in on Rafael Furcal

    Nov 25, 2013, 4:44 PM EST

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    Just to further underline this morning’s point about shortstop being a thin position in baseball, thereby explaining Jhonny Peralta‘s contract … The Pirates are one of eight teams to check in on free agent SS Rafael Furcal, according to his agent — Travis Sawchik (@Sawchik_Trib) November 25, 2013   Eight teams on a 36 year-old…

  23. Cardinals prepared to trade young starting pitching this winter for a shortstop upgrade

    Nov 10, 2013, 5:39 PM EST

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    Cardinals GM John Mozeliak is not being shy about his primary offseason strategy: Mozeliak made it clear to us this morning that he’d like to trade a young “starting pitcher”: for a “young controllable shortstop” XM 89 — JIM BOWDEN (@JimBowdenESPNxm) November 10, 2013 There are a couple of shortstop options on the free agent…

  24. “A bunch of teams moving quick” on Stephen Drew

    Nov 10, 2013, 8:55 AM EST

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    Because he received a qualifying offer from the Red Sox and signing him will require the forfeiture of a top draft pick, there was some thought that free agent shortstop Stephen Drew might struggle to attract multiple lucrative offers on the open market this offseason. But that apparently won’t be the case. A source told…

  25. Mets interested in Rafael Furcal

    Nov 5, 2013, 12:25 PM EST

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    In their search for a shortstop alternative to Ruben Tejada the Mets “have contacted” Rafael Furcal, according to Jorge Castillo of the Newark Star Ledger. Castillo reports that Jhonny Peralta and Stephen Drew are the Mets’ top shortstop targets, but if both get out of their price range (or they decide not to give up…

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