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Sunday, June 22, 2014

Marlins Injury Update: Rafael Furcal back on DL


By on 6/22/2014 12:00:00 PM

After only nine games since his return from injury on June 13, Miami Marlins second baseman Rafael Furcal is back on the disabled list. MLB.com's Joe Frisario reports that the Marlins have disabled Furcal because of a left hamstring strain, the same injury that had Furcal miss the Marlins' first 65 games.


In his Saturday evening report, Frisario says that Furcal strained the hamstring during the game with the New York Mets. The video shows Furcal flinching just before reaching the first base bag while running out a ground ball in the bottom of the third. Jeff Baker substituted at second base when the Marlins took the field in the top of the fourth.

Manager Mike Redmond knew immediately that he would lose his veteran second baseman once again. He also stated that he feels worse for Furcal at the moment because of the work that Furcal put in to get back to the Majors. Said Redmond,
"We were hoping getting him back would be a big spark for us, and he just hasn't been able to stay out there. I feel more for him and what he's gone through to get back out on the field. It's tough when you get banged up and you can't get out there and perform and do the things you want to be able to do."
Furcal was hitting .171 in his nine games, but he was starting to make more solid contact in his last three.

Meanwhile, Derek Dietrich will return from Triple-A. He started the season as the Marlins' second baseman, and he has hit .340 with 6 HR in his 13 Triple-A games. He hit .246 with 5 HR and 16 RBI in 41 games with the Marlins through June 1.

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