Sun, 01 Dec 2013 13:44:19 -0800
Free-agent SS Rafael Furcal (Cardinals) said in an interview with ESPN Deportes that the Boston Red Sox, Colorado Rockies, Miami Marlins, New York Mets, Pittsburgh Pirates and Washington Nationals have expressed interest in him. Furcal added that even though he has only played second base and shortstop in his MLB career, he would be open to playing other positions.
Sat, 30 Nov 2013 18:56:09 -0800
The New York Mets do not appear interested in free-agent SS Rafael Furcal (Cardinals) anymore because they are concerned with his physical viability.
Wed, 06 Nov 2013 01:08:02 -0800
Facing unhappiness with its own shortstop, Ruben Tejada, the New York Mets have contacted free-agent SS Rafael Furcal (Cardinals). As many as five or six teams have expressed interest in Furcal, who missed most of the season with elbow surgery.
Fri, 04 Oct 2013 14:50:20 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals SS Rafael Furcal plans on playing winter ball this offseason with hopes of extending his career.
Fri, 03 May 2013 11:35:48 -0700
The St. Louis Cardinals transferred SS Rafael Furcal (elbow) to the 60-day disabled list Friday, May 3.
Fri, 15 Mar 2013 10:49:40 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals SS Rafael Furcal (elbow), as expected, underwent surgery Wednesday, March 13, to repair his ulnar collateral ligament and have a bone spur taken care of. The procedure was performed by Dr. James Andrews. "We heard everything went as well as could be expected," said manager Mike Matheny.
Fantasy Tip: Furcal's contract with St. Louis is up after this season, and he'll be 36 entering the 2014 campaign, so he won't be the hottest free-agent commodity. He may struggle to regain fantasy value, even in NL-only leagues. He could consider retirement, but this is purely speculation.
Sat, 09 Mar 2013 01:45:33 -0800
Updating a previous report, St. Louis Cardinals SS Rafael Furcal (elbow) will undergo Tommy John surgery Wednesday, March 13, in Pensacola, Fla. He is expected to miss the entire season but hopes to participate in the Dominican Winter League to prove that he can still play. Furcal said he is experiencing so much pain in his right elbow that he is unable to touch the top of his head with his arm. He is eligible to become a free agent after the 2013 season.
Thu, 07 Mar 2013 10:16:02 -0800
St. Louis Cardinals SS Rafael Furcal (elbow) expects to have the bone spur in his elbow removed at the same time he undergoes Tommy John surgery. Furcal thinks he'll have the operation at some point next week. St. Louis will go with either SSs Pete Kozma or Ronny Cedeno at shortstop with Furcal out for the season. "The way we look at it right now it is certainly going to be a competition between Kozma and Cedeno but there's no doubt that given what Kozma did for us in the last six weeks of the season last year that we so have a high level on confidence that he can continue to do that," general manager John Mozeliak said.
Thu, 07 Mar 2013 06:30:51 -0800
St. Louis Cardinals SS Rafael Furcal (elbow) will undergo Tommy John surgery on his right elbow and miss the entire 2013 season.
Mon, 04 Mar 2013 15:41:34 -0800
St. Louis Cardinals SS Rafael Furcal (elbow) is a long shot to be ready for opening day after he'll receive a second opinion from Dr. James Andrews Wednesday, March 6, according to general manager John Mozeliak. The team isn't second guessing the decision to avoid surgery on Furcal's elbow at the end of last year.