Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:16:47 -0700
Miami Marlins 2B Rafael Furcal (hamstring) is 4-for-17 (all singles) in five rehab games with Single-A Jupiter last week and was hitless in nine at-bats with Double-A Jacksonville in his first two games. Manager Mike Redmond said Furcal will likely use the entire 20-day rehab window, which would put him on track to return May 6. It's unclear where Furcal will hit in the batting order when he returns.
Fantasy Tip: Derek Dietrich's bat has endeared him to Redmond, but his defensive shortcomings are hurting him. Expect Furcal to see at least a part-time share of playing time at the keystone with either Dietrich or Donovan Solano. Furcal isn't very attractive for his bat these days, though, making him only a mildly attractive addition in NL leagues if you need infield help.
Sun, 20 Apr 2014 12:21:56 -0700
Miami Marlins 2B Rafael Furcal (hamstring) will begin a rehab assignment with Double-A Jacksonville Monday, April 21.
Sat, 12 Apr 2014 20:44:11 -0700
Miami Marlins 2B Rafael Furcal (hamstring) is expected to start a rehab assignment with Single-A Jupiter Monday, April 14.
Thu, 10 Apr 2014 13:52:59 -0700
Miami Marlins 2B Rafael Furcal (hamstring) continues to do baseball activities, and he could start playing in extended spring games Monday, April 14, barring a setback. Furcal can remain in the minors for three weeks before he has to be activated from the disabled list.
Sun, 06 Apr 2014 12:21:01 -0700
Updating previous reports, Miami Marlins 2B Rafael Furcal (hamstring) is not expected to be activated from the disabled list before April 20.
Sat, 05 Apr 2014 14:18:16 -0700
Miami Marlins 2B Rafael Furcal (hamstring) will begin a rehab assignment at extended spring training in Jupiter, Fla., Monday, April 7.
Fantasy Tip: Furcal has little blocking him from a return to second base and is a decent NL-only stash for your MI spot.
Mon, 31 Mar 2014 20:52:53 -0700
Miami Marlins 2B Rafael Furcal (hamstring) said Monday, March 31, that he expects to play five or six minor-league rehab games. He is hopeful of coming off the 15-day disabled list around April 14.
Sun, 30 Mar 2014 19:51:29 -0700
The Miami Marlins have placed 2B Rafael Furcal (hamstring) and 3B Ed Lucas (hand) on the 15-day disabled list because of hamstring and hand injuries respectively.
Thu, 27 Mar 2014 10:19:57 -0700
The Miami Marlins are expected to open with a platoon at second base to start the year, with 2B Rafael Furcal (hamstring) likely to open on the disabled list. 2B Derek Dietrich would start against right-handed pitchers, with 2B Jeff Baker in the lineup against lefties. Furcal is expected to be placed on the DL retroactive to March 21, meaning he could return at April 5, at the earliest.
Fantasy Tip: Dietrich and Baker aren't worth looking at in pretty much all leagues, especially since Furcal could be back rather quickly.
Tue, 25 Mar 2014 14:07:34 -0700
Miami Marlins 2B Rafael Furcal (hamstring) and 3B Greg Dobbs (quadriceps, back) both took some at-bats in a minor league game Tuesday, March 25, with Furcal going 1-for-6 with a walk and Dobbs going 1-for-5 with a single. Dobbs will be on the opening day roster, but Furcal will need to continue improving to make the squad.