Latest Update Rafael Furcal transferred to 60-day DL Sat Jul, 19, 02:45 PM
Productive offensively, he can set the table at the top of the order and has pretty good power for a guy with diminutive size. Is willing to take free passes, helping him get on base. Has always featured a great arm.
Flaws: : Injuries have taken a toll on him over time. Takes too big of a cut for a table-setter, sometimes leading to too many strikeouts and inconsistent batting averages. Doesn't run as much as he used to.
Furcal is dealing with a Grade 3 hamstring strain, and has no set date for an estimated return, despite his pronounced desire to return within 6 weeks.Analyst: Ivar G. Anderson
Furcal played in all of nine games before taking a trip back to the disabled-list, a place he's time-shared at for the majority of the last six years. A Grade 3 hamstring strain is a severe injury, and it would be surprising to see Furcal in another major league game this season. Analyst: Spencer Silva
You had to be both blind and dumb not to see this one coming. Furcal will try to make it back having just missed the minimum 15 days, but given his age and ability to recover in a timely fashion, he is probably going to take longer. Derek Dietrich was brought up to take his place.Analyst: Howard Bender
Seriously? Come on. We joked about his age and level of brittleness, but this is ridiculous. What was once thought to be just a cramp is now a pulled, tweaked, torn or strained hamstring. You really have to question why the Marlins are not just giving him his outright release.Analyst: Howard Bender