Shortstop Rafael Furcal has decided to call it a career as he announced his retirement on Tuesday, according to MLB.com. Furcal, who was trying to battle back from a hamstring injury with the Royals, will hang it up after 15 seasons in the league. He broke out with the Braves in 2000, when he hit .295 with 40 stolen bases, leading to him winning the Rookie of the Year. He hit .281 with 314 career stolen bases for six different teams.
The Royals have activated infielder Rafael Furcal from the minor-league disabled list and assigned him to Class A Wilmington, the Kansas City Star reports. Furcal tore his hamstring during winter-league play but joined the Royals on a minor-league deal this spring. He played in just nine games last season due to hamstring and groin issues, going 6 for 35 with the Marlins.
The Royals have re-signed infielder Rafael Furcal on Wednesday, according to the Kansas City Star. The move comes just one day after the team released him. Furcal, 37, has yet appear in a spring.
The Royals released infielder Rafael Furcal , per the Kansas City Star. The 37-year-old Furcal didn't appear in a spring game with the Major League club. He was signed to a minor league deal on March 16 and lasted two weeks with the organization.
The Royals have signed infielder Rafael Furcal to a minor-league deal, the Kansas City Star reports. Furcal is not in major-league camp with the team, as he is rehabbing his torn hamstring on the minor-league side. He suffered the injury during winter-league play and played just nine games in the majors last season while batting health issues.