• by Brandon Wise | Staff Writer

    Shortstop Rafael Furcal announces retirement on Tuesday

    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.

  • by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

    Royals activate Rafael Furcal from minor-league DL

    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.

  • by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

    Royals bring back veteran INF Rafael Furcal

    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.

  • by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

    Royals release Rafael Furcal

    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.

  • by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

    Report: Royals sign Rafael Furcal to minor-league deal

    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.

  • by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com

    Report: Rafael Furcal to miss winter league with torn hamstring

    Free-agent infielder Rafael Furcal will miss the winter league playoffs after suffering a torn hamstring, according to ESPN Deportes. The 37-year-old Furcal struggled with injuries last year, playing in just nine games. He hit .171 over 35 at-bats with Miami. Furcal went on the disabled list two separate times with hamstring issues last season.

  • by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com

    Rafael Furcal to undergo hamstring surgery

    Marlins infielder Rafael Furcal will undergo hamstring surgery, according to the Sun Sentinel. Furcal will have surgery next week to remove scar tissue from his hamstring. He developed hamstring issues during spring training, and was also held back with a groin injury throughout the year. Furcal was limited to nine games due to injuries.

  • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

    Three Marlins players slow to recover from injuries

    Three Marlins players continue to be slow to recover from their respective injuries, according to the Miami Herald. Manager Mike Redmond said reliever Kevin Gregg is unlikely to come off the disabled list when he's eligible. He has been out since July 14 due to right elbow inflammation. Redmond added second baseman Derek Dietrich (right wrist strain) and second baseman Rafael Furcal (groin) haven't resumed baseball activities.

  • by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

    Marlins make several roster moves Saturday

    The Marlins have made several moves prior to Saturday's game against the Giants, FOX Sports Florida reports. They have optioned first baseman Justin Bour down to Triple-A New Orleans and purchased the contract of outfielder Jordany Valdespin from New Orleans. Miami has also transferred shortstop Rafael Furcal to the 60-day disabled list.

  • by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

    Rafael Furcal suffering from Grade 3 hamstring strain

    Marlins infielder Rafael Furcal has a Grade 3 hamstring strain, the Miami Herald reports. The Grade 3 strain means that part of the tissue has separated from the bone in the knee area. Furcal will likely miss a significant amount of time while recovering from the injury.