Injury-Prone Furcal Leaves Team Shortly After Debut
Joe Frisaro, Marlins reporter for MLB.com, reports that the team will be placing Rafael Furcal on the disabled list with a hamstring injury he suffered in the third inning of yesterday’s ballgame.
Derek Dietrich will be recalled from Triple-A New Orleans:
Nothing official yet, but Furcal will be headed to DL. Corresponding move tomorrow. #Marlins Do the math on replacement.
— Joe Frisaro (@JoeFrisaro) June 21, 2014
Furcal, 36, made his 2014 debut on June 13 after missing the first 65 games of the season with a strained left hamstring.
It was his first appearance at the Major League level since August 30, 2012 when he was with the Cardinals. In his first 37 plate appearances with the team, Furcal slashed .171/.216/.229 with no home runs or stolen bases and only two RBI.