Rafael Furcal may be looking at a stint on the disabled list to start the season. Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald is reporting that the Marlins are looking to be as cautious as possible with the veteran second baseman.
“I would prefer to lose five or 10 games and not lose a month or the whole season,” said Furcal, who had four at-bats as a designated hitter in an intrasquad game Monday. “I want to be healthy. That’s the only way I can help the team — play every day. They know it. I don’t want to play one day and take five days off.”
Furcal has been struggling with an injured left hamstring, an injury that can often get much worse if not fully healed upon return. Just ask Casey Kotchman last season. The concern that I have is that we can’t even make it through spring training with Furcal healthy. If he is able to play 100 games this season I will be shocked.
The Miami Marlins filled out position players last offseason knowing that their pitching staff was stocked with depth. The team, however, has no need to trade starting pitchers like Jacob Turner anytime soon to fill other holes on the roster.
Greg Dobbs had logged just 13 Grapefruit League at-bats before quad and back issues sidelined him earlier this month. Monday, it didn’t appear Dobbs was starting over in his preparation for the regular season
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