Miami Marlins’ Rafael Furcal expected to be teams leadoff hitter

August 15, 2012; St. Louis, MO. USA; St. Louis Cardinals shortstop Rafael Furcal (15) fields a ground ball hit by Arizona Diamondbacks right fielder Justin Upton (not pictured) during the sixth inning at Busch Stadium. The Cardinals won 5-2. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

While the Miami Marlins continue their search for players who can help out their infield, they’ve made a decision regarding the leadoff hitter for 2014.

When they signed veteran infielder Rafael Furcal, they were aware of the risk they were taking. The man missed the entire 2013 season as he had to undergo Tommy John surgery, but knew what the man was capable of.

I mean, we all know what he’s capable of, but some players aren’t the same when they attempt to come back from Tommy John surgery.

Now according to, the Miami Marlins have indicated that Rafael Furcal is expected to begin the 2014 season as their leadoff hitter. In Fucal’s last season of Major League action, he was the leadoff hitter for the St. Louis Cardinals where he won a World Series in 2011.

The 36 year old veteran is trying to avoid hitting a brick wall after coming back from the major surgery. He hit .264/.325/.346 across the line with five home runs and 49 RBI’s for the Cardinals in 2012.

Topics: Miami Marlins, Rafael Furcal

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  • 1rdd

    Why should Furcal be a team leader now when he wasn’t in St Louis? All he did the last year was take a years salary from the Cards because he didn’t have surgery soon enough to play last year. He should be ashamed of himself and NO team should trust this thief.

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