Rafael Furcal is finally making his Marlins debut

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Rafael Furcal has been on the disabled list all season with hamstring and groin injuries, but the veteran infielder is off the shelf and ready to make his Marlins debut.

Furcal signed a one-year, $3.5 million deal with the Marlins to serve as their starting second baseman after missing all of last season, but couldn’t make it out of spring training healthy. In his absence Derek Dietrich has been Miami’s primary second baseman, but he was demoted back to the minors last week to work on his poor defense.

Furcal hasn’t posted an OPS above .700 since 2010 and hasn’t been healthy and productive since 2009, so the odds of him making a big impact at age 36 seem pretty slim.