Phillies “kicking the tires” on Rafael Furcal

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Now that the Phillies have traded Jimmy Rollins to the Dodgers they might be in the market for some middle infield depth and Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com reports that they’re “kicking the tires” on Rafael Furcal.

Furcal is actually a year older than Rollins at 37 and hasn’t been healthy since 2012. He spent this past season with the Marlins and was supposed to be their regular second baseman, but instead was limited to nine games by injuries.

There’s not much risk signing Furcal assuming he’d require only a minor-league contract, but he obviously can’t be counted on for much of anything at this point.