Rafael Furcal suffers torn hamstring, will miss Dominican Winter League playoffs


Dionisio Soldevila of ESPN Deportes reports that infielder Rafael Furcal has a torn hamstring and will miss the Dominican Winter League playoffs. Furcal had drawn some interest, namely from the Phillies, as he attempts to keep his major league career afloat. The injury is obviously a setback to that goal.

Furcal, 37, missed all of the 2013 season after undergoing Tommy John surgery on his right elbow, and managed to play in only nine games for the Marlins this past season due to a strained hamstring.

Furcal singled once and doubled once in four at-bats for Águilas Cibaeñas in the Dominican Winter League. His team is slated to begin the round-robin playoff series against Gigantes del Cibao on Saturday.