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Marlins Shortstop Rafael Furcal Lands on the DL

Brian D. Kersey/Getty Images(MIAMI) -- Injuries continue to plague veteran shortstop Rafael Furcal as he will be placed on the disabled list with a hamstring injury.

The 36-year-old Furcal was placed on the 15-day disabled list earlier on Sunday after re-injuring his left hamstring on Saturday.

Hamstring and groin injuries have limited Furcal this season to all of just nine games in 2014. He also missed all of the 2013 season with an elbow injury.

This is just the latest setback for the former All-Star. Furcal was hitting just .171 this season for the Marlins and it is unknown when or if he will be able to return to the lineup.

Despite his durability issues, the Marlins signed Furcal to a one-year deal worth $3 million during the offseason.

Derek Dietrich was recalled from Triple-A New Orleans to replace Furcal's spot on the roster. He's hit .241 for the team in 42 games this season.

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Report: Rafael Furcal Joining Marlins 

Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Infielder Rafael Furcal has agreed to a one-year contract with the Miami Marlins, according to Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal.

The 36-year-old Furcal missed all of 2013 while recovering from Tommy John Surgery on his right elbow.

According to Rosenthal, the Marlins will use Furcal at second base, a position he has only played 36 games at during his major league career.

The three-time All-Star is a career .281 hitter with 1,059 runs scored, 113 home runs, 585 RBIs and 314 stolen bases.

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Cardinals' Rafael Furcal Needs Tommy John Surgery

Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images(JUPITER, Fla.) -- The St. Louis Cardinals announced Thursday that shortstop Rafael Furcal will need Tommy John surgery.

Furcal injured his right elbow last August and tried to rehab to avoid surgery, but the announcement on Thursday ended all hopes of his return this season.  Furcal has suffered a series of injuries over the past five seasons and was evaluated by Dr. James Andrews on Wednesday.

The Cardinals have Pete Kozma who could fill the void at shortstop or have the option of making a trade.

Kozma batted .333 in 82 plate appearance and helped the Cardinals punch their ticket into the playoffs in 2012.

The team did not say how long Furcal will be out, but Tommy John surgery requires at least 6 to 8 months of recovery.  Furcal was entering his 14th season in the league.

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Cardinals' Rafael Furcal Suffers Injury Setback

Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- St. Louis Cardinals shortstop Rafael Furcal is battling injuries before the season has even begun thanks to an elbow injury.

Furcal had hoped to make his spring training debut on Sunday but instead learned he'll have to stay on shelf for the foreseeable future. He has been told to refrain from baseball activities.

He had opted to rehab a torn ligament in his elbow rather than undergo Tommy John Surgery. According to Rick Hummel of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Furcal began experiencing discomfort in his right elbow a couple weeks ago.

"What do you want me to do?" Furcal said over the weekend. "It's not getting better. I wish I could do whatever I could to make it better, so I could play. It's very disappointing. I tried to push it a little harder. We'd better back it up a little bit because I feel more pain."

Furcal missed 41 games last season and after a hot start to 2012, he cooled off and hit just .264 with the team last season. Pete Kozma and Ronny Cedeno are likely to replace Furcal at shortstop.

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MLB All-Stars Starters Announced

John Williamson/MLB Photos via Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The Texas Rangers will send outfielder Josh Hamilton, third baseman Adrian Beltre and catcher Mike Napoli to Kansas City on July 10 to start for the American League in Major League Baseball’s annual All-Star Game.

Hamilton received a record total of more than 11 million fan votes.

Joining the trio on the AL squad will be Detroit Tigers first baseman Prince Fielder, New York Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano, shortstop Derek Jeter, outfielder Curtis Granderson, Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Joe Bautista and Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz.

The National League team will start San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey, Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto, Atlanta Braves second baseman Dan Uggla, San Francisco Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval, St. Louis Cardinals shortstop Rafael Furcal, San Francisco Giants outfielder Melky Cabrera, Los Angeles Dodgers Outfielder Matt Kemp and St. Louis Cardinals Outfielder Carols Beltran.

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