12/05 21:29 CST AP sources: Furcal agrees to terms with Marlins
AP sources: Furcal agrees to terms with Marlins
By STEVEN WINE
AP Sports Writer
MIAMI (AP) -- Two people familiar with the situation say free-agent infielder
Rafael Furcal and the Miami Marlins have agreed to terms on a contract.
Both people confirmed the deal to The Associated Press on condition of
anonymity Thursday because the contract hadn't been finalized.
In addition, one of the people said, catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia passed his
physical, and his $21 million, three-year contract with Miami was finalized.
The 36-year-old Furcal, a three-time All-Star, sat out this season after
undergoing elbow ligament-replacement surgery in March. He made the NL All-Star
team as a starter at shortstop in 2012, when he batted .264 in 121 games for
Furcal is a 13-year veteran and a .281 career hitter. He's expected to compete
for playing time at second base for the Marlins.
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