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Marlins' Furcal out again with injury

Published on NewsOK Modified: June 21, 2014 at 7:32 pm •  Published: June 21, 2014

MIAMI (AP) — Rafael Furcal had to wait more than two months to make his season debut with the Miami Marlins. Now another injury is expected to keep him out again.

Furcal, a 36-year old three-time All-Star, injured his calf and hamstring while running to first base in the third inning of the Miami Marlins' 4-0 loss to the New York Mets on Saturday.

Furcal was running out a grounder, and was then removed from the game.

"It definitely doesn't sound good," said Marlins manager Mike Redmond, who expects Furcal to go back on the disabled list.

Furcal, who was scheduled to have an MRI exam, is hitting .171 in nine games.

"He had a long road all the way back, and then it's unfortunate he got hurt again," Marlins first baseman Garrett Jones said. "Hopefully, he can come back and help us win here soon."

Shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria was scratched from the starting lineup before the game because of soreness in his elbow, but he might play on Sunday.

"He was available if we needed him to hit," Redmond said. "I think the throwing was the biggest concern for him today, but I'm anticipating him being ready for (Sunday), but we'll see."

It took eight starts, but Jacob deGrom earned his first major league win with a seven-inning effort.

"To have a performance like that and get the win feels good," said deGrom, an Ormand Beach native. "I have a lot of people here from the Daytona area, which is only about four hours away, and my whole family is here."

DeGrom (1-4) struck out seven and allowed five hits and three walks.

"He had all his pitches working, and he was throwing them all for strikes at any count," Mets third baseman David Wright said. "It's a lot of fun to play defense behind him because he works so quickly and effectively."

Lucas Duda hit a two-run home run, his 10th, and Wright had three hits and an RBI for New York, which has won three of four.

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