Rafael Furcal likely back to DL

Miami Marlins second baseman Rafael Furcal left the game in the fourth inning of Saturday's 4-0 loss to the New York Mets with left calf and hamstring injuries and is expected to go back on the disabled list, manager Mike Redmond said.

Furcal was scheduled to have an MRI after the game.

"It definitely doesn't sound good," Redmond said.

Furcal, 36, made his season debut June 13 after missing all of 2013 because of an elbow injury, and sat out the first 2½ months of this season with hamstring and groin injuries. In nine games, he's hitting .171 with no home runs and two RBIs.

"I'm more disappointed for him -- he's been out for a long time," Redmond told reporters after the game. "He was looking forward to this opportunity with us to go out and play, and it just hasn't happened for him. A rough go from the start. Spring training was tough on him. He's been banged up, really, since Day 1."

Furcal spent nearly two months in the minors on a rehabilitation assignment that was interrupted twice when he aggravated his injuries.

"I'm waiting all year for this moment," he said prior to his activation. "I think I played in the minor leagues more than I had played in my career."

The Marlins signed Furcal to a $3 million, one-year deal last offseason. Despite doubts about his durability, Redmond wanted him to play every day.

"You know what you're going to get out of him," Redmond said at the time Furcal came off the DL. "Hopefully he'll continue to feel good and the health stuff is behind him and we can get a lot out of him these next few months."

Furcal has 314 career stolen bases and said he's ready to go full speed, even on the bases.

Furcal broke into the majors in 2000 and has been on nine playoff teams, including the St. Louis Cardinals' World Series championship team in 2011.

Information from the Associated Press was used in this report.