Kansas City Royals infielder Rafael Furcal is retiring, according to Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com.
The comeback bid of Rafael Furcal has ended.He is retiring. #Royals
— Jeffrey Flanagan (@FlannyMLB) May 19, 2015
Furcal, 37, was attempting a comeback with the Royals and was promoted Double-A Northwest Arkansas last week. He was attempting a comeback from an offseason hamstring tear.
The 2000 Rookie of the Year and three time All-Star finishes his career with a career slash line of .281/.346/.402 and 314 steals. Furcal spent his 14 seasons with four different teams at the big league level. He came up with the Braves in 2000 and signed as a free agent with the Dodgers in 2006. Furcal was then traded to the Cardinals in 2011, helping the team capture the World Series that same year. His final team was the Miami Marlins in 2014.