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Rafael Furcal had Tommy John surgery today

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ST. LOUIS, MO - MAY 23: Rafael Furcal #15 of the St. Louis Cardinals throws to first base against the San Diego Padres at Busch Stadium on May 23, 2012 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

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Rafael Furcal had Tommy John surgery today. You’ll be shocked to hear that it was successful. He also had a bone spur removed from his right elbow, reports the St. Louis Post-Disptach. He did not spring for the undercoating, however. As of a week ago, Furcal was given a 6-8 month recovery window, which will cost him the entire 2013 season.

In the Cardinals’ future: Pete Kozma at shortstop. In Furcal’s future: second base, perhaps. And that’s at best. He’ll be 36 when he comes back next year, so it’ll not be an easy task for him to find a job.