Strained Hamstring Sends Rafael Furcal To The DL

Through much of April, Dodgers shortstop Rafael Furcal was enjoying a nice resurgence after overcoming back problems that plagued him in years past. However, a wrong step while running the basepaths on April 27th resulted in a hamstring strain, and though the team didn't think he'd be out very long and gave him a platelet-rich plasma injection, Furcal's going to land on the DL after all:

Rafael Furcal, who finally appears to be recovered from a back injury that required surgery two years ago, is heading to the disabled list.

Multiple baseball sources told The Times that the Dodgers are planning to move Furcal to the 15-day disabled list Tuesday with a strained left hamstring. The sources spoke on the condition of anonymity because the move hasn't been officially announced.

Through 91 trips to the plate, Furcal has hit .309 with nine walks and eight stolen bases. He'll be eligible to return in a week and a half, as the DL trip will be retroactive to April 28th, but in the meantime, the Dodgers will bring up infielder Nick Green, who's batting .210 so far in AAA Albuquerque after posting a .669 OPS with the Red Sox a season ago.

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