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Dodgers place Rafael Furcal on disabled list with back injury

Aug 11, 2010, 5:15 PM EST

As expected, the Dodgers have placed Rafael Furcal on the disabled list with a strained lower back and called up Juan Castro from Triple-A to replace him on the roster.
After sitting out part of April and most of May with a hamstring injury Furcal hit .319/.381/.518 with eight homers, 26 total extra-base hits, 10 steals, and 41 runs in 57 games before landing back on the shelf.
He hasn’t played since August 2 and the DL stint is retroactive, so he’ll be eligible to return next week if healthy. Jamey Carroll will continue to fill in for Furcal at shortstop, with Castro serving as a utility man.

  1. Philip P - Aug 11, 2010 at 5:23 PM

    While a post season berth remainsa long shot, this team is starting to remind me of the 1988 squad with injury after injury resulting in different line ups almost every game and the lack of any one stand out on offense.

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