May 2010

Green to Replace Furcal?

The early removal of infielder Nick Green from Monday night’s Albuquerque Isotopes game further fueled speculation that the Dodgers will place shortstop Rafael Furcal on the disabled list Tuesday with a right hamstring strain. Furcal was injured in the first game of last Tuesday’s double-header in New York trying to beat out a double-play grounder. He underwent a platelet-rich plasma injection Thursday to promote healing and has missed six games. This will be Furcal’s third trip to the disabled list in his five seasons with the Dodgers. — Ken Gurnick