Dodgers shortstop Rafael Furcal said he wanted to cry. But as frustrated as he was about landing on the disabled list for the second time this season, Furcal refused to say the "R" word Saturday. You know, "retire." Furcal said he learned his lesson in April, when he mentioned the possibility after breaking his thumb. "I don't want to say it again because they'll make a big deal of it in the Dominican," Furcal said. He smiled and shook his head. Earlier in the day, Furcal and Jon Garland were put on the disabled list, Furcal because of a left side muscle strain and Garland because of shoulder inflammation. Furcal and Garland became the ninth and 10th players on the Dodgers' current disabled list. Their places on the active roster were taken by infielder Ivan De Jesus Jr. and right-hander John Ely, who were called up from triple-A Albuquerque. Furcal returned to Los Angeles with Vicente Padilla, who experienced a sudden recurrence of the neck pain that sidelined him for the final month of last season. Furcal said he was unsure of when he would return. "Maybe 15 days, maybe a month," he said. He said he was injured when turning to make a throw to third base the previous night. "It's bad, man," he said. "Painful." Painful enough, he said, that he had to sleep on his right side. Furcal was eight for 19 in his last five games.
Dodgers put Rafael Furcal, Jon Garland on the disabled list
Los Angeles Times | Jun 5