UPDATE: The Dodgers just announced that Rafael Furcal and Jon Garland were placed on the disabled list while Ivan DeJesus Jr. and John Ely were called up from Triple-A Albuquerque.
12:00 PM: Another injury for the Dodgers’ infield? Shocking, I know.
Rafael Furcal left last night’s game against the Reds after suffering an injury to his left side during a rundown play in the second inning. According to Tony Jackson of ESPNLosAngeles.com, when asked if Furcal would need to be placed on the disabled list, Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said, “that’s the way it sounded.”
Furcal has already missed six weeks this season due to a broken left thumb. If this is an oblique injury, as the Dodgers fear, then Furcal could be sidelined for a month. The 33-year-old shortstop is batting .212/.246/.273 with one home run, five RBI and two stolen bases in four attempts over his first 17 games this season.
The Dodgers will promote an infielder, likely Ivan DeJesus Jr. or Russell Mitchell, before today’s game while Juan Uribe is expected to return from the disabled list tomorrow.