Rafael Furcal trips over rope, sprains thumb

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Rafael Furcal had a little accident and will miss Sunday night’s game with the Cubs.  Tweets Buster Olney:

Rafael Furcal sprained his thumb when bracing a fall, after tripping over a rope near the batting cage here in Wrigley…

Olney didn’t say which thumb.  Furcal broke his left thumb and missed six weeks earlier this season.  He also missed a month with a strained oblique, and he’s hit just .204/.275/.284 with 26 runs scored in 211 at-bats for the season.

With Furcal out, the Cards have Daniel Descalso playing shortstop and batting eighth tonight.  Skip Schumaker is in the leadoff spot.