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Furcal remains away in wake of father's death

Furcal remains away in wake of father's death

BOSTON -- Shortstop Rafael Furcal probably won't rejoin the Dodgers until the middle of the week after the death of his father Sunday, manager Joe Torre said.

"We hope to see him by the middle of the week, but don't know for sure," said Torre.

Furcal was placed on the bereavement list by the Dodgers on Thursday so he could fly to the Dominican Republic and attend to an ailing family member. According to an ESPN report, Furcal's father, Silvino, died from injuries suffered when kicked in the chest by a horse three weeks earlier.

According to the report, funeral services will be held on Sunday and Monday in the Dominican near the Haitian border.

Chin-lung Hu was called up to take Furcal's place on the roster, and Jamey Carroll has been starting at shortstop since Furcal left.

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