Furcal should avoid trip to disabled list

Furcal should avoid trip to disabled list

NEW YORK -- An MRI on Dodgers shortstop Rafael Furcal's left hamstring revealed a "little strain," according to manager Joe Torre, who added that "it doesn't look like a DL thing."

Furcal suffered the injury trying to beat out a double-play grounder in the first game of Tuesday's doubleheader. He missed the nightcap and did not play Wednesday.

Torre said Furcal would be examined by team Dr. Neal ElAttrache on Thursday, when it will be decided if he should receive a platelet-rich plasma injection to promote healing.

Jamey Carroll, who started at shortstop for Furcal on Wednesday, scored two runs, with two walks and an infield single.