Furcal placed on 15-day disabled list

Furcal placed on 15-day disabled list

LOS ANGELES -- The Dodgers placed shortstop Rafael Furcal on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday with a strained left hamstring and purchased the contract of Nick Green from Triple-A Albuquerque.

To make room for Green on the 40-man roster, the Dodgers moved pitcher Cory Wade from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day list, which does not count against the 40-man roster.

Furcal was injured in the first game of last Tuesday's doubleheader in New York trying to beat out a double-play grounder. He underwent a platelet-rich plasma injection Thursday to promote healing and has missed six games.

Prior to the leg injury, Furcal said he had been feeling healthier than he has in years. He was batting .309 with 15 runs in 19 games and had already stolen eight bases, a number he didn't reach last year until Sept. 8. This is Furcal's third trip to the disabled list in his five seasons with the Dodgers.

His disabling is retroactive to Wednesday, and he is eligible to be activated May 13, a day off. Jamey Carroll has started at shortstop in Furcal's absence.

Green, 31, was removed in the sixth inning of Albuquerque's game in Memphis Monday night. He is hitting .219 this year with two homers and seven RBIs. He played 104 games with Boston last year then underwent surgery to repair a herniated disk in his back. He also has Major League service time with Atlanta, Tampa Bay, the Yankees and Seattle.

Furcal is the sixth Dodger currently on the disabled list, joining Brad Ausmus, Vicente Padilla, Manny Ramirez, Wade and Jeff Weaver.

Green is the fifth non-roster player to make the Dodgers' 25-man roster this year, joining Garret Anderson, Ramon Ortiz, Russ Ortiz and Weaver.

Ken Gurnick is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.