I knew that injury-free streak of Furcal’a was too good to last. The shortstop landed on the 15 day DL with his troublesome back. Hurry back Raffy, we need you! From the Times story:
Shortstop Rafael Furcal, who has missed the Dodgers’ last five games because of lower back pain, was placed on the 15-day disabled list Monday. The move is retroactive to May 6, meaning the earliest Furcal can be activated is May 21 for the final game of a three-game series at Dodger Stadium against Cincinnati.
Furcal’s place on the active roster will be taken by utility infielder Luis Maza, whose contract was purchased from triple-A Las Vegas. Maza, a 27-year-old career minor leaguer, can play shortstop, second base, third base and the three outfield positions, providing the Dodgers with much-needed versatility.