Since the Marlins opened their road trip, Furcal has been at the Roger Dean Stadium complex in Jupiter, Fla., receiving treatment and going through baseball activities. In recent days, he has been running without discomfort, and the team is ready for him to play in games.
The plan is for Furcal to spend a week with the Hammerheads, and then a week with Double-A Jacksonville. He will be evaluated after that.
Position players can spend a maximum of 21 days on a rehab assignment.
"The last couple of days he's been feeling good," manager Mike Redmond said. "We've been getting the reports. He's running. He feels good. He's ready to go."