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Furcal to start Class A rehab stint on Monday

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PHILADELPHIA -- In a couple of days, Rafael Furcal is scheduled to start up his rehab assignment.

The 36-year-old second baseman, who opened the season on the disabled list with a strained left hamstring, is expected to join the Class A Jupiter Hammerheads for game action on Monday.

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PHILADELPHIA -- In a couple of days, Rafael Furcal is scheduled to start up his rehab assignment.

The 36-year-old second baseman, who opened the season on the disabled list with a strained left hamstring, is expected to join the Class A Jupiter Hammerheads for game action on Monday.

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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."

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