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Rafael Furcal is increasing his activities at the Roger Dean Stadium complex in Jupiter, Fla. The 36-year-old second baseman is on the disabled list with a left hamstring strain, and he is expected to begin playing in extended spring training games on Monday. Furcal is testing his leg by pushing it a little more. He isn't expected to be reinstated this month.

Once he is more comfortable, Furcal will play his rehab-assignment games with Class A Jupiter. The club expects him to play all or close to the 21 days position players are allowed on rehab assignment.

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Rafael Furcal is increasing his activities at the Roger Dean Stadium complex in Jupiter, Fla. The 36-year-old second baseman is on the disabled list with a left hamstring strain, and he is expected to begin playing in extended spring training games on Monday. Furcal is testing his leg by pushing it a little more. He isn't expected to be reinstated this month.

Once he is more comfortable, Furcal will play his rehab-assignment games with Class A Jupiter. The club expects him to play all or close to the 21 days position players are allowed on rehab assignment.

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