Three days after receiving his injection, Rafael Furcal said his back feels much better, and both he and club officials remain hopeful he will be able to come off the DL as soon as he becomes eligible on Wednesday. He hasn’t started baseball activity yet, but he hopes to do so either Sunday or Monday at the latest. Probably won’t need a rehab because he hasn’t missed enough time to warrant one.
Here’s the lineup. DeWitt feels better, but Joe sat him for one more game against the lefty Joe Saunders.