Furcal could be back as early as Sunday

Updated: May 21, 2010, 8:51 PM ET
By Tony Jackson | ESPNLosAngeles.com

LOS ANGELES -- Dodgers shortstop Rafael Furcal could be activated from the 15-day disabled list as soon as Sunday against Detroit, but manager Joe Torre hinted that with no game scheduled Monday, Furcal's return likely will be pushed to Tuesday night, when the club begins a three-game series at Chicago.

Furcal had hoped to skip a minor-league rehabilitation assignment, but Torre and trainer Stan Conte felt he needed at least one game to test his strained left hamstring under competitive ...

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