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Rafael Furcal eyes Friday return

Updated: September 1, 2010, 11:42 AM ET
By Tony Jackson | ESPNLosAngeles.com

LOS ANGELES -- Veteran shortstop Rafael Furcal said Tuesday that he hopes to return to the Los Angeles Dodgers lineup on Friday night against the San Francisco Giants. Furcal has been sidelined since suffering a lower back strain on Aug. 2.

Furcal said that if he experienced no issues in his pregame work on Tuesday, he will begin a two-game minor league rehabilitation assignment on Wednesday. Dodgers trainer Stan Conte said those two games will be at Triple-A Albuquerque, which ...

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