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Rafael Furcal could play 2B upon return

Updated: June 24, 2011, 10:26 PM ET
By Tony Jackson | ESPNLosAngeles.com

LOS ANGELES -- With injured Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Rafael Furcal on the verge of beginning a minor league rehabilitation assignment possibly as early as Sunday, club officials are mulling a move to second base for the veteran so the Dodgers can keep talented rookie Dee Gordon in the every-day lineup, manager Don Mattingly said Friday.

"We have talked about that," Mattingly said. "If I'm right, when Raffy played winter ball, he played a little second base. We were just talking about ...

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