Rafael Furcal has hit the bereavement list as he tends to a family member struggling with illness.
The move leaves the Dodgers without their tablesetter for at least three games and no more than seven, according to the rules of the bereavement list. He will miss Thursday's series finale against the Reds and at least the first two games of the highly-anticipated matchup of the Dodgers and Red Sox which will see Manny Ramirez return to his old stomping grounds.
Furcal was hitting .305 on the year and will be replaced at short by backup infielder Jamey Carroll and Chin-Lung Hu, who was recalled from Triple-A Alberqueue to fill Furcal's spot on the roster. It's Hu's first appearance in the bigs in 2010. He has parts of three seasons experience under his belt and was hitting .298/.321/.392 over 194 at-bats for Alberqueue.
-- Evan Brunell
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