Rafael Furcal (thumb) is close to being able to resume baseball-related activities.Furcal has been out since April 12 with a broken thumb. "It's starting to feel much better," and on Monday "we've got three weeks [since the injury] and we can start, maybe, seeing what we can do," Furcal said. "Getting close to being able to start doing some baseball activities, and we'll see where we get to go from there," Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said. "He's walked around showing me he can move [the thumb] and it's not hurting him." If all goes well, Furcal should be back by the end of the month.
So, what should be expect from him the rest of the way? Will he produce as a top-10 shortstop the rest of the way, or is he past being serviceable in most league formats??