CINCINNATI(AP) —The Los Angeles Dodgers put shortstop Rafael Furcal(notes) on the bereavement list before the final game of their series against the Cincinnati Reds.
He left for the Dominican Republic to be with an ailing family member on Thursday.
He’s batting .302 since his return from a strained left hamstring on May 25, and had five hits in a 12-0 victory over the Reds on Tuesday night.
The Dodgers called up shortstop Chin-lung Hu(notes) from Triple-A Albuquerque to take his place. Hu has played in 82 games for the Dodgers during the past three years.