Rafael Furcal SS MIA 2 Days

Rafael Furcal (hamstring) will begin a minor league rehab assignment Monday with High-A Jupiter.

Furcal logged just 18 at-bats during Grapefruit League action prior to injuring his left hamstring, so it will likely be a lengthy rehab assignment. Derek Dietrich and Jeff Baker will continue to fill in at second base for now.

Rafael Furcal SS MIA 6 Days

Rafael Furcal (hamstring) could begin playing in extended spring training games on Monday.

Furcal has been performing baseball activities for a bit and is now nearly ready for game action. He had just 18 Grapefruit League at-bats before injuring his left hamstring and is expected to require as many as three weeks of rehab games. A return around the beginning of May seems likely for Furcal.

Rafael Furcal SS MIA 17 Days

Marlins placed 2B Rafael Furcal on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to March 21, with left hamstring discomfort.

Furcal has been bothered by hamstring discomfort since mid-March and simply isn't back to 100 percent yet. He'll be eligible to return on April 6, but the Marlins might want to see him get some more at-bats before activating him. Derek Dietrich and Jeff Baker will fill in at second base for now.

Rafael Furcal SS MIA 20 Days

Rafael Furcal (hamstring) is expected to open the 2014 regular season on the 15-day disabled list.

The Marlins can back-date the stint so that he's eligible to return the second week of April. Furcal has been bothered since mid-March by left hamstring discomfort. Derek Dietrich is likely to make the Marlins' 25-man roster to help out in the early going at second base. It's a position to ignore this year in fantasy leagues.

Rafael Furcal SS MIA 21 Days

Rafael Furcal (hamstring) will play defense in a minor league game Wednesday.

Furcal, sidelined for over a week with a left hamstring injury, has been limited to DH duty in minor league games in recent days. There's still a chance he could be ready for Opening Day, but he's cutting things very close.

Rafael Furcal SS MIA 22 Days

Rafael Furcal (hamstring) went 1-for-6 with a walk as the designated hitter Tuesday in a minor league game.

Furcal, sidelined for over a week with a left hamstring injury, also reportedly "ran decently." He's not ready to play in the field yet, so a stint on the disabled list still appears likely. Derek Dietrich, Donovan Solano and Ed Lucas are the alternatives to play second base.

Rafael Furcal SS MIA 23 Days

Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports that it's "appearing more likely" that Rafael Furcal (hamstring) will begin the season on the disabled list.

Furcal played in a minor league game in the DH spot Monday, but he's running out of time to get ready for the opener. If a DL move is indeed needed, it could be backdated in order to allow Furcal to return as soon as April 5. "I don't want to play one day and take five days [off]," Furcal said. "They know. Everybody knows. We have a lot of good guys who can start. But I don't want to be on the field and not be able to do something because of my hamstring. No excuse." Derek Dietrich, Donovan Solano and Ed Lucas are options at second base for the Marlins if Furcal isn't ready.

Rafael Furcal SS MIA 23 Days

Rafael Furcal (hamstring) is scheduled to play in a minor league game on Monday in Marlins camp.

Furcal has been sidelined for over a week by a left hamstring injury, but the Marlins are holding out hope that he will be ready for the first game of the regular season. The oft-injured veteran infielder is expected to start at second base this summer for Miami. He is a bad fantasy option.

Rafael Furcal SS MIA 25 Days

Rafael Furcal will test his injured hamstring by running the bases on Saturday.

If all goes well, he'll return to the Marlins lineup in the coming days. The veteran infielder is still expected to begin the season as the Marlins starting second baseman, but he remains a poor fantasy option and is unlikely to keep himself off the disabled list.

Rafael Furcal SS MIA 1 Month

Rafael Furcal was lifted for a pinch-runner in the third inning of Saturday's Grapefruit League game due to a tight hamstring.

It's the same injury that Furcal has been battling all week, and Furcal indicated that it wasn't a big deal. He's expected to return to the Marlins lineup in a day or two.