In a rehabilitation appearance with Albuquerque on Saturday, shortstop Rafael Furcal went 2 for 3 with a walk
, drove in three runs and – most importantly – batted right-handed for most of the game.
Hitting from the right side had been said to be the final hurdle
to Furcal's return to the Dodgers' active roster from a broken left thumb.
Furcal has been out since April 11 and has missed 33 of the Dodgers' 40 games this season.