Dodgers activate Furcal from DL

Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Rafael Furcal has been activated from the 15-day disabled list after missing 24 games because of a strained left hamstring.

Furcal was in the leadoff spot against the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday night. He has not played since April 27, when he hurt himself running to first base in a doubleheader at New York. He was hitting .309 with six RBIs in 19 games.

The Dodgers also placed left-handed reliever George Sherrill on the 15-day DL because of tightness in his mid-back. He is 0-1 with a 7.36 ERA in 22 appearances.