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Baseball notes: Rafael Furcal returns after missing more than a year

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Former Dodger Rafael Furcal, sidelined for more than a year by injuries, was in the Miami Marlins lineup at second base Friday night. Furcal missed all of 2013 because of an elbow injury and sat out the first 2 1/2 months of this season with hamstring and groin injuries. Manager Mike Redmond said he plans to play Furcal every day.

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Three-time All-Star reliever Heath Bell, released by Tampa Bay on May 4, signed a minor league contract with the Yankees.

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St. Louis ace Adam Wainwright could miss his next start because of tendinitis in his right elbow but says the injury isn't serious.

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The Cubs put outfielder Emilio Bonifacio on the disabled list because of rib-cage inflammation and activated outfielder Ryan Sweeney.

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Cincinnati right-hander Mat Latos, on the 60-day DL after elbow and knee surgeries, will make his season debut Saturday against Milwaukee.

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St. Louis activated first baseman Matt Adams from the DL and optioned rookie outfielder Oscar Taveras to triple A.

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Minnesota put outfielder Aaron Hicks on the 15-day DL with a right shoulder strain.

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Houston second baseman Jose Altuve was out of the lineup against Tampa Bay a night after being hit on the right hand.

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