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Carroll fills Furcal's shoes admirably

Utility man helps Dodgers stay afloat -- and right the ship -- during shortstop's DL stint.

Updated: May 24, 2010, 2:47 PM ET
By Tony Jackson | ESPNLosAngeles.com

LOS ANGELES -- No one in the Los Angeles Dodgers' clubhouse, least of all Jamey Carroll, would tell you this is a better team without Rafael Furcal playing shortstop and batting leadoff. No Dodger, least of all Carroll, would suggest Furcal hasn't been missed, even though this once-dormant season has been turned around during his time on the disabled list.

So with Furcal on the verge of returning from a left hamstring strain after a couple of false starts, it was clear to Carroll, ...

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