Marlins place Furcal, Lucas on DL

Miami, FL ( - The Miami Marlins placed infielders Rafael Furcal and Ed Lucas on the 15-day disabled list Sunday in preparation for Opening Day.

The move for Furcal, who is dealing with a left hamstring strain, is retroactive to March 21, while Lucas' DL stint is retroactive to March 28, one day after he sustained a non-displaced fracture in his left hand.

Also Sunday, Miami selected the contracts of outfielder Reed Johnson and pitcher Kevin Slowey and designated pitcher Michael Brady and outfielder Brian Bogusevic for assignment.

The Marlins open the 2014 campaign at home against Colorado on Monday.

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