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Report: Rafael Furcal To Approve Trade To Cardinals

Before tonight's game against the Diamondbacks at Dodger Stadium, Dodgers general manager Ned Colletti would not elaborate on the status of Rafael Furcal getting traded to St. Louis, saying only that there were "a handful of issues" to get sorted out before the deal is official. Chief among those issues is Furcal waiving his no-trade clause.

According to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, Furcal has in fact agreed to waive the no-trade clause, though nothing is yet official.

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Before the game, Furcal was at Dodger Stadium, playing coy about any possible trade, saying that he would have to talk to his agent. However, Furcal did say to check back with him after the game.

Once the trade becomes official, the Dodgers will recall shortstop Dee Gordon from Triple A, likely in time for Sunday's series finale with Arizona. It is still not yet clear what player or players the Dodgers are receiving from St. Louis, nor is it clear how much of the roughly $3.9 million of Furcal's remaining salary will be paid by the Dodgers.

Stay tuned after the Dodgers' game with Arizona tonight.

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