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Nomar Garciaparra is joining Trot Nixon in the DL and might not resurface until the end of April or later.
Should the A-Rod/Ramirez deal go through, Boston will ship Nomar Garciaparra to Chicago for Magglio Ordonez.
The Alex Rodriguez-for-Manny Ramirez trade would make Nomar Garciaparra expendable.
The Alex Rodriguez-Manny Ramirez deal is dependent on incumbent shortstop Nomar Garciaparra being moved.