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Baseball: Garciaparra to Play with LA Dodgers

Baseball star Nomar Garciaparra will play with the Los Angeles Dodgers next season. Garciaparra agreed to a one-year contract said to be worth $6 million.

He will be joining his former Boston Red Sox teammates Bill Mueller and Derek Lowe as well as former Boston manager Grady Little. Primarily a shortstop in his 10-year career, Garciaparra will play first base with the Dodgers.

The 32-year-old Garciaparra spent the 2005 season with the Chicago Cubs. But he played in only 62 games because of a left groin injury. In just 230 batting opportunities, Garciaparra had a .283 hitting average with nine home runs and 30 runs-batted-in in just 230 at-bats. He was the American League Rookie of the Year in 1997.