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LaRoche out for 8-10 weeks with torn ligament

So Andy LaRoche ripped a ligament in his thumb while trying to catch a pickoff throw, so he'll be out for the next 2 months or so after his surgery to repair it.  This will probably end the whole competition between him and Garciaparra for the starting 3B job, assuming Nomar can have even a mediocre spring.  But if Nomar does terribly, the Dodgers might look to trade for a 3rd baseman, maybe like Brandon Inge or Joe Crede.  If they did this, LaRoche would probably be blocked out of a spot on the roster and he would be forced down to AAA.  If this happened, could we try to swipe him for some pitchers?  This would be harder now that Lowry's out, but we could find a way, right?  I bet we could try to sell them Sanchez, Hennessey, Correia or someone else that can both relieve and start.  That'd be nice for them because their rotation has a lot of injury possibility with Schmidt and Loaiza.  And also Hiroki Kuroda will probably suck, or at least I think he will, anyways.  But that would give them a pitcher that can fill a rotation spot if necessary, and if not they can take a spot in the bullpen. Any other ways we could try to steal LaRoche from them that aren't Mission Impossible related?

http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20080307&content_id=2412392&vkey=spt2008news&fex t=.jsp&c_id=mlb

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