Nomar Garciaparra recently learned that he has a unique condition where his body produces excess scar tissue while healing. The third-baseman is expected to return to the Dodgers' line-up sometime after the All-Star Break. However, the Dodgers will probably limit his playing-time to keep him off of the Disabled-List. Since the 2001 Regular Season or so, Garciaparra has been a magnet to injuries.
Update: Nomar Garciaparra is now expected to return to the Dodgers' line-up sometime in mid-July. Initially, we learned that the slugger may return as a shortstop. But if Furcal is back in action by then, Garciaparra may come back as a third-baseman.