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What Number Nomar?

Usually, when a player of the star status of Nomar Garciaparra is traded, he will get his old uniform number with his new team.

Michael Barrett has been wearing #5, the number Nomar has worn his entire career with Boston.

ESPN's Nomar player page shows him as wearing #15 for the Cubs. I have no idea whether they actually have info on this, or whether it's an educated guess.

Here's mine. Since this happened so suddenly, I'll bet Nomar wears something other than #5 (and maybe #15, which is worn only in pregame by part-time coach Sonny Jackson) today only, then he'll make a deal with Barrett and be wearing #5 Tuesday in Colorado.

Want a further guess? Barrett takes over Alex Gonzalez' #8.

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