Posted: March 10, 2010, 1:11 PM ; Updated: March 10, 2010, 1:23 PM
Nomar Announces His Retirement
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) -- Nomar Garciaparra is retiring as a member of the Boston Red Sox.
The 1997 American League MVP signed a one-day contract with his former team Wednesday, then announced he's ending his 14-year career. Garciaparra will become an analyst for ESPN.
A first-round draft pick in 1994, the shortstop played parts of nine seasons in Boston, winning batting titles in 1999 and 2000. But he may be most famous in Red Sox lore for being traded as part of a four-team deal in 2004, a move that helped the club win its first World Series championship in 86 years.
Garciaparra spent the past five seasons with the Cubs, Dodgers, and A's. The six-time All-Star had a .313 career average with 229 home runs and 936 RBIs.
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