January 21, 2009 |
There has been so much focus in recent days on money and the Phillies' efforts to sign core talent to new contracts that it's easy to forget the team still is looking for a piece or two as it prepares to defend its World Series title. Tops on general manager Ruben Amaro Jr.'s list is a righthanded bat to come off the bench. Amaro would like to sign veteran infielder Nomar Garciaparra, but the former two-time American League batting champion has not decided whether he wants to continue his career or retire.
January 23, 2009 |
Still waiting to hear whether Nomar Garciaparra wants to continue his playing career, the Phillies have shown an interest in several other righthanded hitters who might be able to fill a reserve role with the club. A major-league source said yesterday that the Phils have pursued veteran free agent Moises Alou "pretty hard. " Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. confirmed interest in the 42-year-old Alou but did not sound as if a deal was imminent. "It's a possibility," Amaro said.
May 30, 2004 |
Boston Red Sox shortstop Nomar Garciaparra, who hasn't played all season because of a sore Achilles tendon, is to begin a rehabilitation assignment in triple A today. Garciaparra plans to play two games with Pawtucket in Louisville, Ky., then return to Boston to work with a therapist for a couple of days. He is expected to rejoin the farm team in Toledo, Ohio, after an off-day on Wednesday. Red Sox manager Terry Francona said Garciaparra will play four or five innings and bat leadoff to maximize his at-bats.
March 7, 2009 |
The Yankees would prefer that Alex Rodriguez plays with a hip injury, but manager Joe Girardi said surgery before Opening Day remains an option for New York's third baseman. "Ultimately it comes down to Alex; what he feels is best, get the information, talk about it as an organization," Girardi said yesterday in Tampa, Fla. "Talk about it with Alex, and ultimately he has to make the decision. It's a tough decision no matter what. " Rodriguez had additional tests on his injured right hip in Colorado yesterday, according to team co-chairman Hal Steinbrenner.
August 30, 2001 |
Nomar Garciaparra said his season is not over. Without him, Boston's might be. The Red Sox placed the all-star shortstop on the 15-day disabled list yesterday after an MRI showed swelling in his surgically repaired right wrist. "It just wasn't recovering the way it should be," said Garciaparra, who underwent surgery in April and missed nearly the first four months of the season. Garciaparra said he needs two weeks of rest before deciding whether he can play again this season.
July 7, 2006 |
The Phillies' Bobby Abreu came up short in his bid for another All-Star Game appearance. Los Angeles Dodgers first baseman Nomar Garciaparra earned the final National League all-star spot in Internet voting. The game is Tuesday at Pittsburgh's PNC Park. Garciaparra beat out Milwaukee pitcher Chris Capuano, Abreu, New York Mets closer Billy Wagner and San Diego pitcher Chris Young. Chicago White Sox catcher A.J. Pierzynski topped Minnesota pitcher Francisco Liriano for the final American League spot.
December 20, 2005 |
Nomar Garciaparra will play first base for the Los Angeles Dodgers next season, it was announced yesterday. A five-time All-Star at shortstop, Garciaparra agreed to a 1-year deal with the Dodgers Sunday. It will pay him $6 million in base salary, with performance bonuses that could add $4 million. The Dodgers also are said to be close to signing former Phillies centerfielder Kenny Lofton. In other baseball news: Catcher A.J. Pierzynski and the Chicago White Sox agreed to a 3-year, $15 million contract.
May 12, 1998 |
Red Sox shortstop Nomar Garciaparra, the 1997 American League rookie of the year, has a mild shoulder separation and will probably miss at least a week, the team said after he was examined yesterday. Garciaparra hurt the shoulder diving for Shane Halter's single up the middle in the bottom of the seventh inning of Friday's game at Kansas City, and sat out games on Saturday and Sunday. To replace Garciaparra, the Red Sox purchased the contract of infielder Lou Merloni from triple-A Pawtucket of the International League.
September 19, 2008 |
D?j? vu all over again? Only four of the New York Mets in Wednesday's lineup against the Washington Nationals were with them when they lost 12 of their last 17 games last season to hand the National League East title to the Phillies. After beating the Nationals, 7-2, last night, New York remained a half-game behind the Phils. This is a different Mets team, third baseman David Wright says. When he talks about last season, he refers to "that team," not "our team. " "Last year was a failed opportunity," Wright said.
April 20, 2006 |
Nomar Garciaparra's long-awaited debut with the Los Angeles Dodgers could come as soon as Saturday. The team sent the converted first baseman on a 2-day minor league rehab assignment with Triple A Las Vegas last night. The plan is to let Garciaparra play about six innings tonight and then play for a longer stretch tomorrow. "If everything goes well, he'll be here in Saturday, "said Dodgers manager Grady Little, who managed Garciaparra in Boston. Garciaparra, who turns 33 in July, strained the rib-cage muscle in his right side on April 2 at Anaheim while swinging at a pitch in the Dodgers' final exhibition game.