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Red Sox sign Nomar Garciaparra, then announces retirement

The Red Sox and Nomar Garciaparra have agreed to a one-day contract, allowing the once All-Star shortstop to retire with his first organization. Garciaparra appeared in 65 games with the A's last season, hitting .281 with 3 home runs and a .314 on-base percentage.

In 14 professional seasons, Garciaparra is a career .313 hitter with a .361 on-base percentage. Garciaparra's best years came at the end of the 1990s, when he hit .357 and .372 in 1999 and 2000, respectively. 

He will join Baseball Tonight as a analyst for the 2010 season.