By Jon Becker
Thursday, February 26th, 2009 at 9:36 pm in Spring Training.
Nomar Garciaparra is reportedly narrowed his decision down to either signing with the Oakland A’s or opting for retirement.
Garciaparra, a career .313 hitter who batted .264 in 55 games with the Dodgers last year, was being pursued by both the A’s and Phillies. Foxsports.com’s Ken Rosenthal, citing multiple sources, reported that Philadelphia is “fairly certain” to be out of the running for the 35-year-old Garciaparra.
Rosenthal also has updates on the A’s pursuit of shortstop Orlando Cabrera and left-handed reliever Denys Reyes.
Here’s a link to Rosenthal’s report.