Nomar to announce retirement

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Walked into the pressbox Wednesday morning at City of Palms Park and it's all set up for a press conference. But it's not a Josh Beckett or Victor Martinez signing.

Nomar Garciaparra is announcing that he's retiring from baseball, according to multiple sources.

UPDATE (9:45 a.m.): Upon his retirement, Garciaparra will join ESPN as a baseball analyst. He will be seen primarily on Baseball Tonight but will also serve as an occasional game analyst. Read more here.