Garciaparra latest big-leaguer to opt out of Classic
LOS ANGELES -- Nomar Garciaparra decided not to play for Mexico in the World Baseball Classic next month, pulling out of the international tournament to concentrate on switching positions with his new team.
The 32-year-old Garciaparra, who signed a free-agent contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers in December, issued a statement through the team on Friday.
"While I am honored to have been asked to participate, at this
point, I believe it is really important for me ...
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|FINAL||Japan 10, Cuba 6|
March 20, 2006
Petco Park, San Diego, Calif.
|MVP||Daisuke Matsuzaka, P, Japan|
NATIONAL TEAM CAPSULES
|Pool A||Pool B|
|Pool C||Pool D|