Nomar Garciaparra may have retired as a member of the Red Sox last week, but at least one Garciaparra will remain with a major-league organization this season.
According to Boston.com, the Astros have signed Michael Garciaparra, Nomar's younger brother, to a minor-league contract.
Michael is an infielder and a former first-round pick, like his older brother. Michael has never appeared in a major league game, but he will provide Houston a reliable option at the minor league level.
MLB.com initially reported that Michael had signed with the Red Sox, which would have made him the second Garciaparra to sign with Boston in the last eight days.