Noticed earlier that there was a Garciaparra playing in the Astros/Red Sox game today, and I couldn't figure it out. NESN is reporting that the Astros have signed infielder Michael Garciaparra to a minor-league contract. Which makes more sense.
Garciaparra will be 27 on April 2, and is 6'1, 160 - approximately the weight of my left leg.
In 2056 career minor-league ABs, Garciaparra has hit .262/.352/.342 with a 425K:227BB.
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.