The 24-year-old kid brother of Nomar was selected by Pat Gillick and the Mariners in the first round of the 2001 First-Year Player Draft and is a .267 hitter over five Minor League seasons.
Garciaparra was designated for assignment on April 1 by the Ms and has been added to the Phillies' 40-man roster, which stands at 38. He has played second base and shortstop in his career and gets on base at a reasonable clip for a utility-type player, but doesn’t have power. In 136 at bats with Triple-A Tacoma last season, Garciaparra hit .316/.422/.375. According to Phillies.com, he's expected to be assigned to Double-A Reading, where he could replace Joe Thurston, who was called up to Triple-A Ottawa over the weekend.