The Dodgers on Monday announced the re-signing of National League Comeback Player of the Year Nomar Garciaparra to a two-year contract reportedly worth $18.5 million. Already looking for one power hitter, current management's interest in retaining Garciaparra soared after getting blindsided by the departure of right fielder J.D. Drew, who earlier this month exercised an option to void the final three years of his contract and took his 100 RBIs to the free-agent market. "Nomar played a huge role in the Dodgers' success last season and an offensive threat like him is not easy to find," said Dodgers general manager Ned Colletti. "His versatility, mental toughness, clutch performances and leadership capabilities make him a perfect fit for this team." Garciaparra will get a $2.5 million signing bonus, a salary of $7.5 million next season and $8.5 million in 2008, according to The Associated Press. His deal also contains performance bonuses and a no-trade provision.
Nomar Gets Two-Years, $18.5 Million