No surprise, but Jim Hendry has let Nomar's agent know that he should try to "find a better fit"
for Nomar elsewhere.
There's the usual "door is still open" stuff, but this is a pretty clear indication that Garciaparra won't be back with the Cubs. It closes the door on a chapter in Nomar's career, and the Cubs' history, that could have been so, so much better.
Final stats for Garciaparra in a Cubs uniform:
105 G, 395 AB, 56 R, 114 H, 26 2B, 0 3B, 13 HR, 50 RBI, 28 BB, 38 K, 289/350/453
Now he's off to Los Angeles, or Baltimore, or Minneapolis, or somewhere else, most likely to play third base.