Sun, 22 Jan 2012 19:16:20 -0800
Updating a previous report, the agent for free-agent INF David Eckstein (Padres) said his client has not decided to retire, and he will play if "the right opportunity arises."
Sun, 22 Jan 2012 12:16:41 -0800
Free-agent INF David Eckstein (Padres) has officially announced his retirement, even though several teams offered to bring him into camp. He did not play during the 2011 season.
Thu, 30 Jun 2011 06:17:01 -0700
Free-agent 2B David Eckstein (Padres) said he's not retired and received an offer to sign with a team four weeks ago, but he turned it down. Eckstein said it had to be the right situation. His brother, Washington Nationals hitting coach Rick Eckstein, said "I think in this game you get to a point where you know what you can do, and you want to be in a situation where people believe in you." "David has been a great attribute to baseball for 10 years. He brings a certain element to every team he's been a part of, and at some point, what he brings, people don't see it as a value. So he has decided not to play." Eckstein said.
Wed, 13 Apr 2011 09:28:37 -0700
Los Angeles Dodgers general manger Ned Colletti said the team had talks with free-agent 2B David Eckstein (Padres) roughly a month ago, but the team does not plan on re-engaging him, according to the Los Angeles Times' Dylan Hernandez.
Thu, 17 Mar 2011 01:45:36 -0700
The New York Mets told representatives for free-agent 2B David Eckstein (Padres) that there was no interest in him, according to SI.com's Jon Heyman.
Wed, 16 Mar 2011 12:41:23 -0700
The New York Mets have no interest in signing free-agent 2B David Eckstein (Padres) and there's a 50 percent chance that 2B Luis Castillo will open the season as the team's starting second baseman, according to Jon Heyman of SI.com.
Wed, 09 Mar 2011 10:52:32 -0800
Philadelphia Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said SS Wilson Valdez will be the team's starter at second base if 2B Chase Utley (knee) is not ready for the start of the season, according to ESPN.com's Jayson Stark. The team could look outside the organization if Utley is forced to miss the majority of the season. Free-agent 2B David Eckstein (Padres) could be an option.
Sun, 09 Jan 2011 12:32:41 -0800
The Washington Nationals and the representative for free-agent 2B David Eckstein (Padres) have reportedly "not communicated for a long time," according to MLB.com's Bill Ladson.
Wed, 24 Nov 2010 12:37:48 -0800
The San Diego Padres did not offer salary arbitration to 2B David Eckstein, SS Miguel Tejada, IF Jerry Hairston Jr., OF Matt Stairs and SP Chris Young, according to The San Diego Union-Tribune's Bill Center.
Tue, 02 Nov 2010 19:38:16 -0700
San Diego Padres 2B David Eckstein, SP Kevin Correia, OF Matt Stairs, IF Jerry Hairston Jr. and SS Miguel Tejada have all become free agents, according to The San Diego Union-Tribune's Bill Center.