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Considering retirement, Edgar Renteria says "I'm not proud of what I've done" for Giants

Sep 24, 2010, 11:18 AM EDT

Edgar Renteria has played just 71 games this season due to an assortment of injuries and poor production, and yesterday the 34-year-old infielder told Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle that he’s considering retirement after 15 seasons in the majors:

I feel good. My mind is good, but sometimes the body says, “No,” because I’ve had a lot of injuries this year. I’m not proud of what I’ve done. If they pay me to play, I just want to give back, not get injured. That’s me.

Renteria has earned $18.5 million over the past two seasons while hitting just .260/.317/.346 and playing in just 60 percent of the Giants’ games. The retirement talk is interesting, in part because he could no doubt stick around for several more seasons as a part-time player and in part because his current contract includes a $10.5 million team option or $500,000 buyout for 2011.
Retiring would free the Giants from having to pay that buyout, so if Renteria does decide to call it quits after the season expect him wait until San Francisco cuts him loose and he gets that final check.

  1. f*ck la - Sep 24, 2010 at 2:51 PM

    if you wanna give back edgar im sure the guy with the bowtie will take that 18 mil back.
    please do the giants a favor and hang em up. hes considering retiring because no one will be as stupid as sabean to pay you a fourth of that. imo he doesnt have enough heart to play for less.

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