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Giants decline Edgar Renteria’s $10.5M option for 2011

Nov 4, 2010, 9:05 PM EST

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Veteran shortstop Edgar Renteria played the hero this year in the Giants’ amazing run to the World Series crown, batting .412 with six RBI over the course of the five-game Fall Classic.

But he’s probably not going to be back in 2011.

The Giants declined Renteria’s $10.5 million option on Thursday evening, according to the San Francisco Chronicle’s Henry Schulman.

Renteria will be 36 by the end of next season and played in only 72 games during the 2010 regular season campaign because of injuries and old age.

He’s talked a little about retirement and it’s never a bad thing to go out on top.  We’re guessing that’s the path he takes.

The Giants are also losing infielder Juan Uribe and will look to patch the holes via trade or the free agent market this winter.

  1. Chris Fiorentino - Nov 4, 2010 at 9:32 PM

    Maybe the Red Sox will sign him up again…LOL.

  2. Old Gator - Nov 4, 2010 at 10:31 PM

    But what have you done for me lately, Edgar?

  3. Nevis - Nov 5, 2010 at 2:06 PM

    Rent earned every cent in the World Series, but we all knew there was zero chance the Giants would fork out that money to keep him this year.

    I wouldn’t mind re-signing him to a fair market price, just until we can work in some younger guys at short.

    • FYMYAWF - Nov 5, 2010 at 11:01 PM

      Exactly right. Despite the WS heroism, Rent was a disappointment in both his seasons here, being on the DL most of the time and mainly ineffective when in the lineup. I agree, he could be a nice bench piece if he wanted to re-sign, but I don’t see him doing that. My gut tells me he’s done.

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