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Edgar Renteria commits to playing next year

Nov 7, 2010, 12:02 AM EDT

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World Series MVP Edgar Renteria, who weighed retirement during an injury-plagued 2010 season, told ESPN Deportes Saturday that he intends to play next season.

Renteria became a free agent earlier this week when the Giants declined his $10.5 million option for 2011.   The 34-year-old enjoyed a mild rebound offensively last season, hitting .276/.332/.374, but he played in just 72 games because of groin, hamstring and elbow problems.   He was a major disappointment in his first year with the Giants, as he hit just .250/.307/.328 in 460 at-bats.

Still a viable defensive shortstop, Renteria will probably get a starting job in 2011, though he’s definitely looking at a big paycut.   The Giants could invite him back, but he certainly won’t be the same kind of priority that fellow free agent Juan Uribe is.

  1. pisano - Nov 7, 2010 at 1:33 AM

    I hope the Giants sign Jeter , because if they sign him the Yankees won’t have to give him a mercy contract . The Yankees need to get alot more youth on that team , Jeter is on the way out , so now is as good a time as any to part company . If the Giants go after him (which we all know is manufactured BS) and he signs with them the Yankees don’t look like the bad guys. Please Giants sign him !!!

    • ditto65 - Nov 7, 2010 at 6:54 AM

      Umm, this post is about Renteria, not the Captain.

      • pisano - Nov 8, 2010 at 10:10 AM

        You’re right , but anything related to getting Jeter out of NY I’m jumping on . I’m afraid the Yankees will give him a multi- year contract like Posada’s and will be stuck with him . It’s time for a youth movement in NY.

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