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Report: Edgar Renteria willing to move to second base

Nov 8, 2010, 8:34 PM EST

Renteria running

World Series MVP Edgar Renteria said over the weekend that he has no plans to hang ‘em up and now he tells Enrique Rojas of ESPNDeportes.com that he is willing to move to second base in order to prolong his career.

Here’s the link on Twitter and the news story on ESPN Deportes, if you are in the mood for some translating.

Spoken like a true free agent. For all his injuries and general lack of production over the past two seasons, Renteria is still a perfectly capable defensive shortstop. Perhaps moving to a less demanding position would allow him to stay on the field, but this sounds like an effort to increase his marketability rather than his true preference. He’s not going to find anywhere close to the $9 million he made this past season, but the 35-year-old should be able to find a starting job somewhere.

  1. WhenMattStairsIsKing - Nov 9, 2010 at 11:37 AM

    Backup MIF for the Cubs, mayhaps? I’d be cool with that.

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