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Report: Edgar Renteria signs a one-year, $3 million deal with the Reds

Jan 6, 2011, 2:35 PM EDT

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A reader tipped me that Edgar Renteria‘s hometown newspaper was reporting that he has signed a deal with the Reds. I had no idea what Renteria’s hometown was, so I asked someone on Twitter and a couple clicks later I found this story:

El pelotero barranquillero Édgar Rentería jugará con los Rojos de Cincinnati la temporada de 2011 en el béisbol de las Grandes Ligas. El Jugador Más Valioso de la Serie Mundial 2010 con los Gigantes de San Francisco, firmó un contrato de tres millones de dólares por un año más bonificaciones por logros obtenidos.

I plunked it into Google translate, which thought that “milliones” was “billion” for some reason, when it’s clearly not, so whatever.  I can fake my way through that Spanish enough to figure out that they’re reporting that it’s a three million dollar deal for one year. Not sure if that means “plus incentives” or “with incentives” at the end, but I’m sure we’ll know soon enough.

No word from the team or anyone stateside.  We’ll obviously update when there’s some confirmation.

UPDATE: Bruce Levine of ESPN Chicago reported this a few minutes ago. Hadn’t seen it.

  1. jkcalhoun - Jan 6, 2011 at 2:43 PM

    But whose cap will he wear in Cooperstown?

    • paperlions - Jan 6, 2011 at 3:17 PM

      Whichever cap he wants, the dress code isn’t that strict for visitors.

      • jkcalhoun - Jan 6, 2011 at 3:27 PM

        Not one but two World Series-winning hits. Beyond Morrisian. He’s a lock.

      • Joe - Jan 6, 2011 at 4:31 PM

        He was the final batter in the 2004 World Series, too.

    • daredsock - Jan 6, 2011 at 4:01 PM

      i think its clear it would be the Cardinals cap..

  2. bloodysock - Jan 6, 2011 at 3:00 PM

    I guess $3 million is the point at which he was no longer insulted.

  3. chipperjavy10 - Jan 6, 2011 at 5:48 PM

    Not a hall of famer,no way no how…if Fred Mcgriff and Dale Murphy can’t get in,no way does renteria..

    • jkcalhoun - Jan 6, 2011 at 6:07 PM

      Cliff Lee’s nemesis. Hit to the score on both ends of his career. No way he’ll be overlooked.

  4. metalhead65 - Jan 6, 2011 at 8:51 PM

    when will the reds learn there is a reason people like him are available and it’s because they can’t play anymore!great he had a game winning homer for the giants and they gave him the mvp award, does not mean he can be an everyday shortstop and hit leadoff which he will for the reds once dusty writes his name in the lineup. why don’t they just let janish go to a team where he can be more than the batboy like he is for dusty?he did pretty good once last years veteran at short got hurt but not good enough for dusty. so he hits .260 with the hitters they have in that lineup you bat him 8th and enjoy his defense and whatever has offense he gives you. how hard is that to figure out dusty?the reds don’t have money to spend for a real everyday leadoff hitter but they throw awy up to 3 mill on a past his prime guy like this?it’s going to be a long year reds fans.

  5. clydeserra - Jan 6, 2011 at 11:56 PM

    Proven winner Edgar Renteria

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