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Edgar Renteria intends to play this season

Feb 11, 2012, 12:45 PM EDT

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You know someone we haven’t heard much about lately? Edgar Renteria. There was a report in early December that the Royals met with his agent at the Winter Meetings, but they ultimately signed Yuniesky Betancourt to serve as a backup infielder. Getting passed over for Yuni? That’s a real blow to the ego.

Even though Renteria has struggled to draw much interest this offseason, Jon Heyman of reports that the veteran infielder plans to return for his 17th major league season. Where he’ll go is anyone’s guess, but Heyman speculates that the Astros, Cubs and Brewers are all “good fits.”

Renteria, 35, batted .251/.306/.348 with five home runs, 36 RBI, four stolen bases and a .654 OPS in 96 games with the Reds last season. He’ll almost certainly have to settle for a minor-league deal at this point.

  1. proudlycanadian - Feb 11, 2012 at 12:47 PM

    How about the Red Sox?

  2. metalhead65 - Feb 11, 2012 at 1:11 PM

    did anyone watch him play last year? the guy is just awful! only the fact he had dusty baker as manager was the reaqson he played everyday. any other manager would have played the minor league prospects they had when the reds were as out of the race as they were after june. but dusty will stick with his veterans no matter what. he kept insisting that renteria would warm up all season and he finally did at the end of agust! hope he is ready to take a pay cut because nobody will be as stupid as the reds and overpay this has been as much as they did last year.

  3. hushbrother - Feb 11, 2012 at 10:03 PM

    The Cubs? Theo ain’t signing this guy again.

  4. detroitcityryda - Feb 12, 2012 at 12:04 AM

    Play where? At Micky d’s all star game get this bust out of my app

  5. foreverchipper10 - Feb 13, 2012 at 5:26 PM

    I don’t practice Renteria. I ain’t got no crystal ball.

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