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Edgar Renteria | Shortstop

Team: Cincinnati Reds
Age / DOB:  (42) / 8/7/1975
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 200
Bats / Throws: Right / Right

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Edgar Renteria announced his retirement on Thursday.
The 36-year-old held a press conference at his home in Colombia to make the decision official. Renteria batted .286/.343/.398 over 16 major league seasons, winning two Gold Gloves at shortstop and earning All-Star Game nominations five different times. He was named World Series MVP with the Giants in 2010. Thu, Mar 21, 2013 03:36:00 PM

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Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports that Edgar Renteria has turned down two contracts and is still leaning toward retirement.

Renteria was offered minor league deals from two National League clubs over the winter and turned them down, though we aren't sure if those are the offers Heyman is alluding to. The 35-year-old has not filed retirement papers because he remains open to resuming his career if the right opportunity comes along; Heyman mentions the Brewers as a possibility. The five-time All-Star and two-time Gold Glove winner owns a .286/.343/.398 career batting line over 16 major league seasons to go along with 2,327 hits.
Sat, May 19, 2012 09:33:00 PM

Ken Rosenthal of was told by Edgar Renteria's agent, Barry Meister, that his client does not intend to play this season and is leaning toward retirement.

Renteria was offered minor league deals from two National League clubs, but turned them down. The 35-year-old will not file retirement papers because he remains open to resuming his career if the right opportunity comes along. The five-time All-Star and two-time Gold Glove winner owns a .286/.343/.398 career batting line over 16 major league seasons to go along with 2,327 hits.
Wed, Feb 22, 2012 11:29:00 AM's Jon Heyman confirms Edgar Renteria intends to return for his 17th major league season.

Renteria was active for just 96 games this past season and will likely settle for a non-guaranteed contract as a backup infielder. According to Heyman, the Astros, Cubs and Brewers are among the teams that could be interested.
Sat, Feb 11, 2012 12:55:00 PM

Jerry Crasnick of reports that the Royals met with Edgar Renteria's agent during the Winter Meetings.

The Royals are currently looking for a backup infielder and are said to be considering multiple options. Renteria, 35, batted .251/.306/.348 with five home runs, 36 RBI and a .654 OPS over 333 plate appearances with the Reds this past season. He may have to settle for a minor league deal.
Wed, Dec 7, 2011 11:47:00 AM

Jon Paul Morosi of reports that Edgar Renteria intends to continue his playing career in 2012.

Renteria got hot during the Giants' World Series run in 2010, but he's been pretty awful the last three regular seasons, most recently batting an ugly .251/.306/.348 for the Reds this year while showing less range than ever at shortstop. The 36-year-old will likely have to settle for a minor league deal.
Fri, Nov 4, 2011 08:45:00 AM

The Reds are not expected to retain Edgar Renteria or Ramon Hernandez during their five-day exclusive negotiating window.

Renteria appeared in 91 games for the Reds and batted .251/.306/.348 with a 3.52 range factor and .959 fielding percentage. Hernandez is a plus hitting catcher who will likely draw some interest as a backup on the open market.
Sat, Oct 29, 2011 12:06:00 PM

Reds manager Dusty Baker said Edgar Renteria (groin) could return to the lineup during the series with the Marlins that begins Tuesday.

Renteria was able to pinch-hit Saturday, but Baker was set to pinch-run for him if he got on. "That’s a sign he’s getting closer," Baker said. "Maybe in Florida. He had a good at-bat, an excellent at-bat. I was going to have Homer (Bailey) run for him. I have pinch-hitters, pinch-runners, pinch-everything."
Sun, Aug 21, 2011 01:18:00 PM

Edgar Renteria flied out as a pinch-hitter Saturday.

Renteria hadn't played since Tuesday, when he strained his groin. His appearance as a pinch-hitter indicates that he'll likely be available to start shortly.
Sun, Aug 21, 2011 02:56:00 AM

Reds manager Dusty Baker thinks Edgar Renteria (groin) could be available to play "in a couple of days."

"It's daily," Baker said of Renteria's status. "I was informed that Edgar could be back and ready in a couple of days. It's not easy playing short[handed], especially on the infield." With Zack Cozart having season-ending elbow surgery, the Reds are down to Paul Janish at shortstop for the time being, with Miguel Cairo and Todd Frazier available to play there in a pinch.
Fri, Aug 19, 2011 08:30:00 PM

Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic heard Wednesday that the D'Backs are unlikely to land Edgar Renteria.

"They won't move him," the source told Piecoro. Arizona expressed mild interest in acquiring the veteran Renteria from the out-of-contention Reds, but it doesn't sound like a deal will wind up going through.
Wed, Aug 17, 2011 07:05:00 PM

John Gambadoro of 620 KTAR in Phoenix reports that the Diamondbacks are looking into Edgar Renteria.

The D'Backs, who lost Stephen Drew to a fractured ankle earlier this season, are hoping to pad the depth on their middle infield. Renteria has lost a couple steps defensively and is no longer a consistent offensive performer, but he played a huge role for the Giants last postseason and Arizona may be attracted to his experience.
Wed, Aug 17, 2011 05:29:00 PM

Edgar Renteria has been diagnosed with a strained left groin.

Renteria had to exit Tuesday's game after contributing an RBI double in the seventh inning. We'll know more about his status going forward after he's reevaluated Wednesday, but it certainly seems possible that the DL could be in order. Paul Janish will handle shortstop while Renteria is out.
Tue, Aug 16, 2011 09:11:00 PM

Edgar Renteria left Tuesday's game in the seventh innings with an apparent leg injury.

Renteria doubled in a run by limped into second base and was promptly removed for a pinch-runner. We'll update his status when more is known.
Tue, Aug 16, 2011 08:56:00 PM

Edgar Renteria belted a grand slam in Tuesday's win over the Astros.

It was his only hit in four trips to the plate, but it's all the offense Reds needed as they held the feeble Astros offense to just one run. Renteria is getting a shot at regular playing time again with Zack Cozart's injury, but with a horrid .247/.312/.324 batting line for the season, don't get used to many more big hits.
Tue, Aug 2, 2011 11:02:00 PM

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