Renteria not retiring
Posted on: November 6, 2010 8:10 pm
Edited on: November 6, 2010 8:16 pm
More news breaking in Spanish today, as ESPNdeportes.com reported that World Series MVP Edgar Renteria has decided to return for at least one more season. Renteria had contemplated going out on top after the Giants' victory.
"I'm staying. I feel that I still have a lot of baseball in my body," Renteria said by phone from his home in Miami. "[On] Monday I have a very important meeting with my agents to talk about my future, but I have already decided I will keep playing. That's all I can say until I meet with them."
The Giants did not pick up a $9.5 million option for next year, and Renteria will be free to negotiate with any other team starting at midnight Saturday night.
The 34-year-old shortstop batted .412 and drove in six runs in the World Series, including a three-run homer off Rangers ace Cliff Lee that accounted for all the Giants' runs in their clinching Game 5 victory. In the regular season, he batted .276/.332/.374, though he appeared in just 72 games and went on the disabled list three times.
-- David Andriesen
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