Renteria targets Marlins, Cardinals
Posted on: November 12, 2010 6:18 pm
Edited on: November 12, 2010 7:19 pm
World Series MVP Edgar Renteria previously said he wanted to return to the Giants, but Thursday he told reporters in his hometown in Colombia that he wants to finish his career in either Miami or St. Louis.
Renteria began his career with the Marlins, and after three years he was traded to the Cardinals, for whom he played six years.
The shortstop, 34, considered retiring on top after delivering the decisive home run in the Giants' championship-clinching game and taking MVP honors, but said he consulted with Cardinals manager Tony La Russa, retired Braves manager Bobby Cox and retired Dodgers star Manny Mota before deciding to return.
"I would like to end my career in St. Louis or Florida," he said (translated from Spanish) as reported by Venezuela's El Nacional.
Renteria got a hero's welcome when he arrived in his hometown of Barranquilla, Colombia. The town had planned a public celebration for him, but he requested that it be scrapped in light of large-scale flooding that has caused widespread damage in the area.
"People are suffering, I suffer with them," he said. "I do not want parties."
-- David Andriesen
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