1:33pm: Henry Schulman says Renteria’s deal has a $9.5MM option for 2011 with a $500K buyout. Also, Renteria can void the option and take the buyout if he’s traded during the contract.
10:49am: According to Ken Rosenthal, the Giants signed shortstop Edgar Renteria worth $18.5MM. Obviously the Giants feel Renteria will bounce back from last year’s .270/.317/.382 line. His defense was below average too, though, and at 33 that may not change. That Renteria was able to get this deal speaks to the scarcity of available shortstops.