Giants Rumors: Renteria, Howry

8:02pm: MLB.com’s Chris Haft says the Giants accelerated their pursuit of Bob Howry now that the Cubs chose not to offer him arbitration.

6:55pm: The AP has an update on the Giants’ pursuit of free agent shortstop Edgar Renteria, though there’s not much new info.  The Giants and Renteria are discussing the parameters of a deal and he is their top option at short.  It makes sense that things will get moving now that Renteria failed to receive an offer of arbitration from the Tigers.