Tigers Decline To Offer Arb To Renteria

3:31pm: Andrew Baggarly thinks Renteria and the Giants are "gravitating toward each other" now that he won’t cost a draft pick.  Baggarly believes the Giants might be ready to back off from Furcal over health concerns.

2:42pm: According to Jon Paul Morosi of the Detroit Free Press, the Tigers declined to offer arbitration to Edgar Renteria today.  The risk of the Type A free agent accepting must’ve been too strong.  Since he will not cost any draft picks, Renteria now becomes more appealing to potential suitors.  Rafael Furcal is neither Type A nor B, so he carries the same appeal.

Only 17.3% of MLBTR readers expected the Tigers to offer arb to Renteria.

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