Edgar Renteria is just 34, but nagging injuries may push him into retirement at the end of the season, according to Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle. The shortstop hopes to return from a sore elbow and help the Giants reach and play in the postseason, but after that he’ll consider retiring.
"My mind is good, but sometimes the body says, 'no,' because I've had a lot of injuries this year," Renteria said.
After undergoing offseason elbow surgery, Renteria has missed time with groin, hamstring and shoulder injuries in 2010. He told Schulman that he’d pursue business opportunities in Florida and his native Colombia if he retires.
Renteria has a .279/.336/.379 batting line in 264 plate appearances this year. That kind of production won’t be enough for the Giants to pick up the $10.5MM option they hold for Renteria in 2011. Instead, they’ll likely buy the five-time All-Star out for $500K. Renteria has over 2200 hits, nearly 300 steals, three Silver Sluggers and two Gold Gloves in his 15-year career.