Edgar Renteria Will Play In 2011

The last couple months have been rather eventful for Edgar Renteria. In September, the 34-year-old was battling injuries and admitted that he was considering retiring at the end of the season. Just over a month later, he was helping lead the Giants to a World Series victory, earning MVP honors in the process. Earlier this week, the Giants declined Renteria's $10.5MM option for 2011, but the two-time Gold Glover tells Enrique Rojas of ESPNDeportes that he'll continue to play next year after all.

"I'm staying, I feel that I still have a lot of baseball in my body," Renteria said. "[On] Monday I have a very important meeting with my agents to talk about my future, but I have already decided I will keep playing. That's all I can say until I meet with them."

Although Renteria was moderately productive when he was on the field for the Giants this year, hitting .276/.332/.374 in 267 plate appearances, he isn't the offensive threat he once was. Since posting a .332/.390/.470 slash line for the Braves in 2007, the veteran has an OPS of just .676 in three seasons with Detroit and San Francisco. Still, the free agent market for shortstops is thin, so Renteria's postseason heroics should help garner some interest this winter.

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