Renteria Open To Playing Second Base

Edgar Renteria told Enrique Rojas of ESPNDeportes that he would not mind switching to second base if that’s where a potential suitor needs him most (link in Spanish). Renteria says switching to third would be more difficult, but he is confident that he could play second. The 34-year-old has never played second or third base in over 2,000 games at the major league level.

Renteria’s willingness to move to second could lead to offers from teams like the Rockies and Dodgers, who have potential openings at second base and established shortstops.

The World Series MVP's postseason heroics should help him convince teams he can still play despite a forgettable regular season performance. The Colombia native batted .276/.332/.374 in 267 plate appearance last year, battling elbow, groin, hamstring and shoulder injuries. He considered retirement, but recently announced his intention to play in 2011.


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fitz
4 years 9 months ago

I think he will undoubtedly return. Second base makes sense for him as well.

In other, happier news Joe Morgan will not be returning to ESPN.
http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=5782045

myname_989
4 years 9 months ago

Thank god.

4 years 9 months ago

Great news, great news!

gigantes2425
4 years 9 months ago

Really? He’s almost as annoying as John madden. They talk about everything that pops into their little heads. From players to the type of cement that they use for the steps in the stadium.

Ian_Smell
4 years 9 months ago

I cannot tell you how happy I am. I am speechless. Thank you for that great news.

ellisburks
4 years 9 months ago

We have to find out what Ken Tremendous has to say about that!

ellisburks
4 years 9 months ago

We have to find out what Ken Tremendous has to say about that!

wickedkevin
4 years 9 months ago

YEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSS

wickedkevin
4 years 9 months ago

YEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSS

4 years 9 months ago

I think he’ll play short for the Reds or maybe return to the Giants.

suPaFreaK
4 years 9 months ago

As much as the whole city of San Francisco loves Renteria I’m not sure he comes back maybe for a playoff run again. I think he’s had a fulfilling career and if he wants to continue more power to him.

I just want to add Joe Morgan will not be color commentating games on ESPN! Thank God! Great player but man was he terrible at commentating. What does have to do with the Giants? Well we now get Jon Miller full time cause he’s leaving under his own power! Woot! Now if they could get Kruk & Kuip on Fox to commentate during playoffs I’m 100 percent sure the national audience won’t be bored and plus when they commentate local games they give accurate stories of both teams. Tim McCarver and Joe Buck just makes my ears bleed… and did anyone notice that when they displayed stats from the game they would be wrong during telecasts?

4 years 9 months ago

I’m okay with Jon Miller, I like listening to games he does. Morgan, with his constant self promotion and irrational likes and dislikes, as well as his seemingly ignorance of statistics has no business being associated with any contemporary baseball telecast. Just that simple. Buck and McCarver suck hard, if there were better broadcasters doing the playoffs I’d probably be more excited to watch the games. When the Cubs finally get back to the World Series that’s probably going to be my biggest regret, that those two melvins are going to be doing the play by play and color commentary.

fitz
4 years 9 months ago

Nah, those guys will be long dead by then. 😉

suPaFreaK
4 years 9 months ago

lol

fitz
4 years 9 months ago

Nah, those guys will be long dead by then. 😉

4 years 9 months ago

No Joe Morgan? The know-it-all is gone!

moonraker45
4 years 9 months ago

Worst. World Series. MVP. EVER

4 years 9 months ago

Worse than Livan Hernandez (1997)? I don’t think so!

4 years 9 months ago

Worse than Livan Hernandez (1997)? I don’t think so!

4 years 9 months ago

30 errors. That is all

4 years 9 months ago

i can really see Edgar going back to Atlanta, he was really well liked there and a great clubhouse guy and mentor for the young latin players. and he’d be a great insurance policy if chipper went down again and Prado has to go back to 3rd base

4 years 9 months ago

i can really see Edgar going back to Atlanta, he was really well liked there and a great clubhouse guy and mentor for the young latin players. and he’d be a great insurance policy if chipper went down again and Prado has to go back to 3rd base

Hubbs2
4 years 9 months ago

Hitting .330 generally makes you well liked

4 years 9 months ago

dodgers can sure use an MVP for them next season

doyers
4 years 9 months ago

dodgers should sign him. it would be nice double play combo with him at second base and Furcal at shortstop

TommyL
4 years 9 months ago

please no.