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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