Reds Sign Edgar Renteria

The Reds have signed Edgar Renteria to a one-year deal, the team announced. The agreement guarantees him $2.1MM and allows him to earn another $900K through incentives. Bruce Levine of ESPNChicago.com first reported the agreement and Jon Heyman of SI.com added the terms of the deal (Twitter link). Agents Jeffrey Lane and Barry Meister represent the 2010 World Series MVP.

Earlier in the offseason, Renteria expressed interest in returning to the Marlins or Cardinals. A deal with the Reds would be a homecoming of sorts for Renteria, who played under GM Walt Jocketty from 1999-2004 while Jocketty was the St. Louis GM. 

Renteria, 34, says he intends to play for two more seasons. He batted .276/.332/.374 in 267 plate appearances last year, missing time with elbow, groin, hamstring and shoulder injuries before returning to form and leading the Giants to their first championship in San Francisco.

Renteria discussed a potential return to San Francisco, even after saying that the Giants' $1MM offer showed a "lack of respect."


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175 Comments on "Reds Sign Edgar Renteria"


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4 years 6 months ago

wow, didn’t see that coming… I guess the Reds gave some respect with this contract…

can’t wait to see the dollar amount

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$1529282
4 years 6 months ago

Click the actual link… Could be as high as $3M. Yeesh.

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4 years 6 months ago

geez, looks like he got his respekt

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Mario Saavedra
4 years 5 months ago

Twice as much money with the potential to earn three times more his past offer, I’d like a job offer with something like that.

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Chuck345
4 years 5 months ago

You’re getting totally disrespected if you haven’t received one yet.

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4 years 6 months ago

I really hope they still give Janish a real shot at being the everyday shortstop. Would Renteria have signed with the Reds even if it was a backup role?

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simmonaj
4 years 6 months ago

I agree I think Janish is a better SS than Renteria at this stage in his career. No way though that Renteria is the backup.

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HummBaby
4 years 6 months ago

Nobody cares. He’ll be on the DL 3/4 of the season.

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4 years 6 months ago

Renteria’s track record shows he is pretty durable, so I doubt he see a ton of time on the DL. This is a good signing by the Reds. Renteria is a winner, and should provide good leadership for a young team.

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gregtbone
4 years 6 months ago

Rent was on the DL about six times in the last two years. He also did some time on the DL in Detroit and Atlanta…I would not really call that durable. The Reds have a lot going for them, I hope he does not bring them down.

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simmonaj
4 years 6 months ago

He only played 72 games last year, I hope your right 3 mil is a lot for the reds to spend if the guy isn’t going to play

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robdicken
4 years 6 months ago

I’m not sure why you or anyone keep saying $3million is a ton of money to spend. The league average salary in 2009 was $3million. Which equates to this like being UNDER league average.

They aren’t overpaying for him.

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4 years 5 months ago

Given that 1 WAR on the free agent market is worth about $4.5 million, and that over the last two seasons he was worth 0.3 and 1.3 WAR respectively, it would appear that this works out to be a fair deal for the Reds. With Janish as an affordable backup option, if Edgar goes down with another popped hammy or whatever else, it probably won’t be a huge loss for the Reds.

That said, general opinion is that he won’t be worth much, rightly or not. When everyone is saying that he should retire, and then he comes out and says he wants to play for two more years… You’ll be hard pressed to convince people that paying him anything is wise.

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simmonaj
4 years 6 months ago

He only played 72 games last year, I hope your right 3 mil is a lot for the reds to spend if the guy isn’t going to play

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gmenfan
4 years 6 months ago

Having watched this guy for the last two seasons in San Francisco, the only player less durable is “Fragile” Freddy Sanchez.

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boo_lemaster
4 years 6 months ago

72 games over 2 years = durable?

Guest
4 years 6 months ago

Renteria’s track record shows he is pretty durable, so I doubt he see a ton of time on the DL. This is a good signing by the Reds. Renteria is a winner, and should provide good leadership for a young team.

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tenten
4 years 6 months ago

good for edgar… he still is a very good player….

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ARod's Ring
4 years 6 months ago

Correction! he still a baseball player.

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boo_lemaster
4 years 5 months ago

Correction! He still is a baseball player on occasion…2 yrs, 72 games w/ the Giants…hopefully is well rested and ready to make the lineup for the Reds this year

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ElTorro56
4 years 6 months ago

I take it you didn’t watch any SF Giants games this past season? You’re right, Renteria is a gamer. LOL

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55saveslives
4 years 6 months ago

Giants respected him with $18.5 million! Thanks for your HR Edgar…peace out!!