It’s a scary thought, but according to CBS’ Jon Heyman, at least two teams have contacted Edgar Renteria in hopes the shortstop would come out of his assumed retirement and suit up for their respective teams:
edgar renteria has turned down 2 chances to play and looks like he may stay retired for now. id think the
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Renteria was given multiple minor league offers prior to the season start (and declined all), so, it’s not completely clear if Heyman is re-hashing old news or confirming that Renteria did indeed turn down two new offers. But given the Giants’ painful play at shortstop with Brandon Crawford and his nine errors (ranks second to last in fielding % and errors by shortstops, both behind the Dodgers’ Dee Gordon) you’d have to assume there was some internal discussion by the Giants’ brass at some recent point.
All that said, despite Crawford’s flaky play at short and his woeful stick in the batters box, Edgar Renteria isn’t much, if any, of an upgrade at his current stage. There’s no confirmation that the Giants did indeed call Renteria, but if Crawford doesn’t improve his play…..