Renteria officially retires

The Sports Xchange
The SportsXchange

Former shortstop Edgar Renteria announced his retirement Thursday after 16 major-league seasons.
The 36-year-old held a press conference in Colombia to make his decision official. He batted .286 with 140 home runs for the Florida Marlins, St. Louis Cardinals, Boston Red Sox, Atlanta Braves, Detroit Tigers, San Francisco Giants and Cincinnati Reds, and was named to five All-Star teams.
As a 20-year-old in 1997, his 11th inning singled scored Craig Counsell and won the World Series for the Marlins. In 2010, he batted .412 with six RBIs, and smacked a big home run to earn Series MVP honors. He also made the final out for St. Louis in 2004, when the Cardinals lost to the Red Sox.
Renteria's final season came in 2011, when he batted .251 in 299 at-bats for the Reds.

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