San Francisco Giants' Juan Uribe is congratulated by Tim Lincecum after Game 4 of baseball's World Series against the Texas Rangers Sunday, Oct. 31, 2010, in Arlington, Texas. At right is Aubrey Huff. The Giants won 4-0 to take a 3-1 lead in the series. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
It looks like the reigning World Series champion San Francisco Giants will not have one of their clutch hitters in 2011.
Giants announcer Renel Moon is not going to be pleased. She came up with the signature call of OOOOO-ribe that the fans quickly mimicked.
His departure leaves the Giants in greater need for a bat.
Uribe's batting average in the post-season was among the bottom dwellers, but he came up with several clutch hits that helped propel the team to victory.
The move doesn't come as a surprise. Last week the Giants offered the slugger salary arbitration. Uribe had until Tuesday to accept or reject the offer.