ARLINGTON, TX - NOVEMBER 01: Edgar Renteria #16 of the San Francisco Giants hits a 3-run home run in the seventh inning against Cliff Lee #33 of the Texas Rangers in Game Five of the 2010 MLB World Series at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on November 1, 2010 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Edgar Renteria
While it was widely expected Edgar Renteria would leave the game of baseball and retire at the top, the World Series MVP has other plans.
ESPN.com is reporting the 2010 World Series hero is not ready to call it quits and wants to give it one more go.
"I'm staying, I feel that I still have a lot of baseball in my body" Renteria explained.
Renteria had an epic performance in the World Series, batting .412 with two home runs and six RBIs which got him the coveted MVP. But he had a lackluster 2010 season and a two year stint with the Giants which saw him under perform. Renteria spent all but 72 games on the disabled list this year with only three home runs.
He spoke often prior to the post-season about this being his last year in the big leagues.
Because of the overall numbers, the Giants as expected declined Renteria's $9.5 million option, buying him out for $500,000 and making him a free agent.
Apparently, the World Series high was enough to change Renteria's mind. It made him feel like he still has something left in the tank.
"Monday I have a very important meeting with my agents to talk about my future, but I have already decided I will keep playing." Renteria told ESPN.
Renteria's career has spanned 15 seasons with the Marlins, Cardinals, Red Sox, Braves, Tigers, and Giants. He is a career .287 hitter with 135 homers and 887 RBIs. He appeared in 5 All Star games and earned two gold glove awards. Renteria also knocked in the winning runs for the Florida Marlins in the 1997 World Series.