Giants Snag Possible Replacement for Vizquel

Report doesn't say whether Vizquel leaving

Edgar Renteria will become the second free agent to join the San Francisco Giants in as many days, with the team expected to announce Thursday that he will replace 11-time Gold Glove shortstop Omar Vizquel.

Renteria will receive an $18.5 million, two-year contract.

Giants general manager Brian Sabean has had a busy week, signing right-handed reliever Bobby Howry to a one-year contract Wednesday and following that up by getting things done with Renteria. The sides were close after a meeting Wednesday.

The Detroit Tigers declined to offer Renteria salary arbitration Monday.

Renteria, a 13-year big league veteran, batted .270 with 10 homers and 55 RBIs this year for the Tigers, who after the season declined their $11 million option for Renteria and gave him a $3 million buyout.

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