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Swan Song for Renteria?

Renteria's future uncertain



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    San Francisco Giants' Edgar Renteria, right, is tagged out by Houston Astros catcher Ivan Rodriguez after trying to score from second base on a Eugenio Velez hit in the second inning of a baseball game Monday, Aug. 3, 2009, in Houston. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)

    Whether the San Francisco Giants make the playoffs or not, you may not see Edgar Renteria in a baseball uniform once the season ends. After a frustrating two years with the Giants, which have been riddled by injuries, Renteria is considering retirement after 15 big league seasons, the San Francisco Chronicle is reporting.

    Renteria has missed 120 games and hit only .260 with eight home runs since signing his two-year, $18.5 million contract with the Giants in 2009. The Giants did take some heat when signing Renteria to such a lucrative contract, handing out a large sum of money to a player considered to be on the downswing of his career.

    This season alone has seen Renteria hit the disabled list three times with groin, hamstring and shoulder injuries, as well as ending the 2009 season with an elbow injury requiring off-season surgery. 

    "I feel good," Renteria said. "My mind is good, but sometimes my body says 'No' because I've had a lot of injuries this year."

    Renteria has had a respectable career, hitting .287 with 2,252 hits and 887 RBIs. He also won the World Series with the Florida Marlins in only his second Major League season. 

    With Pablo Sandoval's struggles as of late, Renteria is expected to get some starts this weekend at shortstop against the Colorado Rockies, shifting Juan Uribe to third base. 

    The series against the Rockies starts at 5:10 p.m. Friday with Tim Lincecum taking the mound.