Edgar Renteria commits to playing next year

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World Series MVP Edgar Renteria, who weighed retirement during an injury-plagued 2010 season, told ESPN Deportes Saturday that he intends to play next season.

Renteria became a free agent earlier this week when the Giants declined his $10.5 million option for 2011.   The 34-year-old enjoyed a mild rebound offensively last season, hitting .276/.332/.374, but he played in just 72 games because of groin, hamstring and elbow problems.   He was a major disappointment in his first year with the Giants, as he hit just .250/.307/.328 in 460 at-bats.

Still a viable defensive shortstop, Renteria will probably get a starting job in 2011, though he’s definitely looking at a big paycut.   The Giants could invite him back, but he certainly won’t be the same kind of priority that fellow free agent Juan Uribe is.