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Edgar Rentería

MLB Player information
NameEdgar Rentería
PositionShortstop
BatsRight
ThrowsRight
MLB debutMay 10, 1996 for the Florida Marlins
Career statistics
Batting average.286
Home runs139
Runs batted in915
Stolen bases294
Hits2306
Teams
*Florida Marlins (1996 1998) *St. Louis Cardinals (1999 2004) *Boston Red Sox (2005) *Atlanta Braves (2006 2007) *Detroit Tigers (2008) *San Francisco Giants (2009 2010) *Cincinnati Reds (2011 present)
*2× World Series Champion (1997, 2010) *2010 World Series MVP *3× Silver Slugger Award winner (2000, 2002, 2003) *2× Gold Glove Award winner (2002, 2003) *5× All-Star (1998, 2000, 2003, 2004, 2006)

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Edgar Enrique Rentería Herazo (-esrenteˈɾi.a; born August 7, 1975), nicknamed "The Barranquilla Baby," is a Colombian professional baseball shortstop for the Cincinnati Reds of Major League Baseball. He throws and bats right-handed. Previously, he has played for the Florida Marlins, the St. Louis Cardinals, the Boston Red Sox, the Atlanta Braves, the Detroit Tigers, and the San Francisco Giants.

Born in Barranquilla, Colombia, Rentería was signed by the Florida Marlins in 1992. He debuted with them in 1996, and he finished second to Todd Hollandsworth in Rookie of the Year Award balloting. In 1997, his RBI single off of Charles Nagy in the eleventh inning of Game 7 of the 1997 World Series won the first World Series in Marlins' history. He was selected to his first All-Star Game in 1998, and he was traded to the St. Louis Cardinals following the season. He was the starting shortstop for the Cardinals for six years, and he was selected to the All-Star Game in 2000, 2003, and 2004. In 2002 and 2003 he won the Silver Slugger and Gold Glove Awards. Following the 2004 season, he signed with the Boston Red Sox. After a year with them, he was traded to the Atlanta Braves. He was selected to another All-Star Game in 2006, but following the 2007 season he was traded to the Detroit Tigers. After 2008, he became a free agent, and he signed with the San Francisco Giants. In the 2010 World Series, Rentería won the World Series Most Valuable Player Award after he hit game-winning home runs in Game 2 and Game 5, the final game. He became a free agent again after the season, and he signed with the Cincinnati Reds.


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