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Edgar Renteria commits to playing next year

San Francisco Giants v Texas Rangers, Game 4

ARLINGTON, TX - OCTOBER 31: Edgar Renteria #16 of the San Francisco Giants looks on during batting practice against the Texas Rangers in Game Four of the 2010 MLB World Series at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on October 31, 2010 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

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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.