Tigers Buyout Renteria

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

DETROIT (AP) -- The Detroit Tigers have declined the option on shortstop Edgar Renteria's contact.
The Tigers officially made the move Thursday, choosing to give the 33-year-old Renteria $3 million instead of $11 million to return, but they already had announced plans to part ways with him.
Detroit acquired the five-time All-Star and two-time Gold Glove shortstop shortly after the 2007 season from Atlanta for pitcher Jair Jurrjens and outfielder Gorkys Hernandez.
Renteria disappointed in Detroit, hitting .270 with 10 homers and 55 RBIs, and the 22-year-old Jurrjens flourished for the Braves.
Detroit also rehired bullpen coach Jeff Jones, promoted Bruce Tanner to major league scout and outrighted the contracts of pitcher Gary Glover and catcher Dane Sardinha to Toledo.

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