Report: World Series hero Edgar Renteria retires

Report: World Series hero Edgar Renteria retires
March 21, 2013, 1:15 pm
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In two seasons with the Giants, Edgar Renteria hit .259 in 196 games. (USA Today Images)

The hero of the 2010 World Series is calling it a career.

Edgar Renteria, the man who earned World Series MVP honors for his go-ahead three-run home run in Game 5 against the Texas Rangers, has announced his retirement from Major League Baseball, according to a report by NBC Sports.

Renteria spent 16 years playing for seven teams including two (2009 and 2010) with the Giants. He leaves the game with a .286 career batting average, 2,327 hits, 140 home runs and 1200 runs scored.

The Columbian collected two Gold Gloves (2002 and 2003) and five All-Star appearances (1998, 2000, 2003, 2004 and 2006). Early in his career, he delivered the World Series-winning hit for the Florida Marlins in 1997.

Prior to the 2009 season, Renteria signed a two-year, $18 million deal with the Giants. During those two seasons, he batted .259 in 196 games.