With Juan Uribe on the verge of getting a new contract from the San Francisco Giants, the pressure is on for one current Giants player. Edgar Renteria. With Mark Derosa getting signed to a two-year, $12 million dollar deal , and the possibility of an Adam LaRoche acquisition still looming, Uribe most likely will be a platoon player heading into Spring Training. That being said, despite his backup-status, he will bring a lot of heat and competition to Renteria, who most likely will be slated as the Giants' starting shortstop come Spring Training. For starters, Renteria is coming off an atrocious year, while Uribe is coming off a pretty good one. Renteria struggled through injury and ended up batting .250, with a .307 OBP and only five home runs; his lowest home run total in his career since ...
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