Brewers made run at veteran Renteria

Brewers made run at veteran Renteria

Brewers made run at veteran Renteria
PHOENIX -- Veteran infielder Edgar Renteria is considering retirement after spurning a pair of Minor League offers, his agent told FoxSports.com on Wednesday. Brewers GM Doug Melvin said one of those offers came from Milwaukee.

Milwaukee is relatively thin at shortstop, with free agent pickup Alex Gonzalez expected to start and non-roster invitee Cesar Izturis the most likely backup. Two other shortstops in camp, Edwin Maysonet and Jeff Bianchi, are likely to begin the season in the Minors.

"I don't blame [Renteria] for saying no," Melvin said. "He was a World Series MVP two years ago."

Renteria won that honor with the Giants in his third trip to the World Series. He delivered the winning hit in Game 7 of the 1997 Series for the Marlins -- scoring current Brewers staffer Craig Counsell -- and also made the Fall Classic with the 2004 Cardinals.

Agent Barry Meister said Renteria, 35, would wait to formally file retirement papers in case a solid offer came along. He is a five-time All-Star and two-time Gold Glover.