Tuesday, January 11, 2011

REDS SIGN EDGAR RENTERIA, FRED LEWIS Free Agent Shortstop, Outfielder Agree to 1-Year Contracts

The Reds announced the signings of free agents SS Edgar Renteria and OF Fred Lewis to 1-year contracts through the 2011 season.

Renteria, 35, last season for the champion San Francisco Giants was the Most Valuable Player of the World Series. He is a 5-time National League All-Star who has won 2 Rawlings Gold Glove Awards and 3 Louisville Silver Slugger Awards.

Lewis, 30, last season produced a career-high 31 doubles and led the Toronto Blue Jays with 17 stolen bases. Among American League leadoff hitters he ranked third in doubles, triples (5) and extra-base hits (44); T3rd in HR (8); fourth in slugging (.423); T7th in RBI (36); and eighth in runs scored (70).

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