It appears that there will be no reunion between the Cardinals and their former shortstop Edgar Renteria.
According to an MSNBC report, the 34-year-old infielder has inked a one-year contract with Cincinnati that could pay him as much as $3 million.
Renteria said earlier this off-season that he would like to return to St. Louis or possibly Florida where his career began. Instead, he'll have to settle for a reunion with his former Cardinals general manager Walt Jocketty who now holds the same job with the Reds.
It's an odd reunion because Jocketty's unsentimental manner played a large role in Renteria feeling unappreciated in St. Louis when he left after the 2004 season for an ill-fated time with the Red Sox.
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Renteria probably isn't an every day player anymore. But his 2010 World Series MVP performance proves he is still capable of great things in short bursts. I would have loved to see him as the primary reserve infielder in St. Louis.