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Reds ink Renteria

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.

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.