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San Francisco Giants shortstop Edgar Renteria grounds into a double play inn the fourth inning against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field in Denver on July 26, 2009. Colorado beat San Francisco 4-2. (UPI Photo/Gary C. Caskey)
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Edgar Enrique Rentería Herazo (Spanish pronunciation: ; born August 7, 1975), nicknamed "The Barranquilla Baby," is a Colombian professional baseball shortstop for the Cincinnati Reds of Major League Baseball. He throws and bats right-handed. Previously, he has played for the Florida Marlins, the St. Louis Cardinals, the Boston Red Sox, the Atlanta Braves, the Detroit Tigers, and the San Francisco Giants.

Born in Barranquilla, Colombia, Rentería was signed by the Florida Marlins in 1992. He debuted with them in 1996, and he finished second to Todd Hollandsworth in Rookie of the Year Award balloting. In 1997, his RBI single off of Charles Nagy in the eleventh inning of Game 7 of the 1997 World Series won the first World Series in Marlins' history. He was selected to his first All-Star Game in 1998, and he was traded to the St. Louis Cardinals following the season. He was the starting shortstop for the Cardinals for six years, and he was selected to the All-Star Game in 2000, 2003, and 2004. In 2002 and 2003 he won the Silver Slugger and Gold Glove Awards. Following the 2004 season, he signed with the Boston Red Sox. After a year with them, he was traded to the Atlanta Braves. He was selected to another All-Star Game in 2006, but following the 2007 season he was traded to the Detroit Tigers. After 2008, he became a free agent, and he signed with the San Francisco Giants. In the 2010 World Series, Rentería won the World Series Most Valuable Player Award after he hit game-winning home runs in Game 2 and Game 5, the final game. He became a free agent again after the season, and he signed with the Cincinnati Reds.

Rentería was born on August 7, 1975, in Barranquilla, Colombia. As a youth, he attended Instituto Los Alpes High School in Barranquilla. After high school, he was signed for the Florida Marlins at the age of sixteen by scout Levy Ochoa.

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