On January 10, 2011 — 2011 – Edgar Renteria, the MVP of the last World Series, signs a one-year deal with the Reds. He states in an interview that he had to choose Cincinnati because the Giants’ offer of half the salary and a back-up role was “a total disrespect”. The Reds also sign OF Fred Lewis, who was the Blue Jays’ starting LF last year.


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