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Winter Meetings 2011: Kansas City Royals Reportedly Interested In Edgar Renteria For Utility Role

The Kansas City Royals are looking for some veteran leadership and flexibility for their infield. That’s not surprising given that the amount of total experience between Mike Moustakas, Johnny Giavotella, Eric Hosmer and Alcides Escobar is less put together than what a player like Edgar Renteria has himself. That’s the reason the Royals are in on the well-traveled shortstop for a potential utility role, as Jerry Crasnick reports.

Crasnick also says the Royals are open to other candidates and there are several out there. The Royals have already been linked with Carlos Guillen who would fit the same role and former Dodgers third baseman Casey Blake also makes sense if they’re looking primarily for someone on the left side to help spell Moustakas as he continues to adjust.

Renteria is a five-time All-Star and two-time Gold Glove winner who will be 35 next year. He hit .251 in part-time duty for the Reds last year with 5 home runs and 36 RBI.