Tigers decline option, pay Renteria $3 million buyout

Updated: October 30, 2008, 12:58 PM ET
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DETROIT -- The Detroit Tigers declined the option on shortstop Edgar Renteria's contract Thursday, choosing to give him a $3 million buyout instead of bringing him back at an $11 million salary.

The Tigers previously announced plans to part ways with the 33-year-old Renteria, who hit .270 with 10 homers and 55 RBIs this season -- well off his career averages of .290 and 77 RBIs over 13 seasons in the majors.

Detroit acquired the five-time All-Star and two-time Gold Glove shortstop ...

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