The independent American West Baseball League announced that former major leaguer Edgar Renteria and his brother, Edinson, have invested in the circuit and plan on setting up shop in Fullerton.
Edgar Rentería played for the Florida Marlins, St. Louis Cardinals, Boston Red Sox, Atlanta Braves, Detroit Tigers, San Francisco Giants and Cincinnati Reds. During that career he was named to five All-Star squads, won two World Series, three Silver Slugger awards as well as two Gold Glove awards and in 2010 earned the World Series MVP award.Today, he runs Team Renteria with his brother Edinson helping Colombian baseball by giving professional instruction to Colombian professional baseball players and holding youth clinics for amateurs.
Edinson Renteria, for his part, played in the minors for nine years as a utility player..
"We are very excited to partner up with the Renteria brothers from investment as well as them owning and operating a team in the AWBL," said Michael Cummings, Chief Executive Officer of the league's holding company. "The partnership with the Renteria’s shows the strength and stability of AWBL and gives players from the United States and South America an opportunity that they may not otherwise have."
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