Renteria gets $2.1 million under deal with Reds

Published Jan. 11, 2011 11:20 p.m. EST

World Series MVP Edgar Renteria will receive $2.1 million under his one-year contract with the Cincinnati Reds.

Renteria can earn an additional $850,000 in performance bonuses under Monday's agreement, starting with 300 plate appearances. He would earn the entire amount if he has 550 plate appearances.

Renteria will back up Paul Janish at shortstop, replacing Orlando Cabrera as a Cincinnati reserve.

Renteria, who will turn 35 during the season, became a free agent after the Giants declined his $9.5 million option, opting to pay a $500,000 buyout. His tiebreaking three-run homer off Cliff Lee in Game 5 helped the Giants win the World Series.