How good was Edgar Renteria?

15 He finished his career with a . 286 batting average and 2,327 hits. He appeared in five All-Star Games and won two Gold Glove and three Silver Slugger Awards. Renteria appeared on the Hall of Fame ballot in 2017 and received just two votes, making him ineligible for further consideration by the baseball writers.

Why did Edgar Renteria retire?

“I decided to retire from baseball and try to spend all my time with my family. “I always wanted Colombia to know before the rest of the world. This is my official retirement,” he added.

How many Colombians play in the MLB?

Today, while soccer remains the country’s most popular sport, baseball’s presence continues to steadily grow. Throughout the history of Major League Baseball, fans have had the opportunity to watch 26 Colombian players take the field.