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Renteria returns to Giants' lineup

Renteria returns to Giants' lineup

SAN FRANCISCO -- Shortstop Edgar Renteria, who had missed two games in a row with discomfort in his left shoulder, rejoined the Giants' lineup Saturday.

"Edgar feels great today," Giants manager Bruce Bochy said.

Bochy implied that this might not be the last time Renteria has to sit for a day or two to rest a "cranky" shoulder. The 34-year-old endured soreness in both shoulders last year, when he hit a career-low .250.

Renteria entered Saturday batting .296 overall, the product of a 5-for-38 skid that followed a remarkable 11-for-16 binge in San Francisco's first four games. He returned to his customary No. 2 spot in the batting order.

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