Renteria, Burton signed by Reds?

It’s possible that the Reds have found their backup shortstop. On Thursday, ESPN Chicago reported that the club is poised to announce the signing of veteran Edgar Renteria to a one-year deal that could be worth up to $3 million.

Renteria, the World Series Most Valuable Player with the champion Giants in 2010, would offer veteran depth behind expected starter Paul Janish.

Also — a baseball source told that RHP and reliever Jared Burton should be signed today to a one-year contract. Terms were unknown but it will avoid arbitration. Burton earned $810,000 last season but spent most of the year in the Minors and battling injuries including a hypothyroid condition.

— Mark Sheldon

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