Detroit Tigers: Five Former Players Appear on Hall of Fame Ballot for First Time
The only former Tiger on the list not to be part of that magical 2006 team, Renteria joined Detroit ahead of the 2008 season in an offseason trade with Atlanta.
A veteran of 16 Major League seasons, the shortstop found much of his success elsewhere—namely in the National League.
Renteria finished second in Rookie of the Year voting in 1996 with the Marlins before appearing in five All-Star Games over the course of his career.
The longtime Cardinal also took home three Silver Sluggers, and a Gold Glove award. He finished in the top 20 in MVP voting on two different occasions.
In his sole season with the Detroit Tigers, Renteria hit.270 with a .317 on-base percentage. He also posted a 1.1 WAR while totaling 69 runs scored, 55 RBI, 22 runs scored, 10 home runs, six stolen bases and two triples.
The veteran would go on to sign with the San Francisco Giants following the season. While he would go on to register a -0.1 WAR the next year with the Giants, it is what Detroit gave up to acquire him that stood out.
Outfielder Gorkys Hernandez, who would later be dealt for the likes of Nate Mclouth and Gaby Sanchez, moved to Atlanta. Joining him was starting pitcher Jair Jurrjens.
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In five seasons with the National League East club, Jurrjens posted a 3.58 ERA, a 3.94 FIP and a 9.9 WAR. The starter twice logged sub-three ERAs for Atlanta.