Groin puts Giants' Renteria on 15-day DL

Updated: May 8, 2010, 1:04 AM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Giants shortstop Edgar Renteria has been placed on the disabled list because of a strained right groin.

San Francisco optioned Eugenio Velez to Triple-A Fresno before Friday night's game at the New York Mets. The Giants recalled infielder Ryan Rohlinger from Fresno and selected the contract of right-hander Denny Bautista from the Grizzlies.

Renteria missed four games before rejoining the lineup Thursday at Florida. He aggravated the injury while turning a double play and left for a pinch hitter in the third inning.

Juan Uribe was at shortstop for the series opener at New York.

Velez is batting .186 following an 0-for-17 slide.


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