Ken Rosenthal reports on Fox Game that the Reds have acquired infielder Jorge Cantu from the Devil Rays. Said he had not heard who the Reds had given up, but it should not be much, Cantu spent a large part of the season in AAA.
He's a great power threat, but not sure where he'll play unless another move is made. EE or Conine gone soon?
This is very similar to the brandon phillips pickup. He is a guy with pretty good talent who for whatever reason has soured in tampa bay. His defense isnt great but his power should definately show in the GABP. I watched him a good amount in his career year and it did not look like a fluke. We will see what we gave up but i dont mind this move if it isnt much. Plus he isnt old which is nice for a change.
ANOTHER TIDBIT ON HIM........ Devil Rays infielder Jorge Cantu was optioned to Triple-A Durham on Thursday, but was uncertain if he would report to the International League club. "It's something I think to talk about with me, my agent and the general manager," Cantu said. Cantu has appeared in 25 games for Tampa Bay this season, hitting .207 with no homers and four RBI. He had a .286 average with 28 homers and 117 RBI in 2005, but has struggled since breaking his foot in April 2006. "Jorge is not happy. That's something that's very understandable," Tampa Bay manager Joe Maddon said. When asked if Cantu would report to the minors, Maddon said he had "no idea."