Jorge Cantu, who last played a major league game in June against the Colorado Rockies, has signed a contract with the Rockies, according to Hector Bencomo of Puro Beisbol (Spanish link, via MLB Trade Rumors). This is a depth move, as he likely to head to Triple-A Colorado Springs.
Cantu can play first base, second base and third base, but his batting skills in 2011 leave much to be desired. Playing for the Padres, Cantu hit below the Mendoza Line. He is a career .271 hitter with a .755 OPS.
This could be, I stress could be, the prelude to the Rockies trading Ty Wigginton or Ian Stewart before the deadline, giving the Rockies a player to call up. But that depends on a trade actually taking place and who the Rockies receive in return. At this point, the Rockies should be asking for prospects in return for these players.
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