Rockies Consider Adding IF Jorge Cantu, According To Report

On Monday, veteran MLB infielder Jorge Cantu opted out of his minor league deal with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and now that the 28-year-old is free to sign with any team, the Colorado Rockies are having internal discussions about whether to pursue Cantu for Triple-A depth, according to Troy Renck of The Denver Post. Cantu has posted a respectable .271/.316/.439 triple-slash line over the course of his eight-year MLB career, but his past few seasons have been far below those averages.

In 2010, Cantu suffered through a .235/.279/.327 season in 30 games with the Texas Rangers, and in 2011 the San Diego Padres released him after a miserable .194/.232/.285 performance at the plate. Cantu played for the Rockies' Triple-A squad at Colorado Springs in 2011 after being let go by the Padres, so he is familiar with the organization.

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