Jorge Cantu Receiving Interest From Padres, Diamondbacks
Cantu finished 2010 in a platoon role with the AL champion Rangers after a July trade shipped him from the Florida Marlins to Texas. He hit .256 with 11 homers and 56 RBI between the two teams last season.
Cantu, who will turn 29 next month, has enjoyed an up-and-down career with stops in Tampa Bay and Cincinnati before he made his way to Florida. He was released by the Reds in December 2007, and responded in the following season by hitting .277 with 29 homers and 95 RBI.
Whoever lands the infielder has to be hoping for a similar bounceback in 2011. Cantu, who made $6 million this year, is primarily a first or third baseman.