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Jorge Cantu | First Baseman

Team: International Player
Age / DOB:  (36) / 1/30/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 210
Bats / Throws: Right / Right

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Jorge Cantu has agreed to a contract with the Doosan Bears of the Koren Baseball Organization.
That's the word from Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish. Cantu last played in the major leagues in 2011, when he batted .194/.232/.285 in 57 games with the Padres. Mon, Dec 9, 2013 08:31:00 AM

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Chris Cotillo of reports that Jorge Cantu is nearing a deal with the Doosan Bears of the Korean Baseball Organization.

Cantu spent 2013 in the Mexican League and hasn't played in the majors since 2011, when he batted just .194/.232/.285 over 57 games with the Padres. He'll turn 32 next month.
Fri, Dec 6, 2013 02:55:00 PM

Troy Renck of the Denver Post writes that the Rockies are "internally discussing" whether to pursue Jorge Cantu.

Cantu was recently given his release by the Angels after exercising the opt-out clause in his minor league contract. The 30-year-old played with the Rockies' Triple-A affiliate last year and would likely serve as minor league depth if he returned to the organization.
Tue, May 1, 2012 12:15:00 PM

Angels released 1B Jorge Cantu.

Cantu exercised the opt-out clause in his minor league contract with Anaheim after failing to earn a promotion during the first month of the regular season. He'll presumably look for a role with another club.
Mon, Apr 30, 2012 02:35:00 PM

Angels reassigned INF Jorge Cantu and OF Ryan Langerhans to Triple-A Salt Lake.

Cantu went just 11-for-44 this spring, failing to win a spot on the talented Anaheim bench. The 30-year-old will function as organizational infield depth this year.
Wed, Apr 4, 2012 06:40:00 PM

Angels signed INF Jorge Cantu to a minor league contract.

He'll also get a spring training invite. Cantu, who turns 30 later this month, batted just .194/.232/.285 with three homers and 16 RBI over 166 plate appearances with the Padres last season. The Angels have a bit of a logjam with their position players, so he's likely a longshot to make the Opening Day roster.
Fri, Jan 6, 2012 09:07:00 PM

According to Jon Heyman of, the Angels are close to signing Jorge Cantu.

He'd presumably get a minor league deal. Cantu, who turns 30 later this month, was released by the Padres last June after batting just .194/.232/.285 with three homers and 16 RBI over 155 plate appearances and finished the year with Triple-A Colorado Springs in the Rockies' organization.
Fri, Jan 6, 2012 05:21:00 PM

Rockies signed 1B Jorge Cantu to a minor league contract.

Cantu was released by the Padres in June after batting just .194/.232/.285 over 155 plate appearances. He's not likely to reach the major leagues with the Rockies.
Sat, Jul 30, 2011 05:07:00 PM

Padres released 1B Jorge Cantu.

It's basically a formality, as Cantu was designated for assignment by the club last week. The 29-year-old batted just .194/.232/.285 with three homers and 16 RBI over 155 plate appearances as a part-time player with the Padres. He has a measly .654 OPS over the past two seasons.
Tue, Jun 21, 2011 04:15:00 PM

Padres designated 1B Jorge Cantu for assignment.

It shouldn't come as a big surprise. Since the arrival of top first base prospect Anthony Rizzo, the 29-year-old Cantu has seen very limited playing time. He hit just .194/.232/.285 in 57 games with San Diego.
Wed, Jun 15, 2011 07:00:00 PM

Jorge Cantu went 2-for-3 with a walk in San Diego's loss to the Rockies on Wednesday.

The walk was Cantu's first since May 3 (23 games), while tonight was the first time all season he reached base three times in a game. It may be the last.
Wed, Jun 8, 2011 09:50:00 PM

Jorge Cantu went 2-for-5 with a run scored in Sunday's win over the Rockies.

Cantu got the start in place of Chase Headley (ankle). With Headley expected to return to the starting lineup tomorrow, Cantu isn't worth a look in fantasy. He has just 97 at-bats through the first 40 games.
Sun, May 15, 2011 06:43:00 PM

Jorge Cantu went 2-for-4 with a three-run homer in Sunday's win over the Diamondbacks.

Cantu now has two homers in his last four games, but he's not playing enough to warrant fantasy consideration. He rarely starts against lefties and Petco Park is a horrible place to try to revive a declining career.
Sun, May 8, 2011 08:20:00 PM

Getting a start against a right-hander, Jorge Cantu went 0-for-4 as the Padres were shut out on Thursday.

Cantu might have a chance to overtake Brad Hawpe and become the Padres' first baseman, but he's struggling himself. The 0-for tonight left him with a .152 average in 46 at-bats, though he does have six RBI. Hawpe, who struck out as a pinch-hitter tonight, is hitting .116 with two RBI in 43 at-bats.
Fri, Apr 22, 2011 01:27:00 AM

Jorge Cantu homered and drove in three runs on Sunday, leading the Padres to an 8-6 victory over the Astros.

The three RBI doubled his season total. Platooning with Brad Hawpe at first base, Cantu is a poor NL-only league option.
Sun, Apr 17, 2011 05:50:00 PM

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