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Jorge Cantu opts out of minor-league deal with Angels

Apr 30, 2012, 3:48 PM EDT

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Considering the Angels’ logjam of first basemen, corner outfielders, and designated hitters Jorge Cantu signing a minor-league deal with them in January was a pretty questionable decision.

Cantu hit .291 with a .788 OPS in 21 games at Triple-A, but with very little chance of getting a call-up barring multiple injuries he decided to exercise the opt-out clause in his contract today and become a free agent again.

Cantu is still just 30 years old, but his lack of plate discipline and defensive chops have always limited him and he’s hit just .242 with a .654 OPS in 184 big-league games dating back to 2010.

  1. brokea$$lovesmesomeme - Apr 30, 2012 at 4:00 PM

    A log jam at first… or a suck a$$ team, you make the call.

  2. kanganzhu - Apr 30, 2012 at 4:13 PM

    In related news, a bad team has offered Cantu a contract.

    • jwbiii - May 1, 2012 at 12:19 PM

      Next week’s A’s 3Bman is my guess.

  3. steelymcbeam6 - Apr 30, 2012 at 5:50 PM

    So cantu cannot?

  4. guppies66 - May 1, 2012 at 9:16 PM

    One of my favorite players.

    I hope he makes it back to the big leagues.

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