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According to MLB Trade Rumors, 30 year-old infielder Jorge Cantú has opted out of his minor-league contract with the Los Angeles Angels and is now a free agent client. 

Cantú, a seven year veteran, has played for five different teams over his career. Most recently being the San Diego Padres. Cantú signed a minor-league contract with the Angels in January and after playing in 21 games, decided to opt out.

The right handed-hitting Cantú batted .291 (25-86) with 5 home runs and 22 RBI in those 21 games. That is pretty impressive for a guy who hadn't hit more than five homers in a season since 2010, when he was with the then-Florida Marlins. 

Cantú is a career .271 hitter with 104 home runs and 476 RBI as well as a career .755 OPS and .439 SLG

If the Phillies can pounce on Cantú and offer him a major league contract for cheap, he could help out off of the bench as well as filling in at first and third base.


Erik Seybold is a contributor for Philliedelphia. Contact him on Twitter @ErikSeyboldPHI.


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