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Report: Close to acquiring Jorge Cantu

July, 29, 2010
7/29/10
4:16
PM CT
Ken Rosenthal of FoxSports.com reports the Rangers and Marlins are close to a deal in place for Jorge Cantu. Rosenthal tweeted this:

#Marlins' return for Cantu will be Double A RHP Evan Reed & Double A RHP Omar Poveda, who is on DL recovering from TJ surgery.


Remember, as reported here, sources told Gordon Edes of ESPNBoston.com the same thing on Monday. We'll let you when we hear something from either club. Cantu is still playing in an afternoon game for the Marlins, so no deal is officially done yet. Assuming this is the deal and that Florida is covering the remaining $2.18 million of Cantu's contract (and I have no reason to doubt Rosenthal), that seems reasonable on the Rangers' part. They gave away some decent prospects, but not top-tier guys to get a player in Cantu that can play first base and second base, which is important now that Ian Kinsler is on the DL.

UPDATE: Cantu was lifted in the eighth inning of the Marlins-Giants game for a pinch-runner.

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