Jorge Cantu

Baseball Player

Jorge Cantu was born in McAllen, Texas, United States on January 30th, 1982 and is the Baseball Player. At the age of 42, Jorge Cantu biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, and networth are available.

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January 30, 1982
United States
Place of Birth
McAllen, Texas, United States
42 years old
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Jorge Cantu Life

Jorge Luís Cantú Guzmán (born January 30, 1982) is an American-born Mexican professional baseball infielder for the Diablos Rojos del México of the Mexican League.

He played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, Cincinnati Reds, Florida Marlins, Texas Rangers, and San Diego Padres, and in the KBO League for the Doosan Bears. Cantú bats and throws right-handed.

He was born in McAllen, Texas, went to Sharyland High School, but was raised and makes his home in Reynosa, Tamaulipas, Mexico.


Jorge Cantu Career


Cant was discovered by a scout when playing in a junior Olympic tournament in Mexico City while in high school and signed a contract with the Tampa Bay Devil Rays at age 16. Cant played for the Mexico national team in the 2003 regional Olympic qualifying tournament. His team defeated the United States team in Athens, excluding them from the 2004 summer games.

Cant's debut with the Tampa Bay Devil Rays in the 2004 season was batting.301 with two home runs and 17 runs batted in 50 games played.

Cant was planning to play a utilityman role in 2005, but he became the full-time second baseman thanks to the departure of second baseman Roberto Alomar during spring training. Since hitting.289 with 28 home runs, 117 RBIs, 40 doubles, and 171 hits in 150 games (63 at third base, 63 at third), he showcased his potential, had a breakout year, and was named the Devil Rays Most Valuable Player by Tampa Bay sportswriters. Cant was a valuable young player for the rebuilding Devil Rays, who finished last in the American League last season.

However, in 2006, he had a down year as he continued with injuries. His output from the previous year has plummeted sharply, with 14 home runs and 62 RBIs.

He didn't make the Opening Day 25-man roster for 2007, but was drafted instead by the Triple-A Durham Bulls. He threatened not to tell and demanded a trade. Cant, however, retracted his trade offer and announced that he'd voluntarily report to Durham on the ESPN's Baseball Tonight version from April 4, 2007. In 25 games with Tampa Bay that year, he had a.207 record with zero home runs and 4 RBIs.

Cant was traded to the Cincinnati Reds by Juli 28, 2007, as well as minor league outfielder Shaun Cumberland for pitchers Brian Shackelford and Calvin Medlock. He hit.298 with 1 home run and 9 RBI with the Reds. During the 2007 season, he played mainly first base (as opposed to second base) in 21 games at first base, 2 games at second base, and one game at third base (combined with Tampa Bay and Cincinnati). On December 5 of that year, the Reds cut him during the offseason.

The Florida Marlins resigned Cant to a minor league deal with an invitation to spring practice on January 4, 2008. Jose Castillo was released off waivers by the San Francisco Giants on March 22, opening the door for a potential roster spot for Cant. On March 27, Cant was activated to the active roster. Cant' impressed the Marlins so much during spring training that he was named the team's starting third baseman. He was ranked third in the Marlins lineup last season. Cant's 25th home run of the season was on September 12, with Hanley Ramrez, Dan Uggla, and Mike Jacobs as the first team's first group of infielders to have 25 or more home runs. Cant. finished the year with a career high 29 home runs, 95 RBI, and a.277 batting average.

Cant has signed a one-year, $4.5 million deal, avoiding arbitration. After Gaby Sánchez's struggles in the spring, the Marlins announced that they would move Cant to first base, and Emilio Bonifacio would play third base.

Cant's left wrist was hurt in his third game of the 2009 season and he was forced to miss five games. Despite lingering pain, he did a good job after returning to the lineup. He was named National League Player of the Week on May 4th.

Cant has started the 2010 season with a 21-game winning streak Cant's 100th home run on June 23, 2010.

Cant was sold to the Texas Rangers (with $600,000 cash) on July 29, 2010. Omar Poveda and Evan Reed were traded to the Texas Rangers (with $600,000 cash).

Though he was a good home run and RBI hitter while in Florida, Cant scored a single home run or RBI in his first 83 plate appearances for the Rangers. However, he earned his first RBI on September 25 and his first home run later this year, giving his team a 4–3 advantage and clinching the Rangers' first divisional title since 1999.

He appeared in the World Series with the Rangers in 1999.

Cant was signed to a one-year contract with the San Diego Padres on January 26, 2011. On June 15, he was scheduled for transfer after only hitting.194/.285 in 57 games and being announced on June 21.

Jorge Cant's rookie contract was re-signed by the Colorado Rockies on July 30, 2011. He appeared in 30 games for the Colorado Springs Sky Sox but was never called up to the Majors and elected free agency on November 2, 2011.

Cantù signed a minor league deal with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim on January 6, 2012. Before being released on April 30, 2012, he appeared in 24 games for the Triple-A Salt Lake Bees.

Cant's brother, Cant, joined the Tigres de Quintana Roo of the Mexican League on March 20, 2013. He was limited to an injury early in the season but the team nevertheless had 31 Home Runs in 83 games. He played first base and DH, leading the team to a Championship.

Cant signed a $250,000 deal with the Korea Baseball Organization that also included a $50,000 signing bonus on December 9, 2013. Doosan, Cant, slashed.309/.524 with 18 home runs and 177 RBI in 111 games. He became a free agent after the season.

Cant re-signed with the Tigres on April 2, 2015, leading Quintana Roo to his second title challenge. He won a Home Run Derby Championship and was an All-Star during the season. The year saw a modest decrease in home runs, with just 25 for the year, but there were 100 RBI's in 106 games played.

Cant was traded to the Toros de Tijuana on June 20, 2016. Cant have played in 23 games for Tijuana in 2016, batting only.195/.244/.244 in 91 plate appearances. Cant's 2017 record stood at 282/.452 with 12 home runs and 55 RBI in 99 games played. In 87 games for Tijuana, he had a 58 RBI and 12 home runs.

Cant was moved to the Diablos del México of the Mexican League on December 17, 2018. Cant batted.383/.488 with 12 homers and 38 RBI in 74 games played in 2019. Cant participate in a game in 2020 due to the cancellation of the LMB season due to the COVID-19 pandemic.


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