Padres a Possibility for Troy Glaus or Jorge Cantu

Sports Illustrated’s Jon Heyman reported that the San Diego Padres may be interested in taking a look at either Troy Glaus or Jorge Cantu.

Troy Glaus played his high school baseball in Carlsbad. He would be a strong right handed bat that can play both 1B and 3B. He is a 13 year veteran and still showed some pop in his bat last season. He would be able to split time with Chase Headley and Brad Hawpe at first and third. Last season he played for the Atlanta Braves and hit .240, with 16 home runs and 71 RBI.

Year Tm G AB HR RBI SB BA OBP SLG
1998 ANA 48 165 1 23 1 .218 .280 .291
1999 ANA 154 551 29 79 5 .240 .331 .450
2000 ANA 159 563 47 102 14 .284 .404 .604
2001 ANA 161 588 41 108 10 .250 .367 .531
2002 ANA 156 569 30 111 10 .250 .352 .453
2003 ANA 91 319 16 50 7 .248 .343 .464
2004 ANA 58 207 18 42 2 .251 .355 .575
2005 ARI 149 538 37 97 4 .258 .363 .522
2006 TOR 153 540 38 104 3 .252 .355 .513
2007 TOR 115 385 20 62 0 .262 .366 .473
2008 STL 151 544 27 99 0 .270 .372 .483
2009 STL 14 29 0 2 0 .172 .250 .241
2010 ATL 128 412 16 71 0 .240 .344 .400
13 Seasons 1537 5410 320 950 56 .254 .358 .489
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Generated 1/7/2011.


Jorge Cantu spent last season with both the Florida Marlins and the Texas Rangers. He can play defense all over the infield (1b, 3b, and 2B) and would add a nice right handed bat to the bench to give either Hawpe or Headley a break against lefty pitchers, just like Glaus would.

Year Tm G AB HR RBI SB BA OBP SLG
2004 TBD 50 173 2 17 0 .301 .341 .462
2005 TBD 150 598 28 117 1 .286 .311 .497
2006 TBD 107 413 14 62 1 .249 .295 .404
2007 TOT 52 115 1 13 0 .252 .331 .357
2007 TBD 25 58 0 4 0 .207 .277 .224
2007 CIN 27 57 1 9 0 .298 .382 .491
2008 FLA 155 628 29 95 6 .277 .327 .481
2009 FLA 149 585 16 100 3 .289 .345 .443
2010 TOT 127 472 11 56 0 .256 .304 .392
2010 FLA 97 374 10 54 0 .262 .310 .409
2010 TEX 30 98 1 2 0 .235 .279 .327
7 Seasons 790 2984 101 460 11 .274 .320 .446
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Generated 1/7/2011.


If the Padres are able to pick up either Glaus or Cantu, it would strengthen the Padres bench and would also strengthen the Padres lineup against left handed pitchers. Both players would also give the Padres an experienced first baseman, Brad Hawpe has only started 8 games at first in his major league career.

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