Odds and Ends: Cantu, McPherson, Youkilis

Some evening odds and ends for your enjoyment…

  • The Marlins are "pretty far along" on a deal with Jorge Cantu.  He’d battle with Jose Castillo for playing time at third base.  Dallas McPherson may be another possibility – he had talks with another club (the Giants?) recently fall through.  The Fish are one of three or four clubs McPherson likes, though he’s not sure whether the interest is mutual.  I hope the Marlins sign ’em both, maybe one of the three works out.
  • Nick Cafardo discusses the slight possibility that the Red Sox and Kevin Youkilis discuss a long-term extension rather than go year-to-year with him.  This is Youk’s first year of arbitration eligibility.  I imagine his salary could jump up from $425K to $2-4MM.

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