The question remains – would the Rox really pair rookie shortstop Troy Tulowitzki with Cantu? Playing alongside one of the worst defensive second basemen in the game wouldn’t seem likely to help Tulo’s development. Clint Hurdle is dedicated to Tulowitzki despite a slow start (.191/.296/.234 in 47 ABs).
Cantu is hitting .250/.302/.354 with zero home runs in 48 ABs in Triple A. He’s batting cleanup and commiserating with teammate Seth McClung. Besides hoping for Cantu’s bat to heat up, the D-Rays plan on using him at first, second, and third base to increase his value. Of course, first and third are fully locked up on the Rockies.