UPDATE: Never mind.
Free-agent slugger Jorge Cantú made it known Saturday while attending the Michael Gill Benefit Ragball Tournament in Channelview, Texas, that ongoing conversations with the Houston Astros regarding a potential contract have recently ceased, thus leaving the Atlanta Braves and San Diego Padres as the clear-cut favorites to obtain his services.
Pluses: Cantu’s only 29 and has twice driven in 100 or more runs (as recently as 2009).
Minuses: He’s a liability on defense, committing 16 errors in 81 games at the hot corner last year with Florida. And Cantu’s second-half OPS was a Diory Hernandez-like .606.