Adrian Cardenas 2B CHC May 07 '12
Cubs recalled INF Adrian Cardenas from Triple-A Iowa.
Cardenas, who was claimed off waivers from the A's over the winter, was hitting .319/.376/.521 with two homers, 18 RBI and an .897 OPS over his first 109 plate appearances at the Triple-A level this season. He'll serve in a utility role with the Cubbies, effectively taking the place of Blake DeWitt, who was designated for assignment on Sunday. Cardenas' poor defense continues to hold him back, but he does enough with the bat to be worth monitoring in NL-only leagues.
Adrian Cardenas 2B CHC May 06 '12
The Cubs are expected to promote Adrian Cardenas from Triple-A when they demote Travis Wood on Monday.
Wood allowed three runs over six innings Sunday against the Dodgers. Cardenas, meanwhile, owns some NL-only sleeper intrigue. He has a solid bat, but has thus far not found a defensive home. While his leather needs work, Cardenas, claimed off waivers from the A's over the winter, is hitting .326/.381/.533 on the farm this year. The 24-year-old former top prospect batted .314/.374/.418 with five homers, 51 RBI and a .780 OPS with Triple-A Sacramento last season. He could steal at-bats at second and third base and a hot start could earn him consistent playing time on a rebuilding Cubs team.
Adrian Cardenas 2B CHC Feb 06 '12
Cubs claimed INF/OF Adrian Cardenas off waivers from the Athletics.
Cardenas was designated for assignment by the A's last week in order to make room for Jonny Gomes on the 40-man roster. The 24-year-old former top prospect batted .314/.374/.418 with five homers, 51 RBI and a .780 OPS with Triple-A Sacramento last season while making starts at second base, shortstop, third base and left field. With Blake DeWitt booted off the roster in a corresponding roster move, he'll have a chance to win a job as a utility man.
Adrian Cardenas 2B CHC Jan 26 '12
Athletics designated INF Adrian Cardenas for assignment.
He was cleared to make room for the newly signed Jonny Gomes on the 40-man roster. Cardenas, a former top prospect with the Phillies, batted .314/.374/.418 with five homers, 51 RBI and a .780 OPS in 2011 with Triple-A Sacramento. The 24-year-old started playing the outfield last season, so he could draw some interest around the league as a potential utility man.