Reds acquire Jorge Cantu, Shaun Cumberland and cash
The Reds acquired infielder Jorge Cantu, outfielder Shaun Cumberland and cash from the Devil Rays today in exchange for pitchers Brian Shackelford and Calvin Medlock and future considerations.
Cantu is on the 40-man roster and will be optioned to Triple-A Louisville. Cumberland will be assigned to Double-A Chattanooga.
In 2005, Cantu produced a Tampa Bay club record 117 RBI and was named the Devil Rays' MVP by the local chapter of the Baseball Writers' Association of America. This season, he appeared in 25 games with Tampa Bay and 23 with its Triple-A affiliate in Durham. He batted .207 with four RBI for the Devil Rays and .244 with five doubles and 10 RBI with Durham.
Cumberland is a former 10th round draft pick by the Devil Rays. He was hitting .246 with six homers and 34 RBI with Double-A Montgomery this season.