ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -Tampa Bay Devil Rays infielder Jorge Cantu was optioned to Triple-A Durham on Thursday, but was uncertain if he'd report to the International League club.
``It's something I think to talk about with me, my agent and the general manager,'' Cantu said.
Cantu has appeared in 25 games for Tampa Bay this season, hitting .207 with no homers and four RBIs. He had a .286 average with 28 homers and 117 RBIs in 2005, but has struggled since breaking his foot in April 2006.
``Jorge is not happy. That's something that's very understandable,'' Tampa Bay manager Joe Maddon said.
When asked if Cantu would report to the minors, Maddon said he had ``no idea.''
Cantu believes he has played his last game for the Devil Rays.
``I think so,'' Cantu said. ``The team is going to a different direction and I'm kind of not in the plans. That's the way it goes. It's clear that I have no business here, so it's time to go.''
The Devil Rays also designated outfielder Dustan Mohr for assignment, clearing a second spot for two pitchers from Durham. Tampa Bay purchased the contract of Scott Dohmann and recalled Jae Kuk Ryu.
Maddon said Ryu or Jason Hammel will start the first game of a day-night doubleheader Saturday at the New York Yankees. Left-hander J.P Howell will be recalled from Durham to start Saturday's second game.
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