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63-51 7-3 W1
61-52 4-6 L1
47-66 6-4 L1
45-68 3-7 W1
45-70 2-8 L4

Top Alexander Canario News

  • Cubs' Alexander Canario: Muscling up in Double-A

    Canario hit his 18th homer in 64 games for Double-A Tennessee on Tuesday, lifting his stat line at that level to .255/.339/.560.

    Between High-A and Double-A this year, Canario has stolen a dozen bases while bashing 25 homers -- seven of which have come in his last 11 games, a stretch in which he's also batted .405 with 13 walks against just eight strikeouts. It's well worth noting that Canario's cut down his whiffs sharply since his promotion to Double-A -- where he was striking out at an alarming 35 percent rate in High-A, he's at a more acceptable 25.6 percent clip at the higher level. He probably won't ever hit for much average in the big leagues, but the power is very real, so if Canario can maintain his plate-discipline improvements, he'll have a chance to be an impact major leaguer.

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  • Cubs' Alexander Canario: Moves up to Double-A

    The Cubs promoted Canario from High-A South Bend to Double-A Tennessee on Tuesday.

    The 22-year-old outfielder, who was one of two prospects the Cubs acquired last summer in the deal that sent Kris Bryant to the Giants, showed significant improvement in his return to South Bend after submitting an underwhelming .693 OPS in 182 plate appearances for the affiliate in the second half of 2021. He'll be rewarded with a move to Double-A after slashing .281/.360/.584 with a 10.1 percent walk rate and 35 percent strikeout rate across 100 plate appearances to begin 2022.

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  • Cubs' Alexander Canario: Included in Bryant trade

    Canario (back) and right-hander Caleb Kilian were traded from the Giants to the Cubs on Friday in exchange for Kris Bryant, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

    Canario had a back issue crop up earlier in the week, but he was able to rejoin the lineup at Low-A San Jose on Thursday. The 21-year-old has a .235/.325/.433 slash line with nine home runs, 29 RBI, 43 runs and 15 stolen bases at Low-A this season.

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  • Giants' Alexander Canario: Nursing back injury

    Canario was scratched from Tuesday's lineup for Low-A San Jose with a back injury, Robert Murray of reports.

    The severity of the injury remains unclear, but Canario will be forced to miss at least one contest. The 21-year-old has a .239/.330/.440 slash line with nine homers, 29 RBI, 43 runs and 15 stolen bases in 64 games for San Jose this season.

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  • Giants' Alexander Canario: Sent to minor-league camp

    The Giants optioned Canario (shoulder) to their minor-league camp Monday.

    The 20-year-old outfielder is one of the more prized prospects in the Giants' farm system, but since he has yet to play above the rookie-ball level, he wasn't in contention for a spot on San Francisco's Opening Day roster. Once he's fully cleared from the surgery he required on his left shoulder last November, Canario will likely report to one of the Giants' full-season affiliates.

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  • Giants' Alexander Canario: Added to 40-man roster

    Canario's (shoulder) contract was purchased by the Giants on Friday.

    Canario getting protected from the Rule 5 draft was a forgone conclusion, but the bigger news is that he is recovering from mid-November surgery to repair a torn labrum and dislocated left shoulder. He may not be available for the start of the season and his production could be negatively affected when he initially returns. That said, few players in the minors have as much power potential as Canario, so his future remains bright as long as he can cut down on the strikeouts.

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  • Giants' Alexander Canario: Suffers dislocated shoulder

    Canario dislocated his shoulder and underwent surgery to repair a torn labrum, Andrew Baggarly of The Athletic reports.

    Canario is in the Giants' future plans, as he was a part of the team's 60-man player pool this summer and was also impressing during the Instructional League. The injury sets back his timeline to reach the big leagues, however, as he has yet to play in any full-season league as a professional. No timetable for Canario to return to baseball activities has been announced.

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  • Giants' Alexander Canario: Joins player pool

    Canario was added to the Giants' player pool Wednesday.

    Canario is highly unlikely to make his big-league debut this season, as he's yet to advance beyond short-season ball. The 20-year-old is an interesting prospect with a strong arm and big raw power, but his inclusion in the pool is likely nothing more than an attempt to help him continue his development as smoothly as possible in a very disrupted 2020 campaign.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-1, 165 lbs
Birthplace: Montecristi, Dominican Republic
Age: 22
Bats/Throws: R, R