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A hard-hitting righty slugger with some notable flaws, Alexander Canario has one minor-league option year remaining, which will likely assure he begins the year at Triple-A. He'll enter the year eligible at UT-only in most formats, but he's a solid right fielder who could gain outfield eligibility during the season or heading into 2025. Shoulder and ankle injuries limited him to 42 games at Triple-A and the majors in 2023. His .276/.342/.524 slash line at Triple-A was above league average (111 wRC+), but his 28 percent strikeout rate was a little higher than we'd like to see from a 23-year-old bat-first player at Triple-A. He's already with his second organization (traded from San Francisco along with Caleb Kilian at the 2021 trade deadline for Kris Bryant), and he would probably benefit from another trade, as he won't be displacing Seiya Suzuki or Ian Happ. There are some similarities to Nelson Velazquez - a righty slugger who was mostly limited to short-side platoon work with the Cubs but emerged as an everyday option late last season with the rebuilding Royals.

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2024 41.3 1 1 .500
2023 142.3 1 1 6 .294
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  • Cubs' Alexander Canario: Set for first start of 2024

    Canario is starting in right field and batting ninth Tuesday versus the Diamondbacks. Canario was called up from Triple-A Iowa on Monday, and he'll now draw his first major-league start of the 2024 campaign. The 23-year-old produced a .269/.377/.481 slash line with seven extra-base hits, including two homers, over 52 at-bats with Iowa so far this season. With Seiya Suzuki (oblique) expected to miss at least four weeks, Canario will look to carve out a consistent role with the big-league club for the time being.
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  • Cubs' Alexander Canario: Headed to majors

    Canario will be recalled from Triple-A Iowa prior to Monday's game in Arizona, Jon Morosi of MLB Network reports. The Cubs have yet to make the transaction official, so it's unclear whose spot Canario will be taking on the 26-man active roster. The 23-year-old is off to a nice start with Iowa, slashing .269/.377/.481 with two home runs in 13 contests. Canario will likely operate in a reserve outfielder role during his time with the Cubs.
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  • Cubs' Alexander Canario: Sent down to Triple-A

    The Cubs optioned Canario to Triple-A Iowa on Monday, Jesse Rogers of ESPN.com reports. Canario made a push for an Opening Day roster spot but ultimately came up short. The 23-year-old missed much of the 2023 season while recovering from multiple surgeries but did get a cup of coffee with the big club in September. He could be used at all three outfield spots at Iowa.
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  • Cubs' Alexander Canario: Likely to start at Triple-A

    While Canario may push for a reserve outfield role in camp, he's likely to start the season with Triple-A Iowa, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports. Canario gives the Cubs a potential option to mash against lefties, but he's still likely to begin the year in the minors. The 23-year-old made his MLB debut last season and appeared in six games, recording a double, a triple and a home run during that limited run. If Canario impresses at Triple-A, he may force his way into Chicago's plans at some point this summer.
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  • Cubs' Alexander Canario: Belts slam for first MLB homer

    Canario went 2-for-4 with a double, a home run and five RBI in Tuesday's 14-1 win of the Pirates. Making his first big-league start and batting ninth as the DH, the 23-year-old helped put the finishing touches on the rout by slugging his first career homer in the eighth inning -- a grand slam off Kyle Nicolas. Canario has flashed big-time power in the minors, launching eight homers in 36 games for Triple-A Iowa this season after mashing 30 over 101 games in the high minors the year before, but he still needs to prove he can make consistent enough contact against major-league pitching to become a significant part of the Cubs' future.
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  • Cubs' Alexander Canario: Gets first big-league start

    Canario will serve as the designated hitter and bat ninth Tuesday versus the Pirates. Canario has spent most of September on the Cubs' active major-league roster, but this will be his first appearance in the starting lineup. The 23-year-old put up an .866 OPS with eight homers, 35 RBI, two steals and 23 runs scored in 36 games for Triple-A Iowa prior to arriving in Chicago.
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  • Cubs' Alexander Canario: Recalled from Iowa

    The Cubs recalled Canario from Triple-A Iowa on Tuesday, Meghan Montemurro of the Chicago Tribune reports. Canario was just optioned to Iowa on Monday, but he'll return as bench depth for Chicago as Jeimer Candelario (back) heads to the 10-day injured list. Canario drew only one plate appearance during his first 10-day stint in the majors and is not in the lineup Tuesday at Colorado.
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  • Cubs' Alexander Canario: Sent down Monday

    Canario was optioned to Triple-A Iowa on Monday. Canario received only one at-bat after being called up on the first day of the month, so the Cubs decided to send him back to Iowa to open up a roster spot for fellow outfielder Pete Crow-Armstrong.
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  • Cubs' Alexander Canario: Officially summoned from minors

    Canario was recalled from Triple-A Iowa on Friday, Meghan Montemurro of the Chicago Tribune reports. Canario has missed a big chunk of this season due to injury but posted an .866 OPS with eight homers and two steals in 36 games since joining Triple-A Iowa in mid-July. The 23-year-old probably isn't going to play much down the stretch but offers an intriguing option off the bench.
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  • Cubs' Alexander Canario: Playing again at Triple-A

    Canario (shoulder/ankle) has gone 2-for-11 with a walk, an RBI and a run in three games since being reinstated from Triple-A Iowa's 60-day injured list Friday. Canario made his 2023 debut for Iowa over the weekend after missing the first four-plus months of the season while recovering from offseason surgeries for his ankle and left shoulder. The 23-year-old outfielder -- who posted a .786 OPS over his 16-game rehab assignment between the rookie-level Arizona Complex League and High-A South Bend -- could need some time to knock off rust before he rediscovers the power/speed combination he displayed during the 2022 campaign. Over stops at South Bend, Double-A Tennessee and Iowa last season, Canario popped 37 home runs and stole 23 bases in 26 attempts over 534 plate appearances.
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  • Cubs' Alexander Canario: Optioned to Triple-A

    Canario (ankle, shoulder) was optioned to Triple-A Iowa by the Cubs on Friday. Canario is still recovering from a fractured left ankle and dislocated left shoulder he suffered while playing in the Dominican Winter League back in October. The 22-year-old is close to being cleared for baseball activities but could get a late start to the season for Iowa.
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  • Cubs' Alexander Canario: Nearing baseball activities

    Canario (ankle/shoulder) said Thursday that he expects to be cleared for baseball activities in "a week or so," Andy Martinez of Marquee Sports Network reports. Canario fractured his left ankle and dislocated his left shoulder while playing in the Dominican Winter League back in October. Both injuries required surgery, but he's made steady progress and should be able to return to live competition within the first half of 2023. The 22-year-old outfield prospect put up a shiny .899 OPS with 37 home runs and 23 stolen bases in 125 games last summer between High-A South Bend, Double-A Tennessee and Triple-A Iowa.
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  • Cubs' Alexander Canario: Timeline coming into view

    Canario underwent surgery on his fractured left ankle last week, and he's scheduled to have surgery on his dislocated left shoulder this week, Meghan Montemurro of the Chicago Tribune reports. Canario suffered both injuries while playing in the Dominican winter league, and the club has since confirmed that the outfielder will not be ready for the start of the 2023 season. The Cubs will likely wait until his second procedure has been completed before providing more information on Canario's timeline for a return.
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  • Cubs' Alexander Canario: Injured in winter league

    Canario suffered a severe ankle break and a shoulder injury Thursday while playing in the Dominican winter league, Sahadev Sharma of The Athletic reports. Canario suffered the injury after landing on first base awkwardly while trying to beat out a grounder. His expected recovery timeline is not yet clear, though it's possible the fracture is significant enough to cost him time next season. If healthy, Canario could push for a big-league role early next year, as he hit .252/.343/.556 with 37 home runs in 125 games across the three highest levels of the minors in 2022 while making the majority of his starts in center field.
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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 FanSided.com 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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