Arismendy Alcantara

2B / Chi. Cubs / EXP: 2YRS / MINORS Height: 5-10 Weight: 170 lb Age: 24 College: None Bats/Throws S/R

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      Cubs' Arismendy Alcantara: Optioned to Triple-A

      Alcantara was optioned to Triple-A Iowa on Friday. The 24-year-old infield prospect put together a solid spring, slashing .348/.444/.391 over 23 at-bats in major league camp. He also added five stolen bases and walked as many times as he struck out (4). Still, the Cubs simply have too much talent up the middle at the major league for Alcantara to crack the big league roster out of camp.

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      Cubs' Arismendy Alcantara: Steals fourth base of spring

      Alcantara went 1-for-4 with an RBI and stolen base (his fourth of the spring) against the Mariners on Thursday. Alcantara was also caught stealing for the second time Thursday, but with six attempts in just seven games, it's clear he's working on his basestealing this spring. He struck out twice Thursday, but he's only struck out three times in 14 at-bats so far, which is a bit better than he's shown in his professional career. He probably won't make the team, but he's still an interesting fantasy prospect.

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      Cubs' Arismendy Alcantara: Off to a good start this spring

      Alcantara is 2-for-6 with two walks, one RBI, and one stolen base through four games this spring. After struggling mightily at both the Triple-A and major league levels in 2015, Alcantara will try to right the ship this season and find some of the success that he enjoyed back in 2014. The 24-year-old utility man is off to a solid start this spring, but he is still a long shot to make the Opening day roster due to the Cubs' depth across the diamond.

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      Cubs' Arismendy Alcantara: Off to good start

      Alcantara singled and walked against the Angels on Friday. It's still early of course, but Alcantara has reached base in three out of four plate appearances this spring. He struggled in 2015, both with the Cubs and in Triple-A Iowa, but if he still has the potential to be a useful big-league player. He's not likely to make the team this spring, but he'd probably fetch a nice return in trade, so it's in the Cubs' best interests to let him play a lot and show the league what he can do.

    • by R.J. White |

      Cubs option Arismendy Alcantara, transfer Mike Olt to 60-day DL

      The Cubs optioned infielder Arismendy Alcantara to Triple-A Iowa Tuesday while also transferring third baseman Mike Olt to the 60-day disabled list. Both moves clear 25-man and 40-man roster spots for top prospect Addison Russell, who is set to start at second base and bat ninth in his major-league debut Tuesday. Alcantara was just 2 for 26 with five walks and one stolen base in 11 games with the Cubs. Olt is recovering from a hairline fracture in his wrist.

    • by Sean d'Oliveira |

      Cubs promote infielder Addison Russell

      The Cubs are calling up shortstop Addison Russell , sources told Baseball Insider Jon Heyman. Russell was recently moved to second base at Triple-A to help provide the Cubs with more infield depth at second. He is batting .314 with one home run and seven RBI at Triple-A. The team is expected to demote Arismendy Alcantara, who is batting .077, reports

    • by R.J. White |

      Cubs' Arismendy Alcantara struggling to make contact

      Cubs infielder Arismendy Alcantara is just 2 for 26 with 11 strikeouts in the first two weeks of the season. Alcantara saw significant action at second base and third base over the first 10 days of the season with the team dealing with multiple injuries in the infield, but he came off the bench in each of the team's three games against the Padres this weekend, with Jonathan Herrera drawing the start in each game and Kris Bryant joining the lineup Friday. Alcantara could still work his way into playing time at second base but will need to start finding a way to make more contact after striking out three times in four at-bats against the Padres.

    • by R.J. White |

      Cubs' Arismendy Alcantara still looking for first hit

      Cubs infielder Arismendy Alcantara is still looking for his first hit after opening the season 0 for 12 in his first five games. Alcantara wasn't in the starting lineup on Opening Night, but he's made four starts at second base since while also making one appearance at third base. Despite his lack of hits, the infielder has drawn five walks, scored four runs and stolen one base.

    • by Chris Cwik |

      Cubs' Arismendy Alcantara will play all over the place

      Cubs utility man Arismendy Alcantara is going to play a lot of positions this season, according to ESPN. Alcantara saw time in center last season, but the team's trade for Dexter Fowler will alter his role. Alcantara says he's ready for the challenge. "Mentally you have to be ready for that," Alcantara said. "They want me to play second base and the outfield." He's also expected to see some time at third base. Manager Joe Maddon is glad to have such a versatile player on the team. "When you get a guy like that and you want to give someone a rest, you don't feel like you're losing anything," Joe Maddon said. "And the big attraction there is also in-game. It's like having an extra guy on the bench." The 23-year-old Alcantara hit .205/.254/.367 over 278 at-bats last year.

    • by Shawn Krest |

      Maddon: Third base 'wide open' for Cubs

      New Cubs manager Joe Maddon met with the media at spring training on Friday and admitted he had no idea who would be playing third base for the team. Maddon declared the battle for the hot corner wide open. The competition seems to boil down the three options. Mike Olt played 52 games at third for the Cubs last season. He hit .160 with 12 home runs and 33 RBI. He enters spring training as the likely favorite. Kris Bryant is the team's third baseman of the future. The second overall pick in the 2013 draft, shot through the farm system in a year and a half. He played 70 games at Triple-A Iowa last season, hitting .295 with 21 home runs and 52 RBI. He hasn't yet made his Major League debut. Arismendy Alcantara is also an option. The versatile rookie played 48 games in center and 25 at second base last season and has been praised as being capable of playing anywhere on the field. He hit .205 with 10 home runs and 29 RBI.