Arismendy Alcantara

#7 2B / Chi. Cubs Cubs / EXP: 2YRS Height: 5-10 Weight: 170 lb Age: 24 College: No College Bats/Throws S/R

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    • 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.

    • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

      Trade of Valbuena doesn't mean Cubs are rushing Bryant to the majors

      Cubs general manager Jed Hoyer said Monday the trade of third baseman Luis Valbuena to Houston and third-base prospect Kris Bryant's roster situation are "totally independent" of each other. Hoyer added Mike Olt, Tommy La Stella and Arismendy Alcantara could play at third base until Chicago feels Bryant is ready for the majors. "We are not going to speed up that clock," Hoyer said, per ESPN. Bryant, who was selected with the No. 2 pick in the 2013 MLB draft, has developed into one of the top prospects in baseball. He hit .325 with 43 home runs and 110 RBI in 138 games in the minors in 2014.

    • by R.J. White |

      Arismendy Alcantara slugs three-run home run Saturday

      Cubs outfielder Arismendy Alcantara went 1 for 3 with a walk and a three-run home run in his team's 8-7 win over the Dodgers Saturday. The Cubs were down 7-2 heading into the bottom of the seventh inning, but Alcantara followed up an RBI single earlier in the inning with his three-run blast to bring the Cubs to within one before they took the lead in the eighth. Alcantara has hit .214/.267/.377 with 10 home runs, 26 RBI and eight stolen bases in 252 at-bats.

    • by Marty Gitlin |

      Arismendy Alcantara fine for Friday

      Cubs rookie outfielder Arismendy Alcantara has returned to action for the Friday afternoon game against the visiting Dodgers. He had been sidelined since Tuesday with a wrist injury. Alcantara will try to improve on a stat line of .212/.261/.363.

    • by Marty Gitlin |

      Arismendy Alcantara absent from Thursday lineup

      Cubs rookie outfielder Arismendy Alcantara has been ruled out again Thursday against the Dodgers. A wrist issue has caused him to miss the last two games. Alcantara has been on an all-or-nothing run throughout his time with Chicago. He has nine home runs and 75 strikeouts in 245 at-bats.

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