Alcantara will be part of the Angels' 60-man roster. Alcantara had been off to a hot spring, posting a 1.022 OPS in 27 at-bats with a pair of home runs before the shutdown. While he hasn't seen MLB action since 2017 and isn't on the 40-man roster, Alcantara brings positional versatility to the table that could prove helpful as a taxi squad member. The 28-year-old also saw success at the plate last season for Triple-A Salt Lake, posting a .866 OPS through 92 games.
Alcantara could provide depth as a member of the Angels' taxi squad if the 2020 season is played, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports. Despite a strong showing in Cactus League play, Alcantara was not expected to break camp with the big-league club before spring training was suspended. However, under a proposed plan by MLB, teams may be permitted to carry 20 players who can be shuttled back and forth on the roster as part of a taxi squad. Alcantara appears to be a good option for such a role given his big-league experience and positional versatility.
Alcantara hit .370/.393/.630 with a pair of home runs, four RBI and a stolen base in Cactus League play. Alcantara's two homers tied for the team lead during the exhibition slate while his 27 at-bats tied for first on the club. Still, the 28-year-old holds a career .189 average across 428 major-league at-bats, so his spring results aren't enough to cast Alcantara as a viable sleeper. He last played in the major leagues in 2017, though he did fare well at the Triple-A level last season, batting .294 with 13 home runs, 48 RBI and 16 stolen bases in 18 attempts.
Alcantara signed a minor-league deal that includes an invitation to spring training with the Angels on Tuesday, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports. Alcantara joined the Mets on a minor-league deal for 2019 and posted a .294/.358/.508 slash line with 13 home runs and 16 stolen bases in 92 games at Triple-A. The 28-year-old last saw the majors in 2017 with the Reds and struggled with a .435 OPS in 108 plate appearances.
Alcantara signed a minor-league contract with the Mets. Alcantara spent the 2018 campaign in Mexico, slashing a combined .285/.353/.527 with 18 homers and 15 stolen bases in 95 games. He last appeared in the majors in 2017, when he struggled to a .171/.187/.248 line in 70 games with the Reds. He figures to serve as organizational outfield depth in 2019.
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