Alcantara (undisclosed) was recalled from Double-A Erie on Monday. The move is purely a procedural one with the regular season complete. Alcantara spent the season with Double-A Erie, hitting just .247/.346/.296 before he was placed on the 7-day injured list in mid-August with an unspecified issue.
Alcantara was optioned to Double-A Erie on Sunday, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports. Alcantara had difficulty finding his footing this spring as he was 1-for-11 through nine games. The 22-year-old returns to Erie, where he slashed .271/.335/.333 with 95 strikeouts in 494 plate appearances last season.
The Tigers optioned Alcantara to Double-A Erie on Tuesday. Alcantara earned his first invitation to big-league spring training after slashing .266/.334/.339 and demonstrating solid glovework at the High-A level in 2017. The 21-year-old should serve as Erie's everyday shortstop this season, but unless he takes a dramatic step forward at the plate, he'll continue to project as a bench outfielder over the long haul.
Alcantara was added to the Tigers' 40-man roster on Monday to protect him from the Rule 5 draft, Lynn Henning of the Detroit News reports. The 21-year-old middle infielder was one of the prospects the Tigers acquired from Arizona in the J.D. Martinez trade. He projects as a bench infielder, capable of playing both shortstop and second base. Alcantara has some speed, but is unlikely to ever be an impact fantasy option.
Alcantara was traded to the Tigers on Tuesday along with Dawel Lugo and Jose King in exchange for J.D. Martinez. Alcantara recently turned 21 and he was batting just .279/.344/.362 at High-A Visalia before the trade, so there's little here to get excited about from a fantasy perspective, but at least he can play the middle infield. He's failed to make the most of what speed he has, going just 38-for-59 on the basepaths in five minor-league seasons.
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