Alcantara was optioned to Triple-A Iowa on Thursday, Gordon Wittenmyer of NBC Sports Chicago reports. Alcantara had started in one of the last eight games, and he went 0-for-4 with three runs, an RBI, a walk and a strikeout during that time. Right-hander Trevor Megill was recalled from Triple-A Iowa in a corresponding move.
Alcantara was recalled from Triple-A Iowa prior to Tuesday's game against the Phillies. Alcantara was sent back to Iowa on Sunday but will return to the big club following Eric Sogard's (thumb) move to the 10-day iL. He is starting at second base Tuesday and figures to fill in around the infield while David Bote (shoulder) and Matt Duffy (back) continue to work their way back from injuries.
Alcantara was optioned to Triple-A Iowa on Sunday, Tony Andracki of Marquee Sports Network reports. The 24-year-old was promoted in late May after Nico Hoerner (hamstring) landed on the injured list, and he'll head back to the minors now that Hoerner is healthy. Alcantara has appeared in 30 big-league games this season and has a .179/.282/.403 slash line in 79 plate appearances.
Alcantara isn't in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Reds. Alcantara has hit just .069 with a double, two runs and a stolen base across his last 13 appearances, and he'll be out of the lineup for a second straight game. Ian Happ will shift to second base while Rafael Ortega starts in center field.
Alcantara isn't starting Sunday against the Dodgers. Alcantara went 0-for-2 with a walk and a strikeout in Saturday's loss to the Dodgers, and he'll retreat to the bench for the third time in the last four games. Eric Sogard will start at second base and bat eighth.