March 9, 2020 05:28 PM
Twins' Jorge Alcala: Sent to minors
Alcala was optioned to Triple-A Rochester on Monday.
Alcala made his big-league debut late last season but only recorded five outs. He could push to return at some point this season, but it's hardly surprising to see that he won't break camp in the big leagues given that he's thrown just 9.1 total innings above the Double-A level.
September 14, 2019 05:16 PM
Twins' Jorge Alcala: Added to big-league roster
Alcala's contract was selected from Triple-A Rochester prior to Saturday's doubleheader against the Indians.
A hard-throwing righty whose fastball can touch triple digits, Alcala has not allowed a run while striking out 11 in 7.2 innings (five appearances) since getting promoted to Triple-A. He had been developed as a starting pitcher earlier in the year, but it's not surprising that the Twins have moved him to a relief role, where his shaky command may not be as big of a hindrance.
August 17, 2019 11:20 PM
Twins' Jorge Alcala: Headed to Triple-A
Alcala will be promoted to Triple-A Rochester on Sunday, Betsy Helfand of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
Alcala carries a 5.97 ERA with a 1.50 WHIP with Double-A Pensacola this year, but he's settled down recently, amassing a 2.00 ERA in nine innings over his last five appearances. The 24-year-old will get his first chance to pitch in Triple-A in his career.
August 6, 2018 01:48 PM
Twins' Jorge Alcala: Activated from minor-league DL
Alcala (back) was activated from the minor-league disabled list Monday, Brandon Warne of ZoneCoverage.com reports.
Alcala, who was acquired from the Astros in a trade last month, is set to make his debut with Double-A Chattanooga after spending the previous two weeks on the shelf with a right trapezius strain. The 23-year-old posted a respectable 3.54 ERA and 37:17 K:BB across 40.2 innings with Double-A Corpus Christi prior to being acquired by the Twins.
July 27, 2018 11:24 PM
Twins' Jorge Alcala: Headed to Minnesota
Alcala was traded to the Twins from Houston along with Gilberto Celstino in exchange for Ryan Pressly on Friday, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports.
Alcala has posted a 3.54 ERA and 1.32 WHIP with a 37:17 K:BB over 40 innings this season at Double-A Corpus Christi, so there's still some work to be done before he's ready to surface in the big leagues. The Twins will hope to develop this young arm within the next few years, as he was rated Houston's No. 8 prospect.