Arismendy Alcántara

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Arismendy Alcántara
Arismendy Alcantara.jpg
Alcántara at bat in 2011 with the Peoria Chiefs
Chicago Cubs – No. 7
Second baseman / Outfielder
Born: (1991-10-29) October 29, 1991 (age 22)
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Bats: Switch Throws: Right
MLB debut
July 9, 2014 for the Chicago Cubs
Career statistics
(through 2014 season)
Batting average .205
Home runs 10
Runs batted in 29
Teams

Arismendy Alcántara (born October 29, 1991) (/ɑr.ɛs.ˈmɛn.d/ /ɑːl.ˈkɑːn.tə.rɑː/) (pronounced Air-es-MEN-dee Al-CAN-tah-ra)[1] is a Dominican professional baseball second baseman for the Chicago Cubs of Major League Baseball (MLB).

Career[edit]

Alcántara signed as an international free agent with the Chicago Cubs in 2008 as a shortstop. He made his professional debut in the Dominican Summer League that summer.[2][3] He played for the Peoria Chiefs of the Class A Midwest League in 2011,[4] and the Daytona Cubs of the Class A-Advanced Florida State League in 2012. He was limited in the 2012 season by a broken foot.[5]

In 2013, Alcántara played for the Tennessee Smokies of the Class AA Southern League. When the Cubs promoted fellow shortstop Javier Baez to Tennessee at midseason, they moved Alcántara to second base.[2] Alcántara was selected to represent the Cubs at the 2013 All-Star Futures Game[5] where he hit a homerun. He also appeared in the Southern League All-Star Game.[6][7] After the season, the Cubs added Alcántara to their 40-man roster.[8]

In 2014, Alcántara began the season with the Iowa Cubs of the Class AAA Pacific Coast League. The Cubs promoted him to the major leagues on July 9 to replace Darwin Barney, who was placed on the paternity list.[9] Following a four-hit game on July 10, the Cubs informed him they would extend his time with the major league team through at least the All-Star break.[10] Alcántara appeared in 70 games and finished 2014 with a .205 batting average, 10 home runs and 29 RBI's

References[edit]

  1. ^ "TENNESSE SMOKIES OFFICIAL ROSTER". Tennessee Smokies Baseball. August 24, 2013. Retrieved July 31, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b Rogers, Phil (July 14, 2013). "Get to know this name: Arismendy Alcantara - Chicago Tribune". Articles.chicagotribune.com. Retrieved November 15, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Bernie Pleskoff: Cubs prospect Arismendy Alcantara has good skills and has impressed in the Minor Leagues | cubs.com: News". Mlb.mlb.com. Retrieved November 15, 2013. 
  4. ^ John Arguello (April 25, 2013). "Cubs next homegrown impact starter may be Arismendy Alcantara | Cubs Den". Chicagonow.com. Retrieved November 15, 2013. 
  5. ^ a b "Jorge Soler, Arismendy Alcantara on World roster for Futures Game | cubs.com: News". Mlb.mlb.com. June 27, 2013. Retrieved August 10, 2013. 
  6. ^ Curtright, Guy. "SL notes: Alcantara continues to rise | MiLB.com News | The Official Site of Minor League Baseball". Milb.com. Retrieved November 15, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Tennessee Smokies second baseman Arismendy Alcántara shows off his All-Star talent » Knoxville News Sentinel". Knoxnews.com. November 7, 2013. Retrieved November 15, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Cubs add Arismendy Alcantara, Dallas Beeler to 40-man roster | cubs.com: News". Chicago.cubs.mlb.com. 2013-11-20. Retrieved 2014-07-18. 
  9. ^ "Cubs call up prospect Arismendy Alcantara for MLB debut | HardballTalk". Hardballtalk.nbcsports.com. Retrieved 2014-07-18. 
  10. ^ "Arismendy Alcantara earns more time in majors - Chicago Sun-Times". Suntimes.com. Retrieved 2014-07-18. 

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