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 September 3, 2014)
Batting average .216
Home runs 8
Runs batted in 21
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]

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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