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Raul Alcantara | Starting Pitcher | #50

Team: Oakland Athletics
Age / DOB:  (25) / 12/4/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 221
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
Drafted: 2009 / UDFA / BOS
Contract: view contract details

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Raul Alcantara took the loss Friday after allowing four runs over 4 1/3 innings against the Rangers.
Alcantara gave up five hits, the big blow of which was a two-run homer from Shin-Soo Choo in his final inning of work. The 24-year-old fanned two and walked two in the loss. He’ll wrap up the season with a 7.13 ERA and 12/12 K/BB ratio in 24 innings over four starts and four relief appearances in the majors. He’s going to have to earn an opportunity in the spring. Sat, Sep 30, 2017 12:39:00 AM

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Raul Alcantara allowed just two hits with two walks over five scoreless innings in Saturday's 1-0 victory against the Rangers.

Since making his return to the starting rotation he has allowed just four hits with three walks and seven strikeouts over 8 2/3 innings in two outings. He was likely auditioning for a rotation spot in 2018. The young pitcher isn't currently scheduled for any additional starts down the stretch.
Sun, Sep 24, 2017 01:28:00 AM

Raul Alcantara worked 3 2/3 scoreless innings in an emergency start Monday versus the Tigers.

Alcantara was called into action after Jharel Cotton suffered a groin injury during pregame warmups. The 24-year-old right-hander held Detroit to two hits and one walk before getting lifted in the bottom of the fourth. Oakland went on to win 8-3, with Alcantara taking a no-decision after the commendable but abbreviated effort.
Mon, Sep 18, 2017 10:56:00 PM

Athletics purchased the contract of RHP Raul Alcantara from Triple-A Nashville.

Alcantara got pushed off the A's 40-man roster back in April, but he stayed patient and is now getting another shot at the major league level. He'll work in a low-leverage bullpen role down the stretch.
Tue, Sep 5, 2017 05:08:00 PM

Athletics sent RHP Raul Alcantara outright to Triple-A Nashville.

The right-hander cracked the A's Opening Day rotation but made just one start before he was demoted to the bullpen. He'll look to right the ship at Triple-A before hopefully rejoining the big league club later in the season.
Sat, Apr 29, 2017 01:46:00 PM

Athletics designated RHP Raul Alcantara for assignment.

Alcantara had a 16.71 ERA through one start and two relief appearances this season for Oakland. The 24-year-old may draw some interest from other teams on waivers.
Tue, Apr 25, 2017 05:50:00 PM

Raul Alcantara has been moved to the Athletics' bullpen.

Well, that was fast. Alcantara was touched up for eight runs over two innings against the Rangers last Friday and it's earned him a ticket to long relief. Jesse Hahn will take his rotation spot.
Sun, Apr 9, 2017 01:22:00 PM

The Athletics are considering skipping Raul Alcantara's next turn in the rotation.

Alcantara was lit up for eight runs over two innings against the Rangers in his first start of the season. They have an off day Tuesday, so they could push Alcantara's next turn back and allow him to iron out his problems. Jesse Hahn pitched well in relief of Alcantara last Friday and it wouldn't be a surprise to see the two eventually swap roles.
Sun, Apr 9, 2017 09:30:00 AM

Raul Alcantara was blasted for eight runs in just two innings of work in Friday’s start against the Rangers.

Ouch. Alcantara gave up three runs in the first — including a two-run homer to Rougned Odor — before surrendering five more runs in the second, the big blow of which was a grand slam off the bat of Nomar Mazara. He threw just 30 out of 58 pitches for strikes. Jesse Hahn took over from there and allowed just two runs over six innings. Athletics manager Bob Melvin could have a decision to make here.
Sat, Apr 8, 2017 12:41:00 AM

Raul Alcantara is slated to open the season as the Athletics' fifth starter.

Andrew Triggs has captured the No. 4 spot and will be preceded by Kendall Graveman, Sean Manaea and Jharel Cotton. Jesse Hahn has struggled this spring and is headed to Triple-A Nashville to begin the season. Alcantara holds a 4.50 ERA with just nine strikeouts over 20 innings this spring, but he's out of options so it's not a surprise that he's getting a spot. Both he and Triggs will be on the chopping block when Sonny Gray (lat) is ready, which should be sometime in April.
Sun, Mar 26, 2017 10:32:00 AM

Raul Alcantara surrendered two earned runs in 2 2/3 innings Sunday in his Cactus League start against the Cubs.

Kris Bryant, the reigning National League MVP, did the bulk of the damage with a two-run homer in the top of the third. Alcantara gave up five total hits and one walk in the afternoon outing. He is probably headed back to Triple-A Nashville to open the 2017 regular season.
Sun, Mar 12, 2017 05:44:00 PM

Raul Alcantara was lit up for four homers and five runs in two-plus innings by the Mariners on Friday.

At least in a starting role, Alcantara's stuff isn't good enough to retire major league hitters consistently. Maybe if his fastball picks up in relief, he'll prove moderately useful. He finished his September rotation audition 1-3 with a 7.24 ERA and nine homers allowed in 22 1/3 innings.
Sat, Oct 1, 2016 01:19:00 AM

Raul Alcantara scattered seven hits and four runs over six innings Saturday in a loss to the Rangers.

He finished with six strikeouts and one walk. Elvis Andrus was his Kryptonite, taking him deep twice with two-run shots in the second and sixth innings. Alcantara was extremely efficient, throwing 58 of his 79 pitches for strikes. The right-hander now holds a 5.75 ERA in four starts since his call-up three weeks ago. He'll make his last start of the year Friday against Seattle.
Sat, Sep 24, 2016 08:22:00 PM

Raul Alcantara earned his first major league win Saturday, allowing two runs over 5 2/3 innings against the Rangers.

Alcantara served up a two-run homer to Carlos Gomez but was otherwise stingy, allowing just four other hits without issuing a walk. In three starts this year, the 23-year-old has a 5.65 ERA -- due in large part to allowing five runs over three innings in his MLB debut -- and is now 1-1 overall. Alcantara will get another crack at this Rangers lineup when the two meet for a rematch on Friday.
Sun, Sep 18, 2016 12:09:00 AM

Raul Alcantara pitched well in a no-decision against the Mariners on Sunday, allowing two runs on seven hits over 5 2/3 innings.

Alcantara walked one and struck out four on the afternoon. All of the damage against him came on one mighty swing of the bat by Mike Zunino in the second inning. The Athletics have dealt with a massive amount of injuries in their starting rotation this year, which has provided the young right-hander with an opportunity over the final few weeks of the season. He'll take on the Rangers his next time out at home on Saturday.
Sun, Sep 11, 2016 07:05:00 PM

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S1Kendall Graveman
2Sean Manaea
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