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Arismendy Alcantara | Second Baseman | #30

Team: Cincinnati Reds
Age / DOB:  (25) / 10/29/1991
Ht / Wt:  5'10" / 170
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2008 / UDFA / CHC
Contract: view contract details

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Arismendy Alcantara went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Saturday's split-squad Cactus League loss to the Cubs.
Alcantara's two-run home run in the fourth inning was not in and of itself able to propel the Reds to victory, but that aside, the dinger was his third of the spring. He has a shot at the Opening Day roster as a potential utility piece after hitting .278/.325/.467 with 12 homers and 32 steals in 108 minor league games last season. The Reds picked him up off waivers from the A's in early October. Mar 25 - 8:36 PM

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Arismendy Alcantara went 2-for-2 with three RBI and a run scored in Monday’s 10-6 win over the Royals in Cactus League play.

After entering the game in the sixth inning, Alcantara delivered a pair of RBI singles in the Reds’ marathon eight-run eighth inning. He’s now hitting .262/.273/.500 over 20 games during Cactus League action. The 25-year-old was claimed off waivers from the Athletics back in October and is out of options as he competes for a bench job this spring.
Mar 20 - 7:43 PM

Arismendy Alcantara went 1-for-2 with a three-run home run in Saturday's Cactus League win over the Royals.

Alcantara's eighth-inning blast came as part of an eight-run inning by the Reds. The team scooped him up off waivers from the A's in early October. He offers versatility as a defender and hit .278/.325/.467 with 12 homers and a healthy 32 steals across 108 games while splitting time between Low-A and Triple-A in 2016. It isn't out of the question that he could fight his way onto the Opening Day roster as a usable bench piece.
Mar 4 - 6:24 PM

Reds claimed INF/OF Arismendy Alcantara off waivers from the Athletics.

The former Cubs prospect spent the majority of the 2016 season in the minors, batting .278/.325/.467 with 12 home runs and 32 stolen bases in 108 games between Low-A and Triple-A while appearing all around the diamond defensively. Alcantara still has some intriguing tools and could challenge for an Opening Day roster spot next spring with Cincinnati. He turns 25 years old later this month.
Thu, Oct 6, 2016 03:16:00 PM

Athletics recalled INF/OF Arismendy Alcantara from High-A Stockton.

Alcantara will back up multiple positions down the stretch. He's 3-for-15 with eight strikeouts this year in the majors and holds no significant fantasy relevance.
Tue, Sep 6, 2016 04:25:00 PM

Athletics optioned INF/OF Arismendy Alcantara to High-A Stockton.

The move clears a 25-man roster spot for Billy Butler, who was activated off the 7-day concussion disabled list in a corresponding move. Alcantara is 3-for-15 with eight strikeouts this season in the major leagues.
Mon, Aug 29, 2016 01:38:00 PM

Athletics recalled INF/OF Arismendy Alcantara from Triple-A Nashville.

Alcantara has had a couple of brief stints with the big club since being acquired from the Cubs back in June, but he should now get a chance to stick around down the stretch. The 24-year-old has hit .276/.325/.457 with 11 homers and 32 steals over 102 games this season at the Triple-A level.
Mon, Aug 22, 2016 07:16:00 PM

Athletics minor league INF/OF Arismendy Alcantara produced four hits in Monday's win for Triple-A Nashville.

He drove in four runs as the Sounds rolled to an easy 12-5 win over Omaha. Alcantara has been scorching hot over his last 10 games, hitting .510 with 12 RBI during that span while raising his season average from .238 to .282. The 24-year-old leads the Pacific Coast League with 28 steals and has only been caught three times this season. Alcantara was traded from the Cubs last month in a deal that sent Chris Coghlan back to Chicago. He's gone 3-for-13 in five games in the majors this year.
Tue, Jul 26, 2016 02:30:00 PM

Athletics optioned INF/OF Arismendy Alcantara to Triple-A Nashville.

He's clearly out to accommodate the arrival of Sunday's starter, Jesse Hahn. Alcantara has three hits in 13 at-bats in his brief time with the big club this season.
Sun, Jul 24, 2016 12:18:00 PM

Athletics recalled INF/OF Arismendy Alcantara from Triple-A Nashville.

Alcantara has 28 steals in 31 attempts and a .750 OPS in 77 games this season between the Triple-A affiliates of the Cubs and Athletics. The versatile 24-year-old could take on fantasy value if he finds regular at-bats.
Wed, Jul 20, 2016 12:07:00 PM

Athletics optioned INF/OF Arismendy Alcantara to Triple-A Nashville.

Alcantara came over to the A's from the Cubs as part of the Chris Coghlan trade earlier this month. He was called up to the big league club on June 21 and picked up two hits in eight at-bats during that cup of iced coffee. The 24-year-old utility bat also stole two bases in that space. Expect to see him called up again the next time the A's are looking for an additional bench bat.
Wed, Jun 29, 2016 05:54:00 PM

Athletics recalled INF/OF Arismendy Alcantara from Triple-A Nashville.

Alcantara, who was recently acquired from the Cubs for Chris Coghlan, was batting .248/.299/.415 with six homers and 26 steals over 63 games this season in Triple-A. The 24-year-old figures to serve in a utility role initially, but he could find regular playing time during the second half.
Tue, Jun 21, 2016 02:42:00 PM

Athletics acquired 2B Arismendy Alcantara from the Cubs for INF/OF Chris Coghlan.

He'll report to Triple-A Nashville. Alcantara is only hitting .260 in the minors this year but he's a perfect 21-for-21 on steal attempts. The 24-year-old owns a .194 average across 304 major league at-bats.
Thu, Jun 9, 2016 05:54:00 PM

Cubs optioned INF/OF Arismendy Alcantara to Triple-A Iowa.

He's getting the boot despite a .360 average and five steals this spring, as the Cubs simply don't have room for him on their loaded roster. A trade would be the best thing for Alcantara, but for now he'll bide his time at Triple-A.
Fri, Mar 18, 2016 03:58:00 PM

Cubs optioned INF Arismendy Alcantara to Triple-A Iowa.

The move clears a spot for Addison Russell on the active roster. Alcantara has scuffled in limited playing time so far this season, so he's probably better off getting regular at-bats in the minors right now. We should see him again soon.
Tue, Apr 21, 2015 03:48:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Devin Mesoraco
2Tucker Barnhart
3Stuart Turner
1B1Joey Votto
2B1Jose Peraza
2Scooter Gennett
SS1Zack Cozart
3B1Eugenio Suarez
LF1Adam Duvall
CF1Billy Hamilton
2Arismendy Alcantara
RF1Scott Schebler
2Patrick Kivlehan
3Phillip Ervin
Starting Pitcher
S1Anthony DeSclafani
2Homer Bailey
3Brandon Finnegan
4Scott Feldman
5Amir Garrett
6Rookie Davis
7Bronson Arroyo
8Nick Travieso
Relief Pitcher
R1Raisel Iglesias
2Michael Lorenzen
3Drew Storen
4Tony Cingrani
5Blake Wood
6Wandy Peralta
7Cody Reed
8Robert Stephenson
9Nefi Ogando
10Tim Adleman
11Barrett Astin