Giants ink veteran utility man Alcantara

Updated: Jan 14

The San Francisco Giants have added veteran Arismandy Alcantara to their roster on a minors deal. He was first signed by the Chicago Cubs in 2014 and went on to hit .194 in just 81 games with 10 homers and knocked in 30 RBIs. He was traded to Oakland in 2016 for Chris Coglan and hit .211 in 19 at-bats and drove in 2 runs for the A's. Oakland put him on the waiver wire later that Winter and the Reds picked him up. Alcantara hit just .171 for the Reds, 1 homer, and had 7 RBIs in 108 plate appearances, this was the last time he was in the MLB. He spent time in the Mexican Baseball league in 2018 combining to hit .278 with 18 homers and drove in 75 runs playing for a total of 5 teams. Alcantara comes to the club after spending 2020 in the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim's player pool. Before going to the Angels, the 29-year-old Dominican Republic native was in the New York Mets AAA system in 2019 and hit .294 with 13 homers totaling 48 RBIs. The deal that Alcantara signed with the club is unknown but my guess is a minor league deal as the roster stands packed at 40 men. He is a career .189 hitter with 11 home runs and 39 RBIs with a .550 OPS. Alcantara has played all over the infield as well as the outfield, he has a .970% career fielding percentage with just 10 errors committed and 16 double plays turned. The 29-year-old has made 203 putouts with 123 assists, most coming from second base with 103.

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