Shortstop - Chicago Cubs
Height: 5' 9"
Date of Birth: July 10, 1996 (24 years old)
Cubs' Sergio Alcantara: Clears waivers
Alcantara cleared waivers Saturday and was outrighted to Triple-A Iowa, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.Alcantara was designated for assignment by the Cubs on Thursday, but he'll remain in the organization after going unclaimed on waivers. The 24-year-old will serve as a non-roster invitee during spring training and could still compete for a major-league roster spot heading into the 2021 campaign.
Cubs' Sergio Alcantara: Claimed by Cubs
Alcantara was claimed off waivers by the Cubs on Friday.The 24-year-old made his big-league debut last year for the Tigers but didn't make much of an impact in his 10 games, hitting .143/.217/.381. Prior to last season, he hadn't appeared above Double-A and hadn't managed a league-average batting line in two tries at that level, hitting a combined .261/.340/.318 (93 wRC+) in 222 games. If he gets much time in the majors for the Cubs this season it will likely be in a bench role.
Tigers' Sergio Alcantara: DFA'd by Detroit
Alcantara was designated for assignment by the Tigers on Friday, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.The 24-year-old made his big-league debut and went 3-for-21 in 10 games for the Tigers in 2020, but he was DFA'd on Friday to create room on the 40-man roster for the signing of Wilson Ramos. Alcantara had a .642 OPS at Double-A in 2019 and figures to end up at the Triple-A level in 2021.
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