The Arizona Diamondbacks acquired INF Sergio Alcántara (al-KHAN-ta-ruh) from the Cubs for cash consideration. To make room for Alcántara, the D-backs designated INF Josh VanMeter for assignment.
Sergio Alcántara | B/T: S/R | H/W: 5-9/151 | DOB: July 10, 1996 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
- Appeared in 89 games with the Cubs in 2021, playing 55 games (44 starts) at shortstop, 22 (18) at second base and 3 (2) at third…hit .205 (45-for-220) with 6 doubles, 3 triples, 5 home runs and 17 RBI.
- In 2020, played in 10 games with the Tigers and batted .143 (3-for-21) with 1 triple, 1 home run and 1 RBI.
- Originally signed by the D-backs as a non-drafted free agent on July 10, 2012 and sent to the Tigers on July 18, 2017 in a trade that brought OF J.D. Martinez to Arizona.