Thu, 18 Sep 2014 14:01:51 -0700
Chicago Cubs 2B Arismendy Alcantara (wrist) hit in a cage Thursday, Sept. 18, and will take batting practice. He could return as early as Friday, Sept. 19.
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:01:58 -0700
Chicago Cubs 2B Arismendy Alcantara (wrist) said his MRI revealed a sprained right wrist, but he thinks it is a minor injury. He noted he can throw without problem and will hit Thursday, Sept. 18.
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 14:24:00 -0700
Chicago Cubs 2B Arismendy Alcantara (wrist) underwent an MRI exam on his right wrist, and the team is awaiting the results.
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 13:01:18 -0700
Chicago Cubs 2B Arismendy Alcantara (wrist) is not in the team's starting lineup Tuesday, Sept. 16, after crashing into the outfield wall Monday. Alcantara was wearing a wrap on the wrist Monday night.
Thu, 21 Aug 2014 11:07:31 -0700
The Chicago Cubs have placed SS Starlin Castro on the bereavement list. The team also recalled 2B Logan Watkins from Triple-A Iowa.
Fantasy Tip: Castro could miss up to a week while on the bereavement list. The team could consider moving Javier Baez to shortstop and Arismendy Alcantara to second base with Justin Ruggiano and Matt Szczur seeing time in the outfield. Ruggiano and Szczur probably should only be options in NL-only leagues.
Mon, 18 Aug 2014 11:57:11 -0700
Chicago Cubs OF Arismendy Alcantara is still considered an option for the lead off spot even though he is 8-for-39 when batting first.
Sun, 17 Aug 2014 00:13:06 -0700
Although the Chicago Cubs have a backlog of shortstops, general manager Jed Hoyer has said he doesn't need to trade any of them. SS Starlin Castro, Javier Baez, Arismendy Alcantara and Addison Russell could all be on the team at the same time if Hoyer finds new positions for three of the players, which he admits may be an option.
Mon, 04 Aug 2014 11:46:49 -0700
Chicago Cubs 2B Arismendy Alcantara is expected to shift from second base to play mostly center field now that SS Javier Baez is in the majors.
Fantasy Tip: Alcantara has hit just .253 in 21 games with the Cubbies while playing the keystone. The move to center field will make him more attractive with multi-position eligibility, and his stolen base potential should keep him relevant in deep mixed leagues for the rest of the season.
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 06:14:45 -0700
Chicago Cubs 2B Javier Baez is hitting .333 with two homers and 10 RBIs in his last 10 games at Triple-A Iowa.
Fantasy Tip: We could see Baez in the next few weeks with the uncertainty the team has at second base. Arismendy Alcantara is there now but could shift to the outfield to make room for Baez. Start stashing Baez in mixed leagues.
Thu, 10 Jul 2014 14:39:33 -0700
Chicago Cubs 2B Arismendy Alcantara will remain with the team for the time being. He had four hits, three RBIs and two runs Thursday, July 10.
Fantasy Tip: Alcantara could carve out a utility role, if he puts a few more big games together before the All-Star break. However, he is likely to be optioned back to Triple-A Iowa, when Darwin Barney returns from his paternity leave. Alcantara's value is tied to the Cubs opening up playing time for him by continuing to trade away their veterans.