The Padres have claimed infielder Sergio Alcántara off waivers from the Diamondbacks, both teams announced this afternoon. Though he’s still only 25, the Friars will be Alcántara’s fourth big-league team. Arizona had designated him for assignment on Friday to make room for the return of Josh Rojas from injury. To clear 40-man roster space, San Diego placed Pierce Johnson on the 60-day injured list.
Though Alcántara doesn’t pack a ton of punch at the plate — he’s slashed at just a .197/.280/.330 clip in 335 trips to the plate across three seasons in the majors — his defensive versatility has significant value. He’s spent most of brief career at shortstop (including 44 starts there for the Cubs in 2021), but he’s also logged significant time at both second and third. He had served as the D-backs primary third baseman prior to Rojas’ return.
Given the presence of high-end glove-man Ha-Seong Kim in San Diego, the acquisition of another versatile infielder is at least a bit curious. It could signal an as-yet unannounced injury (or player in COVID protocol) requiring time on the IL, of course, but it could also may spell the end of top prospect C.J. Abrams’ first taste of the majors. Currently the youngest player in the NL (among active players, only Wander Franco and Julio Rodriguez are younger), Abrams has struggled a bit in his first taste of The Show, playing solid defense at short but slashing only .182/.270/.273 in 65 plate appearances.
Oh Boy Here We Go
Send Abrams down and give him every day reps in Triple A.
Dbacks will miss this very competent depth piece. Alcantara played great defense and had some productive offensive moments for the Dbacks while filling in at 3b for Rojas. He isn’t starter quality, but he’s a good depth piece.
*FRESNO FIRE FROGS
dude just stop your joke was never funny and now is hella old come up with something new or better yet some decent bb convo.
You keep taking the bait…
just like how you can deep throat a foot long hotdog
I mean anyone can if you put your mind to it.
If you’re a Padres fan then you’re the one who has been choking on Dodger Dogs every season…and that’s coming from someone who hates the Dodgers.
well i’m not (or of any team of the nlw) so keep choking on them bbc sausages while you come up with some more lame team name jokes
Regardless of who you root for, my Braves are the defending champs.
For the record, I believe Milwaukee is where the sausage race is…
He must be a Hoover defensively to be this popular on the waiver circuit.
The kid can’t hit , funny thing he finally hit his first homer of the year , got dfa’d next day lol , guess the Dbacks figured they maxed him out at a homer and .189 and let him go.
He hit his first (and only) HR almost a month ago, did you mean his first 3B?
10 H in 57 PA, with 2 2B, 1 3B, 1 HR, with only 1 BB. Loved watching Sergio play defense (dude has a howitzer), but that dog won’t hunt.
Dumpster Divin Theo
Allowing the team to finally move on from Tatis
The corresponding move here is Pierce Johnson to the 60 day IL which is not a good sign. That bullpen really could have used him back sooner rather than later
I thought Beaty to the 15 was the offset?
For the active roster yes. They needed a spot on the 40 man for him
Thank you gents, that clarified an issue. Cheers
Ha! The Late Al Avila’s Big Prize when he traded JD Martinez to Arizona.
How does that man still have his GM gig?
How about Dinelson Lamet and Agustin Ruiz from the Padres to the Reds for Donovan Solano?
Profar needs to be let go.
Getting thrown out at 3rd down 2 in the 9th is inexcusable… but not cut-worthy. No mistake he was the first one out of the dugout on Alfaro’s homer.
We’d be hearing a lot more about that play and Profar’s poor decision had the Marlins won that game.
Everytime someone says that the Padres should trade Wil Myers, I remind them that the alternatives are Jurisckson Profar and Jose Azocar. Myers is overpaid but should be retained for the duration of his present contract
Another .197 hitter. Should fit right in.
Till he gets DFA’d.
He’ll be DFA’d quickly, then tried to be snuck through waivers.