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Victor Alfonso Alcántara (born April 3, 1993) is a Dominican professional baseball pitcher for the Detroit Tigers of Major League Baseball (MLB). He made his MLB debut with the Tigers in 2017.

Victor Alcántara
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Alcántara with the Detroit Tigers in 2019
Detroit Tigers – No. 58
Pitcher
Born: (1993-04-03) April 3, 1993 (age 26)
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
September 5, 2017, for the Detroit Tigers
MLB statistics
(through September 19, 2019)
Win–loss record4–3
Earned run average4.42
Strikeouts48
Teams

CareerEdit

Los Angeles AngelsEdit

Alcántara signed with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim as an international free agent in May 2012. He made his professional debut with the Dominican Summer League Angels that year. He spent 2013 with the Orem Owlz of the Rookie-level Pioneer League and 2014 with the Burlington Bees of the Class A Midwest League.[1] In 2014, he was selected to represent the Angels at the All-Star Futures Game.[2][3] Alcántara started 2015 with the Inland Empire 66ers of the Class A-Advanced California League. The Angels added him to their 40-man roster after the season.[4]

Detroit TigersEdit

After the 2016 season, the Angels traded Alcántara to the Detroit Tigers in exchange for Cameron Maybin.[5] He pitched for the Erie SeaWolves of the Class AA Eastern League and the Toledo Mud Hens of the Class AAA International League. The Tigers promoted Alcántara to the major leagues on September 5, 2017, and made his major league debut that day.[6] He cleared outright waivers on December 11, 2017.[7]

2018Edit

Alcántara started the 2018 season with the Triple-A Toledo Mud Hens, and the Tigers called him up on July 5, 2018.[8] He pitched 30 innings at the major league level in 2018, posting a 2.40 ERA with 21 strikeouts.

2019Edit

Alcántara made the team out of spring training in 2019 and earned the opening day win out of the bullpen against the Toronto Blue Jays.[9]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Hard-throwing righty Alcantara shows growth on and off field". The Orange County Register. Retrieved April 27, 2015.
  2. ^ "Bees' Alcantara named to MLB All-Star Futures Game - Burlington Bees News". Burlington Bees. Retrieved April 27, 2015.
  3. ^ "Alcantara named to World Team for Futures Game". Los Angeles Angels. Retrieved April 27, 2015.
  4. ^ "Angels add top prospect to 40-man roster".
  5. ^ Fenech, Anthony (November 3, 2016). "Tigers trade Cameron Maybin to Angels for minor league pitcher". Detroit Free Press. Retrieved November 3, 2016.
  6. ^ "Tigers promoting Victor Alcantara; no more September call-ups expected". MLive. September 4, 2017. Retrieved September 5, 2017.
  7. ^ Todd, Jeff (December 11, 2017). "Tigers Outright Victor Alcantara". mlbtraderumors.com. Retrieved December 11, 2017.
  8. ^ "Tigers designate Dixon Machado for assignment". MLB.com. Retrieved 2018-07-05.
  9. ^ "Zimmermann perfect into 7th, Tigers top Blue Jays 2-0 in 10". Washington Post. Retrieved 2019-03-29.

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