Arismendy Alcantara picked for 2013 MLB Futures Game

KODAK, Tenn. (WVLT/Submitted) -- Tennessee Smokies infielder and Chicago Cubs prospect Arismendy Alcantara has been selected to play for the World Team in the 15th annual SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game to played on July 14th at Citi Field in New York as part of the Major League Baseball All-Star Weekend.

Major League Baseball, in conjunction with the Major League Baseball Scouting Bureau,, Baseball America and the 30 Major League Clubs, selected the 25-man rosters for each club - the U.S. Team and the World Team. Each Major League organization is represented and players from all full-season Minor Leagues were eligible to participate.

Alcantara, 21, joins Cubs prospect Jorge Soler as the only players from the Cubs organization to participate in the 2013 Futures Game. The right-handed infielder is currently batting .280 (77-for-275) with 17 doubles, two triples and 33 RBIs. He ranks second in the Southern League in total bases (128), fourth in hits (77) and leads the Smokies with 10 home runs and 19 stolen bases. The Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic native was signed by the Cubs as a non-drafted free agent in 2008.

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