Arizona Diamondbacks Acquire 2 New Players

The Arizona Diamondbacks have recently bolstered their roster with a couple of acquisitions, bringing left-handed reliever Joe Jacques and infielder Sergio Alcantara into the fold.

Alcantara, known for his defensive prowess and infield versatility, arrives in a trade with the Pittsburgh Pirates, marking his fifth stint with the organization.

The 27-year-old had a brief stint with the Diamondbacks last season, but put up a .265/.318/.444 triple-slash line, with five home runs, 19 RBI, one stolen base, and 17 runs scored across 48 games played.

His ability to cover second, third, and shortstop positions adds invaluable depth to the Diamondbacks' infield lineup, particularly amidst injuries to key players like starting shortstop Geraldo Perdomo.

In a separate move, the Diamondbacks claimed Joe Jacques off waivers from the Boston Red Sox, securing a promising left-handed arm for their bullpen.

Jacques, boasting major league experience and a diverse pitching arsenal highlighted by a fastball-slider combination and a newly honed cutter, offers reliability and depth in late-game situations. His arrival addresses a crucial need for the Diamondbacks, strengthening their pitching staff as they navigate the challenges of the season ahead.

Over his two seasons in the MLB, the 29-year-old has recorded a 5.08 ERA, 1.59 WHIP, with 22 strikeouts across 28.1 innings and 24 appearances. Photo Credit: Kevin Sousa-USA TODAY Sports