The Arizona Diamondbacks claimed infielder Sergio Alcantara off waivers from their National League West rival San Diego Padres on Tuesday.
Alcantara started the season with the Diamondbacks and was designated for assignment May 6. The Padres selected him off waivers May 9, and he played for San Diego until being DFA’d June 30.
Alcantara appeared at shortstop, third base and second base for both teams this year. He batted just .114 in 22 games for San Diego. In 23 games for Arizona at the start of the season, he managed a .189 average with one home run, one triple and seven RBIs.
The Diamondbacks also recalled left-handed pitcher Tyler Gilbert from Triple-A Reno and designated right-hander J.B. Wendelken for assignment.
Gilbert went 0-3 with a 7.88 ERA in four appearances (three starts) for Arizona earlier this year.