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If you were wondering what happened to shortstop Arismendy Alcantara, the good news is he's fine.
He had been one of the most exciting players in the Cubs' system before he disappeared from view in July, after breaking a bone in his foot when he fouled off a ball. The Cubs decided not to rush his return but expect him to have a busy off-season between an assignment to the Instructional League and a job with Licey in the Dominican Winter League. The 20-year-old switch hitter has a quick bat and quick feet, hitting .302 with 25 steals in 85 games, but he's going to have to smooth out his fielding or switch to the outfield. Alcantara was charged with 35 errors at high-A Daytona, including 30 in 71 games played at short. It was the third time in his four pro seasons that he made 30-plus errors. He has a plus arm -- rated as the best infield arm in the Florida State League by Baseball America's manager poll -- and good range, however, and the Cubs plan to be patient with him. Interesting guy.