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Yonder Alonso | First Baseman | #17

Team: Oakland Athletics
Age / DOB:  (29) / 4/8/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 220
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: Miami (FL)
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 1 (7) / CIN
Contract: view contract details

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Yonder Alonso went 0-for-4 in the loss to the Tigers on Friday.
Alonso has picked it up some after a brutal April, but even so, he's still hitting a modest .254/.322/.324 with no homers in May. The A's might run out of patience and give Max Mundy an extended look soon. May 28 - 12:58 AM

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Yonder Alonso is not in Monday's lineup against the Rangers.

It's a routine day off. Billy Butler will start at first base while Khris Davis will serve as the designated hitter.
May 16 - 6:26 PM

Yonder Alonso's eight-game hitting streak was snapped with an 0-for-4 Saturday against the Rays.

Alonso wasn't the only one baffled by Rays starter Matt Andriese, as the right-hander threw a two-hit shutout against Alonso's club. It was a modest streak for the 29-year-old, but one in which he had five doubles and five runs scored. Even with the good stretch, Alonso is hitting just .230/.287/.327 on the year.
May 14 - 9:43 PM

Yonder Alonso will start at third base Tuesday against the Red Sox.

The Athletics are a bit banged up right now, so they are being forced to get creative. This will be Alonso's fourth career start at the hot corner. Billy Butler will start at first base on Tuesday while Coco Crisp serves as the designated hitter.
May 10 - 3:39 PM

Yonder Alonso hit a three-run homer off Pat Neshek in the bottom of the ninth to give the A's a 7-4 win over the Astros on Friday.

The Astros took a 4-2 lead in the sixth in this one, only to give up two runs in the eighth and Alonso's three-run bomb in the ninth. It was Alonso's first homer of the year, and it doubled his season RBI total. He entered the night with a .154/.203/.185 line in 65 at-bats.
Apr 30 - 1:44 AM

Yonder Alonso went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts on Monday, leaving him with a .115 average.

The A's are 4-4 despite the offense's bleak start, so perhaps Alonso is safe for now. Then again, Billy Butler and Billy Burns have already lost their jobs, so who really knows what will happen next?
Apr 12 - 1:28 AM

Yonder Alonso hit a game-tying two-run single in the eighth inning of Tuesday's loss to the White Sox.

Alonso knotted the proceedings at 4-4 with his two-run single off White Sox reliever Nate Jones in the eighth, but Jimmy Rollins unknotted them with a solo home run in the top of the ninth inning and the A's would not be able to come back against closer David Robertson. The 28-year-old first baseman came over to the A's from the Padres in a December trade. He hit .282/.361/.381 with five homers and 31 RBI across 103 games last season.
Apr 6 - 1:46 AM

Athletics and 1B Yonder Alonso avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $2.65 million contract.

Alonso was arbitration-eligible for the second time this winter and gets a raise from the $1.65 million he made in 2015. The 28-year-old was acquired from the Padres last month after batting .282/.361/.381 with five home runs and 31 RBI over 103 games in 2015. He's expected to serve as Oakland's regular first baseman this year.
Jan 13 - 3:42 PM

Athletics acquired 1B Yonder Alonso and LHP Marc Rzepczynski from the Padres for LHPs Drew Pomeranz and Jose Torres and a player to be named later or cash considerations.

The move seemingly means that Ike Davis will be non-tendered on Wednesday. It's basically a lateral move for the Athletics. Alonso has never hit more than seven home runs in a season before, but he owns a .273 career average and a .340 on-base percentage. He earned $1.65 million in 2015 and will be arbitration-eligible for the second time this winter. The Padres were considering non-tendering him.
Wed, Dec 2, 2015 12:45:00 PM

Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports that the Athletics have acquired first baseman Yonder Alonso from the Padres for left-hander Drew Pomeranz.

No official announcement yet from either team. ESPN's Keith Law first reported that the deal was close and added that Mark Rzepczynski was also expected to go Oakland while left-hander Jose Torres would go to San Diego. Slusser writes that more pieces could be in the deal, but that Alonso and Pomeranz are definitely involved.
Wed, Dec 2, 2015 11:29:00 AM

ESPN's Keith Law reports that the Padres and Athletics are close to a trade that would send Yonder Alonso and Mark Rzepczynski to Oakland for Drew Pomeranz and Jose Torres.

The Padres have the option of using Wil Myers at first base, so giving up Alonso for Pomeranz makes sense for them. Pomeranz finished 2015 in the bullpen, but the Padres could explore moving him back to the rotation. As for the Athletics, acquiring Alonso likely means that Ike Davis will be non-tendered.
Wed, Dec 2, 2015 11:15:00 AM

Padres activated 1B Yonder Alonso from the 60-day disabled list.

Alonso's season was cut short in early September due to a stress reaction in his back. The 25-year-old first baseman hit .282/.361/.381 with five homers and 31 RBI over 354 at-bats. Injuries limited him to just 103 games. He'll be arbitration-eligible this winter.
Wed, Nov 4, 2015 07:39:00 PM

Padres placed 1B Yonder Alonso on the 60-day disabled list, retroactive to September 2, with a stress reaction in his back.

The move officially ends Alonso's season. Alonso hit .282/.361/.381 while he was healthy but managed just five homers in 103 games and again dealt with injuries. It's possible he could be a non-tender candidate over the winter.
Mon, Sep 14, 2015 06:02:00 PM

A bone scan of Yonder Alonso's ailing lower back revealed a stress reaction.

Alonso is going to be shut down for a period of time that could very well last through the end of the regular season. It's been another disappointing year for the big first baseman, who currently holds a .282/.361/.381 slash line, five home runs, and 31 RBI in 103 games. He will be arbitration-eligible for the second time this winter.
Thu, Sep 10, 2015 02:15:00 PM

Yonder Alonso felt continued tightness in his lower back while swinging a bat recently.

He was not allowed to take any swings Tuesday. "He's still getting treatment," Padres assistant general manager Josh Stein said. "Our hope is in a few more days, he'll be ready to go." Alonso hasn't played in a week because of the back malady.
Wed, Sep 9, 2015 09:42:00 AM

Depth Charts

C1Stephen Vogt
2Josh Phegley
1B1Yonder Alonso
2Max Muncy
2B1Jed Lowrie
2Eric Sogard
3Arismendy Alcantara
SS1Marcus Semien
3B1Danny Valencia
LF1Khris Davis
2Mark Canha
CF1Billy Burns
2Coco Crisp
3Sam Fuld
RF1Josh Reddick
2Jake Smolinski
DH1Billy Butler
Starting Pitcher
S1Sonny Gray
2Kendall Graveman
3Chris Bassitt
4Rich Hill
5Felix Doubront
6Henderson Alvarez
7Sean Manaea
8Daniel Mengden
9Dillon Overton
Relief Pitcher
R1Ryan Madson
2Sean Doolittle
3John Axford
4Liam Hendriks
5Marc Rzepczynski
6Fernando Rodriguez
7Ryan Dull
8Zach Neal
9Jarrod Parker