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Yonder Alonso | First Baseman

Team: San Diego Padres
Age / DOB:  (28) / 4/8/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 220
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
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Yonder Alonso left Tuesday's game versus the Rangers with lower back tightness.
It's probably a day-to-day situation, but the Padres could have more on his status later Tuesday. Alonso doubled in his lone plate appearance before exiting. Sep 1 - 11:31 PM

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Yonder Alonso doubled and homered in four at-bats as the Padres took care of the Braves on Monday.

Alonso hit a ground rule double in the second inning and scored as part of a three-run frame. He tacked on a solo home run in the eighth inning. The first baseman has been nobody's idea of a slugger, but has otherwise been productive, batting .274/.354/.377 with five home runs and 25 RBI.
Aug 18 - 1:13 AM

Yonder Alonso (head) is not in the Padres' lineup Sunday, but interim manager Pat Murphy said the first baseman is "fine."

Alonso had to leave Saturday's game after being struck in the head with teammate Justin Upton's helmet, but it appears he'll be alright. Derek Norris is at first base Sunday, while Austin Hedges is handling the catching duties.
Aug 16 - 3:03 PM

Yonder Alonso had to leave Saturday's game versus the Rockies after being struck in the head with teammate Justin Upton's helmet.

Upton slammed his helmet against a bar in the dugout in frustration in the top of the eighth inning, but the helmet then slipped out of his hand and hit Alonso in the right side of the head. Alonso fell to the ground in pain and was noticeably upset about the incident, but he passed concussion tests and is considered day-to-day. "I was just watching the game and felt something just hit me right across the head," Alonso said. "But it's part of the game. Guys get upset. I'm fine. Luckily, everything checked out well. We're going to move on."
Aug 16 - 8:22 AM

Yonder Alonso hit his third homer of the year Friday against the Marlins.

Alonso could definitely use a hot streak, what with the Padres talking about giving Wil Myers significant time at first base after he comes off the DL. Alonso could fight off Myers with a well-timed surge, but he stands to lose quite a bit of playing time if it doesn't materialize.
Jul 25 - 1:26 AM

Yonder Alonso is hitting leadoff for the first time in his career on Friday.

While he doesn't possess the prototypical speed that you'd like to see out of a leadoff hitter, he certainly gets on base enough to make it a worthwhile endeavor. It'll be interesting to see if it's a permanent move, or a one-time thing. Alonso is slashing .310/.399/.402 with two homers and 20 RBI in 54 games this season.
Jul 3 - 6:15 PM

Yonder Alonso is starting at third base on Thursday.

Alonso also played there on Saturday after going three years without drawing a start at the hot corner. Derek Norris is at first base and Austin Hedges is catching as the Padres wrap up a series with the Athletics.
Jun 18 - 12:56 PM

Yonder Alonso will start at third base Saturday against the Dodgers.

Will Myers will start at first base with Alonso filling in for Will Middlebrooks at third. Alonso hasn't started a game at the hot corner since 2011. The Padres have a crowded outfield right now with Myers, Matt Kemp, Will Venable and the two Upton brothers. Though it may hurt them defensively, putting Myers at first gives the Padres their best offensive lineup.
Jun 13 - 7:03 PM

Padres activated 1B Yonder Alonso from the 15-day disabled list.

Alonso missed nearly four weeks of action with a right shoulder injury, but he played in six rehab games with no issues. The first baseman was off to a .333/.427/.437 start this season before going on the DL.
Jun 2 - 6:07 PM

Yonder Alonso (shoulder) is expected to be activated from the disabled list on Tuesday.

Alonso has just three hits in 16 at-bats during five rehab games so far, but the important thing is that his right shoulder is feeling fine. The first baseman was off to a .333/.427/.437 start this season with the Padres before landing on the disabled list in early May.
Jun 1 - 7:24 PM

Yonder Alonso moved his minor league rehab assignment up to Triple-A El Paso on Friday.

He played in two games at High-A Lake Elsinore, going 1-for-6 with three walks before joining El Paso where he went 0-for-3 with a pair of walks and two runs scored on Friday. He's getting closer to a return to the Padres and could be activated from the disabled list at the beginning of next week.
Source: MLB.com
May 30 - 8:39 AM

Yonder Alonso (shoulder) is expected to begin a rehab assignment with High-A Lake Elsinore on Wednesday.

Padres manager Bud Black seemed pessimistic less than a week ago about Alonso's recovery from a bone bruise in his right shoulder, but the first baseman has apparently made great progress since then. He'll hit on the field on Monday. "I was able to go through my routine, I was able to hit some balls off the tee and hit some balls off front toss. Day by day, I'm increasing my load," he said. "I'm feeling good, responded well to [Friday's] work."
May 24 - 3:44 PM

Padres manager Bud Black said Tuesday that Yonder Alonso (shoulder) is "still a ways away" from a return to the lineup.

Alonso has already missed nearly two weeks of action with a right shoulder injury and has yet to be cleared to resume baseball activities. It's uncertain at this point how close he is to activities, but obviously the Padres aren't counting on getting him back soon. With Wil Myers (wrist) also out, the Pads are going with Yangervis Solarte at first base.
May 19 - 6:57 PM

Padres placed 1B Yonder Alonso on the 15-day disabled list with a bone bruise in his right shoulder.

Alonso suffered the injury during Thursday's game against the Diamondbacks. It's unclear at the moment how much time he may miss. Abraham Almonte is being recalled from Triple-A to take his place on the active roster.
May 8 - 7:37 PM

Yonder Alonso had to leave Thursday's game against the Diamondbacks after jamming his right shoulder.

Alonso will undergo an MRI before the Padres decide how much time he might miss. At the very least, though, manager Bud Black anticipates Yangervis Solarte getting the start at first base on Friday.
May 8 - 8:17 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Derek Norris
2Austin Hedges
3Rocky Gale
1B1Yonder Alonso
2B1Jedd Gyorko
SS1Alexi Amarista
2Clint Barmes
3B1Yangervis Solarte
2Cory Spangenberg
LF1Justin Upton
CF1Wil Myers
2Travis Jankowski
3Melvin Upton
RF1Matt Kemp
2Alex Dickerson
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1James Shields
2Andrew Cashner
3Ian Kennedy
4Tyson Ross
5Colin Rea
6Brandon Morrow
7Josh Johnson
8Cory Luebke
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Craig Kimbrel
2Joaquin Benoit
3Shawn Kelley
4Brandon Maurer
5Marc Rzepczynski
6Marcos Mateo
7Kevin Quackenbush
8Odrisamer Despaigne
9Bud Norris
10Nick Vincent
11Jon Edwards