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Yonder Alonso | First Baseman | #17

Team: Cleveland Indians
Age / DOB:  (30) / 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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Indians signed 1B Yonder Alonso to a two-year, $16 million contract.
Alonso will earn $7 million in 2018 and $8 million in 2019. The deal also includes an $8 million vesting option for 2019 ($1 million buyout). The 31-year-old slugger will replace Carlos Santana who departed via free agency to join the Phillies. While Progressive Field isn't exactly a hitter's haven for left-handed power, it's an upgrade from the Oakland Coliseum and Safeco Field where he played his home games in 2017. Sat, Dec 23, 2017 10:52:00 AM

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Bob Nightengale of USA Today Sports reports the Indians have agreed to sign first baseman Yonder Alonso.

It is believed to be a two-year, $16 million contract with an $8 million vesting option for the 2020 season. Yonder will replace Carlos Santana, who recently signed a free agent contract with the Phillies. The veteran Alonso had a breakout season in 2017, slashing .266/.365/.501 with 28 home runs and 67 RBI in 142 games. He began the year with the Athletics and was dealt to the Mariners in early August. His previous high for homers in a season was nine way back in 2012 with the Padres.
Wed, Dec 20, 2017 09:43:00 PM's Jordan Bastian reports that the Indians have been "in contact" with free agent first baseman Yonder Alonso.

Bastian notes that Cleveland has also been linked to Logan Morrison and Matt Adams as part of the club's ongoing search for Carlos Santana's replacement. Alonso registered an impressive .866 OPS with 28 home runs in 142 games this past season between the Athletics and Mariners, earning his first career All-Star nod. The 30-year-old left-handed-hitter slashed .282/.383/.517 against right-handed pitchers.
Wed, Dec 20, 2017 03:24:00 PM

Yonder Alonso would be happy to return to the Mariners as a free agent this winter.

"I love it here," Alonso said. "It's awesome, a first-class group, and they treated me well. I'd love to be back here. I think the future here is very bright, and we're very close to winning, and I would definitely want to be a part of that." The Mariners figure to have some interest in keeping him, but it'll depend on what kind of offers he gets. He'll be an interesting case, as he's typically been a below average regular apart from the first half of this season.
Thu, Oct 12, 2017 05:58:00 PM

Yonder Alonso finished 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Saturday's road victory against the Angels.

Alonso smacked his 28th homer while driving in his 67th run. It has been an amazing breakout season for Alonso at the age of 30 after he managed just 39 homers through his first 664 major league games over parts of seven years in the majors.
Sun, Oct 1, 2017 03:08:00 AM

Yonder Alonso is out of the Mariners' starting lineup Wednesday afternoon against the Athletics.

Alonso bombed his former team with a two-run homer and two runs scored in Tuesday night's 6-3 victory, but he'll grab some rest during Wednesday's matinee. Dan Vogelbach is starting at first base and batting sixth versus A's right-hander Kendall Graveman.
Wed, Sep 27, 2017 01:39:00 PM

Yonder Alonso went 2-for-3 with a two-run home run and two runs scored in Tuesday's 6-3 victory against the Athletics, his former team.

The All-Star Alonso is wrapping up a breakout season. He is up to 27 home runs with 66 RBI while slashing a respectable .265/.364/.497. His overall average is right in line with his career numbers, but he was a late bloomer in terms of his power production. Alonso entered 2017 with just 39 home runs through his first 664 major league games over parts of seven seasons before his breakout performance this year.
Wed, Sep 27, 2017 03:03:00 AM

Yonder Alonso went 2-for-4 and homered against his former A's teammates in Monday's win.

It's just Alonso's fourth homer for the Mariners after he hit 22 in Oakland. He's batting .252 with 15 RBI in 123 at-bats and 38 games for his new club. Obviously, that's not what the Mariners were hoping for from him, but given the way the rest of the team has played, they weren't going to the postseason even if Alonso kept up his All-Star pace.
Tue, Sep 26, 2017 02:15:00 AM

Yonder Alonso went 3-for-4 with three RBI and a stolen base in Thursday's win over the Rangers.

All of Alonso's RBI came on one swing, as he roped an Andrew Cashner breaking ball into the right field corner in the fifth inning for a three-run double. It was his first three-hit game since August 21. The 30-year-old has cooled from his early-season pace but is still enjoying a nice season ahead of free agency, batting .269/.369/.501 with 25 homers, 63 RBI and 67 runs scored between the A's and M's. It will be interesting to see how he's viewed on the open market this winter.
Fri, Sep 15, 2017 02:17:00 AM

Yonder Alonso took Aroldis Chapman deep in the 11th inning to lead the Mariners to a 2-1 victory over the Yankees.

It was a solo shot. Alonso, who entered the game as a pinch-hitter, is just the third left-hander batter to ever homer off Chapman. Luke Scott was the first, but Alonso and Rafael Devers have both been in the past couple of weeks. Alonso is batting .302 with two homers and nine RBI over 15 games since being traded to the Mariners.
Sat, Aug 26, 2017 12:07:00 AM

Yonder Alonso finished 3-for-5 with three RBI and two runs scored in Monday’s win over the Braves.

Alonso played two runs with a double in the fourth inning and doubled home another run in the sixth. He’s now batting .318 (14-for-44) through his first 12 games with Seattle.
Mon, Aug 21, 2017 11:22:00 PM

Yonder Alonso is batting second Tuesday in his Mariners debut against the Athletics.

The first baseman was acquired from Oakland on Sunday for outfielder Boog Powell. Alonso boasts an .896 OPS with 22 home runs in 100 games this season, though he fell into a slump over his final few weeks with the Athletics. He's scheduled to become a free agent in November.
Tue, Aug 8, 2017 06:34:00 PM

Mariners acquired 1B Yonder Alonso from the Athletics in exchange for OF Boog Powell.

The M's claimed Alonso on revocable waivers and the two sides were able to work out a trade. Alonso has had a breakout season from a power perspective with 22 home runs, although just six of those longballs have come over his last 54 games. Still, Alonso should be an upgrade for Seattle at first base against right-handed pitching. Danny Valencia now figures to be on the short side of a platoon.
Sun, Aug 6, 2017 01:10:00 PM

Yonder Alonso is not in the Athletics' lineup Thursday against the Giants.

He's sitting against left-hander Ty Blach. Ryon Healy will spell Alonso at first base in Thursday's series finale. Alonso belted 20 homers in the first half but has only gone deep twice in 58 at-bats since the All-Star break.
Thu, Aug 3, 2017 06:37:00 PM

Yonder Alonso connected for a solo walk-off home run in the 12th inning of Sunday's 6-5, 12-inning win over the Twins.

The Twins held a 5-0 lead early on, but Oakland would come fighting back with two runs in the fourth inning, one in the fifth and two in the eighth to knot up the score and set up Alonso for his later dramatics. Stepping to the plate with one out in the bottom of the 12th inning, the first baseman let for fly for a walk-off solo shot to right against Tyler Duffey. He finished his day's work having collected three hits in five-at bats, including an RBI double in addition to his home run theatrics. A potential candidate to move at the deadline, Alonso is slashing .263/.364/.535 with 22 homers and 48 RBI over the course of 95 games played.
Sun, Jul 30, 2017 08:40:00 PM

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