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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 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

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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

Yonder Alonso reached base all four times he came to the plate in Thursday's loss to the Padres, batting 3-for-3 with a walk and an RBI single.

Alonso provided the Padres their only run with his RBI single in the fourth inning off of Jordan Lyles, tying the game at 1-1. The Padres were unable to bring him home in any of their four opportunities. Alonso is on a six-game hitting streak, four of which have been of the multi-hit variety. The first baseman is hitting a terrific .400/.485/.491 with eight RBI on the year.
Apr 23 - 6:07 PM

Yonder Alonso plated three runs in a 2-for-4 effort as the Padres ran roughshod over the Rockies 14-3 on Monday.

Alonso singled in two runs in the first inning and added a sacrifice fly in the second. The first baseman entered the season as one of the weaker-hitting players at his position but has been on fire in his first 52 plate appearances, carrying a .364/.453/.477 triple-slash line with one home run and seven RBI.
Apr 21 - 12:08 AM

Yonder Alonso homered in a losing effort against the Diamondbacks on Monday.

Alonso went 1-for-4 on the evening and his second-inning solo home run off of Rubby De La Rosa barely made a dent as the D'Backs were leading 4-0 at the time. Alonso has cooled off since back-to-back three-hit games in games two and three of the regular season, but is still batting a cool .360 (9-for-25).
Apr 14 - 1:34 AM

Yonder Alonso singled three times and walked in four plate appearances on Thursday against the Diamondbacks.

Alonso brought his Cactus League average up to .300 (12-for-40) with the effort, but he's only shown a modicum of power this spring with three doubles and a home run. Considering his position, Alonso's bat leaves much to be desired as he's yet to cross the 10-homer threshold over parts of five major league seasons.
Mar 26 - 7:44 PM

Yonder Alonso brought the wood in Sunday's loss to the Rockies, going 3-for-3 with three RBI.

Alonso cleared the bases, which were loaded at the time, with a double to right field in the first inning. He doubled again to lead off the third and singled in the fifth. Alonso had been hitless in his first six spring at-bats, so he brought his average all the way up to .333 with the performance.
Mar 8 - 8:12 PM

Padres and 1B Yonder Alonso avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $1.65 million contract.

The disappointing former top prospect batted just .240/.285/.397 during an injury-shortened 2014 season. He's slated to open 2015 as the starting first baseman.
Jan 16 - 3:15 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Derek Norris
2Austin Hedges
3Tim Federowicz
1B1Yonder Alonso
2B1Yangervis Solarte
2Jedd Gyorko
SS1Alexi Amarista
2Clint Barmes
3B1Will Middlebrooks
2Cory Spangenberg
LF1Justin Upton
CF1Wil Myers
2Melvin Upton
RF1Matt Kemp
2Will Venable
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1James Shields
2Andrew Cashner
3Ian Kennedy
4Tyson Ross
5Brandon Morrow
6Odrisamer Despaigne
7Josh Johnson
8Cory Luebke
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Craig Kimbrel
2Joaquin Benoit
3Shawn Kelley
4Dale Thayer
5Brandon Maurer
6Frank Garces