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Yonder Alonso | First Baseman | #10

Team: Seattle Mariners
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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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. Aug 8 - 6:34 PM

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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.
Aug 6 - 1:10 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.
Aug 3 - 6:37 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.
Jul 30 - 8:40 PM

Yonder Alonso is not in the Athletics' starting lineup for Fridays' showdown against the Twins.

Ryon Healy is starting in his place at first base while Alonso takes a seat against left-hander Jaime Garcia. He should be back in there on Saturday.
Jul 28 - 6:42 PM

Yonder Alonso went 2-for-4 during Wednesday's loss to the Blue Jays.

He singled and doubled in the ballgame but didn't factor into the scoring. He also struck out twice. The Athletics managed only one other hit in the ballgame. He is still having an excellent season despite a rough month of July. He is batting .267/.364/.534 with 21 home runs and 45 RBI.
Jul 26 - 10:28 PM

Yonder Alonso is not in the Athletics' lineup Friday.

He's getting a breather with the Mets throwing lefty Steven Matz. Jed Lowrie is also sitting out, as the A's have Ryon Healy at first base and Adam Rosales at second.

RotoGrinders.com Daily Slant: Steven Matz may appear to be a pitcher to avoid at first glance, but he's clearly still working his way back into form. Matz's velocity is down about a mile per hour this season and his strikeout rate has plummeted to 13.5% against right-handed bats and 19.1 against lefties. The A's lose the DH in an NL park and aren't one of the top stacks of the day, but targeting them for value - namely with Marcus Semien, Rajai Davis, Matt Chapman and Ryon Healy - is certainly viable.
Jul 21 - 3:54 PM

Yonder Alonso went 2-for-2 with an RBI single and a walk in Wednesday's win over the Rays.

Alonso connected for an RBI single in the fifth to put a bow on a four-run frame. A possible trade candidate at the deadline, the slugger is hitting .273/.373/.556 with 21 homers and 45 RBI across 275 at-bats this season.
Jul 19 - 7:58 PM

Yonder Alonso is out of the Athletics' starting lineup on Tuesday against the Rays.

It's just a routine day of rest for the A's big trade chip. Ryon Healy is starting at first base and batting third Tuesday versus Tampa Bay left-hander Blake Snell.
Jul 18 - 6:43 PM

Jon Morosi of MLB Network reports that the Yankees and Athletics are discussing a trade involving Yonder Alonso.

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal noted Monday that the A's have been scouting the Yankees' minor league system closely. They could potentially be a fit for Sonny Gray, as well. The Yanks want to give Greg Bird (ankle) another shot at first base in 2018, but Alonso makes perfect sense as a rental with Bird likely done for 2017. The A's first baseman is batting .268/.366/.555 this season and has had a breakout year in the power department with 21 home runs.
Jul 18 - 9:00 AM

Yonder Alonso hit his 21st homer off the Indians' Carlos Carrasco on Friday.

Maybe he's not done yet: Alonso has four homers in his last seven games after hitting just three in his previous 32. He has now has three times as many homers this year as he finished with last year.
Jul 15 - 1:15 AM

Yonder Alonso smashed his 20th home run of the season in Saturday's game in Seattle.

The solo homer off of Andrew Moore in the third inning was his only hit across four at-bats. Alonso entered this season with just 39 homers across 2,103 major league at-bats, so his 20 clouts are a huge surprise. His magical season will continue Tuesday in his first All-Star appearance in his hometown of Miami.
Jul 9 - 4:02 AM

Yonder Alonso smashed a solo shot and a two-run homer Tuesday in a victory over the White Sox.

Both of the longballs came off of James Shields. But, hey, we're going to count them, anyway. Alonso's second tater of the day came right after the A's had coughed up the lead, but the blast put them back ahead. The first baseman had been in a power drought with just one homer over his last 27 games, so Tuesday's outburst was good to see.
Jul 4 - 7:27 PM

Yonder Alonso finished 1-for-4 with a pair of walks in Sunday's game against the Braves.

Alonso is enjoying the best season of his career, slashing .280/.377/.566 with 17 homers and 38 RBI. His season will get even better soon, too, as he was named as an American League All-Star reserve. The game will be played in his hometown of Miami on July 11 at Marlins Park.
Jul 2 - 11:00 PM

Yonder Alonso (knee) returned to the Athletics' starting lineup on Saturday.

Alonso missed the past two games due to a bruised knee. He's batting fifth and starting at first base for the A's against R.A. Dickey and the Braves.
Jul 1 - 2:10 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Mike Zunino
2Carlos Ruiz
1B1Yonder Alonso
2Danny Valencia
2B1Robinson Cano
2Danny Espinosa
SS1Jean Segura
2Taylor Motter
3B1Kyle Seager
LF1Ben Gamel
2Guillermo Heredia
CF1Jarrod Dyson
RF1Mitch Haniger
2Leonys Martin
DH1Nelson Cruz
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Felix Hernandez
2Hisashi Iwakuma
3James Paxton
4Drew Smyly
5Yovani Gallardo
6Ariel Miranda
7Erasmo Ramirez
8Marco Gonzales
9Andrew Albers
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Edwin Diaz
2David Phelps
3Tony Zych
4Nick Vincent
5Marc Rzepczynski
6James Pazos
7Emilio Pagan
8Evan Marshall
9Casey Lawrence
10Shae Simmons
11Evan Scribner