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Yonder Alonso | First Baseman | #29

Team: Oakland Athletics
Age / DOB:  (28) / 4/8/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 220
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: Miami (FL)
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 1 (7) / CIN
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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

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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

Yonder Alonso (back) played catch and took dry swings prior to Saturday's game.

Alonso is dealing with lower back tightness and won't play this weekend, but he does appear to be making a bit of progress. He's considered day-to-day.
Sun, Sep 6, 2015 11:05:00 AM

Padres assistant general manager Josh Stein said Thursday that Yonder Alonso (back) will be sidelined for a "couple more days."

Alonso hasn't played since exiting Tuesday's game with lower back tightness. It sounds unlikely that he'll see any action for this weekend's series against the Dodgers.
Fri, Sep 4, 2015 10:55:00 AM

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.
Tue, Sep 1, 2015 11:31:00 PM

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.
Tue, Aug 18, 2015 01:13:00 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.
Sun, Aug 16, 2015 03:03:00 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."
Sun, Aug 16, 2015 08:22:00 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.
Sat, Jul 25, 2015 01:26:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Stephen Vogt
2Josh Phegley
1B1Yonder Alonso
2Max Muncy
2B1Jed Lowrie
2Eric Sogard
SS1Marcus Semien
2Tyler Ladendorf
3B1Danny Valencia
LF1Coco Crisp
2Mark Canha
CF1Billy Burns
2Sam Fuld
RF1Josh Reddick
2Andrew Lambo
3Jake Smolinski
DH1Billy Butler
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Sonny Gray
2Jesse Hahn
3Chris Bassitt
4Rich Hill
5Henderson Alvarez
6Kendall Graveman
7Jarrod Parker
8Sean Nolin
9Felix Doubront
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Sean Doolittle
2Ryan Madson
3John Axford
4Liam Hendriks
5Fernando Rodriguez
6Marc Rzepczynski
7Ryan Dull
8R.J. Alvarez
9Aaron Brooks