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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
College: Miami (FL)
Contract: view contract details

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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. Nov 4 - 7:39 PM

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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.
Sep 14 - 6:02 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.
Sep 10 - 2:15 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.
Sep 9 - 9:42 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.
Sep 6 - 11:05 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.
Sep 4 - 10:55 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.
Sep 1 - 11:31 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.
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

Depth Charts

C1Derek Norris
2Austin Hedges
3Rocky Gale
1B1Yonder Alonso
2Brett Wallace
2B1Jedd Gyorko
2Jose Pirela
SS1Alexi Amarista
2Jose Rondon
3B1Yangervis Solarte
2Cory Spangenberg
LF1Wil Myers
CF1Travis Jankowski
2Melvin Upton
3Manuel Margot
RF1Matt Kemp
2Alex Dickerson
Starting Pitcher
S1James Shields
2Andrew Cashner
3Ian Kennedy
4Tyson Ross
5Colin Rea
6Robbie Erlin
7Casey Kelly
8Cory Luebke
9Brandon Morrow
Relief Pitcher
R1Brandon Maurer
2Shawn Kelley
3Marc Rzepczynski
4Marcos Mateo
5Kevin Quackenbush
6Odrisamer Despaigne
7Nick Vincent
8Jon Edwards
9Frank Garces
10Jay Jackson
11Cory Mazzoni