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Alexi Amarista | Third Baseman | #5

Team: San Diego Padres
Age / DOB:  (27) / 4/6/1989
Ht / Wt:  5'6" / 162
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2007 / UDFA / LAA
Contract: view contract details

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Padres placed 3B Alexi Amarista on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right hamstring.
The move is retroactive to April 20. Cesar Vargas was called up to take his roster spot. Amarista was sent up to replace Yangeris Solarte (hamstring) earlier this month but obviously he wasn't able to take advantage. With Solarte and Amarista both out, Adam Rosales should see regular playing time at third base. Apr 23 - 5:33 PM

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Alexi Amarista stole his first base of the season on Wednesday and went 2-for-3 in a loss to the Phillies.

Amarista got the big-league call once Yangervis Solarte (hamstring) landed on the 15-day DL, so he should see some time at third base and shortstop in the coming weeks. The 27-year-old got a couple of hits on Wednesday and was the only Padre with multiple hits in the game. He did steal a base and is perhaps tempting for fantasy owners who are desperate to add some speed to their rosters, but he's a career .227/.274/.325 hitter. Don't do it.
Apr 13 - 10:13 PM

Padres recalled INF Alexi Amarista from Triple-A El Paso.

Amarista should get some playing time at third base with Yangervis Solarte (hamstring) sidelined. However, he's not worth owning in fantasy leagues.
Apr 10 - 1:06 PM

Padres optioned INF Alexi Amarista to Triple-A El Paso.

They're expected to add Adam Rosales to their roster on Monday to serve as a utility infielder. Amarista should be back in the majors at some point.
Apr 3 - 12:43 PM

Alexi Amarista (shoulder) could begin the season on the disabled list.

Amarista jammed his shoulder diving for a ball on Monday. The Padres will see how he responds in the next couple of days, but he's cutting things close.
Mar 30 - 2:08 PM

Alexi Amarista went 2-for-4 with a triple and a game-tying two-run home run in the ninth inning of Sunday's loss to the Marlins.

Amarista's triple is notable for the fact that it was the only extra-base hit allowed by Marlins starter Jose Fernandez. After Fernandez left the game, the Padres looked dead in the water until the ninth inning, when Amarista struck like lightning, belting a two-run homer off reliever A.J. Ramos with one out to tie the proceedings at two-all. The big offensive showing is all the more surprising for the fact that Amarista was dealing with an 0-for-24 skid prior to his triple. He's batting just .201/.267/.293 with three home runs and 23 RBI this season.
Sun, Aug 2, 2015 04:32:00 PM

Alexi Amarista went 1-for-3 with a solo homer in Wednesday's blowout loss to the A's.

Amarista's homer in the sixth inning would be the only smudge on Jesse Chavez's line. In addition to the home run, Amarista also came on to pitch in the blowout, getting Billy Burns to fly out for the final out of the eighth inning. Given his .220/.298/.308 slash-line, perhaps pitching would suit the infielder better than hitting.
Thu, Jun 18, 2015 01:29:00 AM

Alexi Amarista reached all three times he was up Thursday before being removed for a pinch-hitter.

Amarista singled and walked twice (once intentionally) for the scoreless Padres. The team has been looking into the shortstop market, seeing about an upgrade, but there really isn't any point to bringing in another light-hitting, good-glove type. Amarista and Clint Barmes already fit that bill just fine.
Thu, Apr 9, 2015 11:09:00 PM

Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports that the Padres are "scouring the shortstop market."

After an active offseason, Padres GM A.J. Preller caught the baseball world by surprise on Sunday by acquiring closer Craig Kimbrel from the Braves. However, he's not done trying to improve his roster. The Padres currently appear likely to go with a combination of Alexi Amarista and Clint Barmes at shortstop, which leaves obvious room for an upgrade. It's unclear who they could be targeting on the trade front, but speculation figures to include names like Starlin Castro of the Cubs, Elvis Andrus of the Rangers, and Troy Tulowitzki of the Rockies.
Tue, Apr 7, 2015 01:03:00 PM

Alexi Amarista is dealing with a mild hamstring strain suffered during the Caribbean Series.

Amarista left his last game, but Padres general manager A.J. Preller said he should be fine. Amarista hit .239/.286/.314 this past season and appears to be the team's starting shortstop heading into spring.
Wed, Feb 11, 2015 09:12:00 PM

Padres and INF/OF Alexi Amarista avoided arbitration by agreeing to a two-year, $2.5 million contract.

The deal buys out the first two years of Amarista's arbitration eligibility. Amarista batted just .239/.286/.314 last season while starting games at five different positions, but the Padres are currently set to enter next season with him as their starting shortstop.
Fri, Jan 16, 2015 09:39:00 AM

Alexi Amarista continued to torment the Phillies on Thursday, going 2-for-3 with a homer, two RBI and two runs scored.

He finished a triple short of the cycle on Tuesday, and went 6-for-11 (.545) with a double, two homers, three runs scored and five RBI over the last three games. Where did this come from? Your guess is as good as ours. Amarista entered those games batting .237 with three homers total. He's got the slash line up to .245 /.294/.323.
Fri, Sep 19, 2014 12:50:00 AM

Alexi Amarista finished 3-for-4 with a double, homer, two RBI and one run scored on Tuesday against the Phillies.

He came into this game batting .204 with no extra-base hits in September. So naturally Amarista finishes a triple short of the cycle in Petco, doing most of his damage against Phillies' starter A.J. Burnett. It'll be awhile before you see another performance like this out of Amarista. Even after the monster game, he's batting .242/.292/.313 on the season.
Wed, Sep 17, 2014 01:28:00 AM

Alexi Amarista snapped an 0-for-17 stretch of futility by going 1-for-4 with a run scored Tuesday against the Dodgers.

Amarista's calling card is his defense, but even the leather wouldn't keep him in the lineup for most teams. The Padres have always viewed offense as optional, so he makes for a nice fit. Amarista is slashing .234/.285/.298 with three homers over 359 at-bats.
Wed, Sep 10, 2014 01:36:00 AM

Alexi Amarista hit a walkoff RBI single in the 10th of Saturday's 2-1 victory over the Dodgers.

Will Venable opened the bottom of the 10th with a single and then stole second base, setting himself up to score the winning run on Amarista's knock to shallow left-center field. It was the second straight extra-innings win for the Padres over the visiting Dodgers, and they also walked off against the Brewers on Wednesday. The Friars are playing the role of spoiler here in late August.
Sun, Aug 31, 2014 12:13:00 AM

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C1Derek Norris
2Christian Bethancourt
1B1Wil Myers
2Brett Wallace
2B1Cory Spangenberg
2Jemile Weeks
SS1Alexei Ramirez
3B1Yangervis Solarte
2Adam Rosales
3Alexi Amarista
LF1Melvin Upton
2Jabari Blash
CF1Jon Jay
2Travis Jankowski
RF1Matt Kemp
Starting Pitcher
S1Tyson Ross
2James Shields
3Andrew Cashner
4Drew Pomeranz
5Colin Rea
6Cesar Vargas
Relief Pitcher
R1Fernando Rodney
2Kevin Quackenbush
3Brandon Maurer
4Matt Thornton
5Jon Edwards
6Carlos Villanueva
7Ryan Buchter
8Luis Perdomo
9Buddy Baumann
10Robbie Erlin
11Brad Hand
12Michael Kirkman