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Alexi Amarista | Second 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
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Alexi Amarista went 2-for-3 with a pair of RBI singles and a stolen base in Tuesday's loss to the Marlins.
Amarista served as the entirety of the Padres offense on Tuesday, as his second- and fourth-inning RBI singles against Marlins starter Tom Koehler brought home both of his team's runs in the 5-2 defeat. Amarista is up to six steals on the season, but he has just four homers and nine RBI over 70 at-bats. Look elsewhere for fantasy glory. Jun 15 - 1:33 AM

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Alexi Amarista went 1-for-3 with an RBI double in Thursday's loss to the Giants.

Amarista drove home the only Padres run of the evening when he notched an RBI double against Giants starter Jeff Samardzija in the second inning. Otherwise, nothing doing for San Diego. Amarista was just activated off the disabled list on Wednesday. He had been dealing with a right hamstring strain. The 27-year-old infielder holds a career triple-slash of .229/.277/.325 in the majors and holds no fantasy upside.
May 20 - 12:41 AM

Padres activated INF Alexi Amarista from the 15-day disabled list.

Amarista landed on the disabled list with a right hamstring strain in late April. He went 2-for-5 in his rehab game with Double-A San Antonio on Tuesday. The Padres are apparently confident enough in his health that they won't be tossing him back out there for another rehab appearance. In 21 at-bats with the Padres prior to the bum hammy, he had picked up seven singles and two steals. Amarista is not a fantasy-relevant player.
May 18 - 6:46 PM

Alexi Amarista (hamstring) went 2-for-5 in his rehab debut Tuesday with Double-A San Antonio.

Amarista saw time at second base and third base, and he came out of the game without any problems with his hamstring. He should be ready for activation sometime this weekend. The infielder has been on the disabled list since April 23 due to a right hamstring strain.
May 18 - 12:32 PM

Alexi Amarista (hamstring) is scheduled to begin a minor league rehab assignment on Tuesday night.

Amarista should be back with the Padres by the end of the week if all goes smoothly on the farm. He's a little bit ahead of Yangervis Solarte (hamstring), who is still playing in games at extended spring training.
May 17 - 7:35 PM

Alex Amarista (hamstring) has begun playing extended spring training games.

So has teammate Yangervis Solarte (hamstring). Beat writer Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union-Tribune suggested both players are close to beginning rehab assignments with High-A Lake Elsinore. Amarista began the year with Triple-A El Paso but was called up to take Solarte's place at third base. Now both are on the comeback trail.
May 14 - 8:10 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

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