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23 Yonder Alonso 1B
Height/Weight: 6-1/230 | Birthdate: 4/8/1987 | Birthplace: Havana, Cuba | Bats/Throws: L/R | Team: San Diego | College: Miami (Fla.) | MLB Experience: 6 | Salary: $1,120,000 | Owned/Started%: 20/1 | Average Draft Position: 9999
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Padres 1B Yonder Alonso elevated to Triple-A in rehab


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(9:09 am ET) Padres first baseman Yonder Alonso is inching closer to a return from a shoulder injury that has him on the disabled list.

After two rehab games at Class A Lake Elsinore, he played Friday night at Triple-A El Paso, where he will remain for at least three games. He was 0-for-3, but walked twice and scored twice. Alonso is 1-for-9 in his rehab stint.

"He needs to see pitches and get at-bats," Bud Black told MLB.com.

Alonso will return with a fine slash line of .333/.427/.437.


Padres 1B Yonder Alonso plays first rehab assignment game Wednesday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/27/2015) Padres first baseman Yonder Alonso went 1 for 3 at the plate in his first rehab game for Class A Elsinore on Wednesday. Alonso, who is currently on the 15-day DL with a shoulder injury, also drew a walk.

Alonso hasn't played since May 8 when he suffered the injury and is hitting .333 with 10 RBI in 87 at-bats this season.


Padres 1B Yonder Alonso (shoulder) looking to return next week


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/26/2015) Padres manager Bud Black said injured first baseman Yonder Alonso will most likely begin his minor-league rehab assignment on Wednesday. Alonso, who has been out of action with a shoulder injury since May 8, is hoping to be back with the Padres early next week, Black told MLB Network Radio.


Padres' Alonso expected to begin rehab assignment Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/24/2015) Padres first baseman Yonder Alonso (shoulder) will hit on the field on Monday and likely begin a rehab assignment on Wednesday, MLB.com reports.

Out since May 7, Alonso has been hitting in the batting cages this weekend.

"I was able to go through my routine, I was able to hit some balls off the tee and hit some balls off front toss. Day by day, I'm increasing my load," Alonso said. "I'm feeling good, responded well to [Friday's] work."

Manager Bud Black said that the first baseman would likely start his rehab assignment at high Class A Lake Elsinore on Wednesday or possibly Thursday.


Padres' Yonder Alonso 'still a ways away' from return to baseball


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/19/2015) Padres first baseman Yonder Alonso is "still a ways away" from return to baseball activities, manager Bud Black said per Bleacher Report.

Alonso, who is currently on the 15-day DL with a shoulder injury, has a rotator cuff issue that is keeping him away from the field. Alonso has been out of action since May 8 and is hitting .333 with 10 RBI in 87 at-bats this season. 


Padres place Yonder Alonso on DL, recall Abraham Almonte


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(5/8/2015) The Padres placed first baseman Yonder Alonso on the 15-day disabled list, reports MLB.com

Alonso suffered a shoulder injury during Thursday's loss to the Diamondbacks and an MRI revealed he sustained a deep bone bruise. Alonso was batting .333 with 10 RBI in 87 at-bats this season.

The team will call up outfielder Abraham Almonte to replace Alonso. Almonte hit .230 in 204 at-bats last season.


Padres 1B Yonder Alonso suffers shoulder injury Thursday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(5/8/2015) Padres first baseman Yonder Alonso sustained an injury to his right shoulder when he jammed it during Thursday's 11-0 loss to the Diamondbacks, reports Bleacher Report.

Alonso will have an MRI on the shoulder Friday to determine the extent of the injury, but manager Bud Blacks anticipates starting Yangervis Solarte on Friday.


Padres' Yonder Alonso, Alexi Amarista get second day off in last three


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/4/2015) For the second time in three games, the Padres are keeping both first baseman Yonder Alonso and shortstop Alexi Amarista out of the starting lineup. 

Just as in Saturday's contest, Yangervis Solarte gets the start at first and Clint Barmes will start at shortstop.

It's Solarte's fifth start of the year at first, and Barmes eighth at short. They're hitting fifth and eighth in the lineup respectively. 


Yonder Alonso, Alexi Amarista out of Padres' lineup


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/2/2015) First baseman Yonder Alonso and shortstop Alexi Amarista were held out of the Padres' starting lineup for Saturday's game. 

Yangervis Solarte starts in place of Alonso at first for the fourth time this season but second time in three games. He'll bat fifth in the lineup. 

Clint Barmes also makes his second start in three games for the Padres. He's in the lineup at short for the seventh time this year and will bat eighth.


Padres 1B Yonder Alonso not in Wednesday's lineup vs. Astros


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(4/29/2015) Padres first baseman Yonder Alonso was held out of Wednesday's lineup against the Astors, the team announced.

The Padres are facing left-handed pitcher Dallas Keuchel. Alonso is 1 for 2 in his career against Keuchel. Alonso has gone hitless in four out of his last five games. Yangervis Solarte will start at first base in place of Alonso on Wednesday.

The Padres are the favorites (-113) over the Astros on Wednesday.


Padres 1B Yonder Alonso batting .750 in career vs. Rockies' Lyles


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/23/2015) Padres first baseman Yonder Alonso carries a five-game hitting streak into Thursday's game at Colorado. If history is on Alonso's side, then there is a good chance he will push his hitting streak to six games.

Alonso has a very strong track record against Rockies starting pitcher Jordan Lyles, who is on the mound Thursday. Alonso is batting .750 (6 for 8) with two doubles, two home runs and five RBI in his career against the right-hander.

In the first three games of the series at Colorado, Alonso is batting .417 (5 for 12) with three RBI.


Torrid Padres 1B Alonso knocks in three in Monday win


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4/21/2015) Padres first baseman Yonder Alonso was mashing everything in sight heading into the game Monday night in Colorado. He just wasn't driving in a lot of runs.

That changed against the Rockies. Alonso nearly doubled his RBI output on the year with three, courtesy of a two-run single in the first and sacrifice fly in the second. He added another single to sweeten his slash line to .364/.453/.477.

Alonso has reached in 13 of 14 games this season and his on-base percentage ranks 11th in the major leagues.


Padres' Bud Black: 1B Yonder Alonso is going to hit to all fields


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/17/2015) Padres first baseman Yonder Alonso has worked past defensive shifts, which has contributed to an 11-for-31 (.355) start with two doubles and a home run with four RBI in nine games.

All three opponents (Dodgers, Giants, Diamondbacks) Alonso has faced this season have implemented a defensive shift with three infielders on the right side. Of his 11 hits, five have been to the left side of the diamond to beat the shift, per MLB.com.

"Yonder's going to hit to all fields, hit for average and be productive," Black said.


Padres' Alonso continues promising start with first home run


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/14/2015) Padres first baseman Yonder Alonso connected for a solo home run off Rubby De La Rosa in the second inning of Monday's 8-4 loss to Arizona. It was his first home run since since Aug. 11 of last season.

Alonso, who has 28 career home runs in 412 games, is batting .360 (9 for 25) with one double, one home run, two RBI, three runs, one stolen base, four walks and four strikeouts in seven games.


Padres' Yangervis Solarte batting second, playing first base


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/11/2015) Padres infielder Yangervis Solarte is in the starting lineup Saturday against the Giants, batting second and playing first base.

Solarte has started just once this season, playing second base and batting seventh Wednesday. His start Saturday sends Yonder Alonso to the bench. Solarte is 2 for 7 with an RBI in four games this season.

"This is an infielder by trade," Padres manager Bud Black said before the game to U-T San Diego. "He's got good hands, good feet, good arm. Now it's different angles and different responsibilities at first, but I think he had enough repetitions during spring training to give us a level of comfort. We feel good about it, and each day he plays there, he's going to get better. He's fine."


Padres' Yonder Alonso batting .467 after first four games


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/10/2015) Padres first baseman Yonder Alonso has started all four games to open the season, including Monday's season opener against elite left-hander pitcher Clayton Kershaw.

Although Alonso went hitless in the season opener, he has managed at least one hit in each of his last three games and had consecutive three-hit games on Tuesday and Wednesday.

He is batting .467 (7 for 15) with one double, one RBI, two runs, three walks and four strikeouts.

Alonso, who had wrist surgery in August, hit .327 with one home run, one triple, three doubles, five RBI and 10 runs in 19 games during spring training.


Padres' Yonder Alonso hoping he is past issues with right wrist


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(2/24/2015) Padres first baseman Yonder Alonso has been having issues with his right wrist/hand since getting hit by a pitch late in May 2013. However, he is hopeful the issues are behind him coming off surgery in August, per U-T San Diego.

“It’s a monkey off your back type of thing where you kind of just deal with it for a little while and finally put it behind you and go on to do the things I can do when I’m healthy,” Alonso said, adding that he was reporting with zero restrictions.

“(Injuries) are part of the game. You’re going to have your bruises here and there. That’s over with. Hopefully it’s the last time I answer questions about my wrist. Knock on wood.”


Padres' Tyson Ross, Yonder Alonso avoid arbitration


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(1/16/2015) Padres right-hander Tyson Ross and Yonder Alonso both avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year contracts, per the team's official website. Ross has settled for $5.25 million, per MLB.com. Alonso is set to make $1.65 million in 2015, per ESPN.

Ross registered a 2.81 ERA and 195 strikeouts over 195 2/3 innings last season. Alonso slashed .240/.285/.397 with seven homers and 27 RBI over 267 at-bats.


Padres' Yonder Alonso: 'I feel amazing'


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(1/8/2015) Padres first baseman Yonder Alonso has been able to ramp up his activity after August wrist surgery, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune.

Alonso had surgery to repair a damaged tendon in his right wrist in August. He's been able to put in some work in early December, and is optimistic about his health. "I feel amazing," Alonso said regarding his current status. 

The 27-year-old has had a tough time since joining the Padres in 2012. He hasn't hit particularly well, and has missed time with hand, wrist and forearm issues. Alonso hit .240/.285/.397 in 267 at-bats before the injury last season. 


Yonder Alonso seeking return to Padres next year


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(9/17/2014) Padres shelved first baseman Yonder Alonso is hoping he will be asked back in 2015 after losing the last seven weeks of this season to a wrist injury that required surgery.

"I don't deal with the business side of it, but I think we have really good people here, really good guys that make really good decisions (as far as) the guys that came in," Alonso told the San Diego Union-Tribune. "They know the game, they know baseball and they know what I can bring."

What Alonso brought this year was a stat line of .240/.285/.397 and seven home runs in 267 at-bats. He finished with a flourish with 11 hits in his last 17 at-bats, including two taters.

Alonso could be non-tendered next season in his first year of arbitration eligibility.


Padres announce September callups


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/1/2014) The Padres announced several roster moves on Monday. The team recalled Robbie Erlin and selected the contracts of Cory Spangenberg and Leonel Campos. Additionally, San Diego transferred Carlos Quentin and Yonder Alonso to the 60-day disabled list.


Yonder Alonso to undergo surgery Friday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/26/2014) Padres first baseman Yonder Alonso will undergo surgery Friday, with the procedure being performed by a hand specialist, MLB.com reports.

The recovery time for Alonso's surgery is between five and seven weeks, putting him on track to be 100 percent for spring training. He is dealing with a damaged forearm tendon.


Yonder Alonso likely to have forearm surgery


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/23/2014) Padres first baseman Yonder Alonso will likely have forearm surgery next week, according to the San Diego Union Tribune.

Alonso has been sidelined since August 14 with a forearm strain. He received a second opinion, and will likely undergo surgery next week. Alonso will be out for four months following the surgery. Manager Bud Black said surgery wasn't a certainty yet, but it looked likely. "I think he more than likely is going to elect to have surgery," Black said. "It’s not official, but more than likely, it’s heading in that direction."


Yonder Alonso to miss rest of season


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/17/2014) Padres first baseman Yonder Alonso will miss the rest of the 2014 season due to a damaged forearm tendon, according U-T San Diego. He is expected to get a second opinion, but surgery remains a possibility.

Yonder Alonso heading to disabled list


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/13/2014) Padres first baseman Yonder Alonso will go on the disabled list with a forearm injury, MLB.com reports.

Alonso left Tuesday's game with the injury and had an MRI that night, but he was scheduled for a second, more extensive MRI Wednesday. He has hit .240/.285/.397 with seven home runs, 27 RBI and six stolen bases in 267 at-bats.