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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%: 17/9 | Average Draft Position: 9999
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Padres 1B Yonder Alonso leaves game with back tightness


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(9/1/2015) The Padres have announced that first baseman Yonder Alonso was removed from the game Tuesday night against Texas with lower back tightness.

Alonso, who had doubled in the first inning, was replaced by Brett Wallace in the field in the third.

It remains to be seen how long the issue will keep Alonso sidelined.


Padres 1B Yonder Alonso OK after getting hit in head by helmet


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/16/2015) Padres first baseman Yonder Alonso has declared himself fine after getting clocked in the head by a helmet chucked by frustrated teammate Justin Upton on Saturday night.

"It's part of the game," Alonso told U-T San Diego. "Guys get upset. I'm fine. Luckily, everything checked out well."

Alsonso was taken out of the game after the incident in the eighth inning.


Tossed helmet knocks Padres 1B Yonder Alonso out of game


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/15/2015) An angry Justin Upton resulted in a hurt Yonder Alonso in the eighth inning for the Padres on Saturday night, the Denver Post has reported.

Upton tossed his helmet after getting caught stealing to end the inning. The helmet ricocheted and hit Alonso, who was minding his own business in the dugout, in the forehead.

Alonso was replaced at first base by catcher Derek Norris with Austin Hedges taking over at catcher.

Upton was remorseful following the game. "It's childish," he told U-T San Diego. "I've got to do better than that."


Yonder Alonso not in Padres' starting lineup


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(8/14/2015) Padres first baseman Yonder Alonso wasn't in the starting lineup for Friday's game, after starting 78 games this year, including five of the last six. 

Catcher Derek Norris moved to first base to replace Alonso for the sixth time this year. Austin Hedges replaced Norris behind the plate. 


Padres 1B Yonder Alonso gets first day off in 21 games


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/30/2015) Padres first baseman Yonder Alonso received a day off Thursday against the Mets. It was the first time he was held out of the starting lineup in the last 21 games.

Alonso, who homered during Wednesday's 7-3 win, is batting .313 (10 for 32) with two doubles, two home runs, three RBI, three runs and three strikeouts in his last nine games.


Padres 1B Yonder Alonso contributes solo home run in win


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/29/2015) Padres first baseman Yonder Alonso went 2 for 5 with a double and a home run in the 7-3 win over the Mets on Wednesday. Alonso's solo home run gave the Padres a five-run advantage in the third inning.

The home run was Alonso's fourth of the year, and the second in his last five games. 


Padres 1B Yonder Alonso hits go-ahead home run in Friday's win


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/25/2015) Padres first baseman Yonder Alonso went deep for his third home run of the season in the 3-1 win over the Marlins on Friday. Alonso's solo home run gave the Padres the lead in the sixth inning. 

It was his only hit of the night, and he is batting .219 with two extra-base hits over his last nine games.


Padres 1B Yonder Alonso inserted as leadoff man on Friday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/3/2015) Padres first baseman Yonder Alonso is batting leadoff for the first time in his career on Friday against the Cardinals. Alonso is hitting .286 (10 for 35) over his last 10 games.

Alonso becomes the eighth man to hit leadoff for the Padres this season. Padres leadoff men have a combined .288 on-base percentage, while Alonso owns a .399 mark. It remains to be seen if this becomes a more permanent lineup arrangement for interim manager Pat Murphy.


Padres 1B Yonder Alonso gets a day off Thursday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/2/2015) Padres first baseman Yonder Alonso was held out of the starting lineup Thursday against the Cardinals for the first time in 10 games. It was just the third time he didn't start since coming off the disabled list June 2.

Since returning from the DL, Alonso is batting .289 with one home run, five doubles, 10 RBI, 11 runs, 11 walks and 14 strikeouts in 27 games.


Padres 1B Yonder Alonso stays hot at the plate on Saturday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/28/2015) First baseman Yonder Alonso got the scoring started for the Padres on Saturday. Alonso went 2 for 2 for 5 with an RBI, a double and two runs scored int he 7-2 win over the Diamondbacks. 

Alonso ripped an RBI double in the first inning to give the Padres an early 1-0 lead. He singled later in the game and came around to score on Justin Upton's fifth-inning home run. 

Alonso has now hit safely in 10 of his last 11 games, batting .359 with three doubles over that span.


Padres go with Derek Norris at 1B, Yonder Alonso at 3B on Thursday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/18/2015) As it has been for most of the season, Derek Norris and Yonder Alonso have been in the starting lineup when both have been healthy. The trend continued Thursday against the Athletics, however, both players weren't at their normal positions.

Alonso -- who has started a team-high 37 times at first base -- made his second start this season at third base, while Norris -- who has started a team-high 56 times at catcher -- made his first start at first base.

Norris is batting .185 with one double, three home runs and seven RBI in 14 June games, while Alonso is batting .291 with one home run, two doubles and eight RBI in his last 15 games.


Melvin Upton, Yonder Alonso atop Padres lineup on Tuesday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/16/2015) The Padres lineup had a little different look Tuesday against the Athletics, as Melvin Upton was in the leadoff spot for the first time this season and Yonder Alonso was batting second for just the second time in 2015. It was also Alonso's first time batting second since coming off the disabled list June 2.

Alonso is batting .277 with one home run, two doubles, eight RBI, five runs, five walks and seven strikeouts in 13 games since coming off the disabled list. However, he is mired in a 1-for-20 slump in his last six games.

Upton is batting just .100 (1 for 10) in seven games since his activation from the DL. Tuesday was just his third start of the season.


Padres' Yonder Alonso gets start at third base on Saturday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/13/2015) Yonder Alonso is making his first start of the year at third base for the Padres in Saturday's game against the Dodgers. Alonso made three appearances at the hot corner in 2014, and hasn't started a game there since 2011, according to SBNation.

Alonso was seen taking grounders at third before Friday's game, seemingly in preparation of getting the start there on Saturday. 

Will Middlebrooks is sitting out to start the game, with Wil Myers handling first base on Saturday.


Padres' Wil Myers starts at first, Yonder Alonso gets rest Friday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/12/2015) In his second game since returning from the disabled, list Wil Myers will be handling first base duties for the Padres on Friday against the Dodgers. Myers, who will once again bat lead-off, was 1 for 5 with a walk on Thursday after missing about a month with a wrist injury.

Myers starting at first base on Friday allows manager Bud Black to rest Yonder Alonso, who had started each of the previous nine games. 


Padres 1B Yonder Alonso homers, records four RBI in win


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(6/6/2015) Padres first baseman Yonder Alonso continued his dominance since returning from the disabled list on Saturday.

In his team's 9-7 win over the Reds, Alonso went 3 for 5 with a home run, four RBI and a run scored.

"I'm up there grinding with two strikes," said Alonso, per The San Diego Union-Tribune. "I'm not thinking about a home run, not even thinking about driving the ball. I'm just trying to be sure I'm not fooled."

For the season, Alonso is hitting an impressive .363 with two home runs and 16 RBI in 102 at-bats.


Padres 1B Yonder Alonso returns from DL with a three-hit night


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/3/2015) Padres first baseman Yonder Alonso made an immediate impact following his return from a trip to the disabled list on Tuesday. Alonso, who had been out since May 7 with a should injury, went 3 for 4 and scored twice in his team's 7-2 win over the Mets.

"I tried to take what they give me, focus pitch to pitch," Alonso said, per MLB.com. "Early in my career, I tried to do too much. I've learned from that. As long as I have good at-bats and swing at strikes, hopefully good things will happen."

Tuesday was Alonso's fifth three-hit performance of the season, as he upped his batting average to .352 on the season. 

"With Yonder, he's at his best when he's using the whole field," manager Bud Black said. "We need him to continue to do this. Someone asked me today if he can be a spark. I said, 'If he plays well.' So, yes, he can be a spark."


Padres 1B Yonder Alonso returns to lineup for Tuesday's game


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(6/2/2015) Padres first baseman Yonder Alonso will bat fifth and play first during Tuesday's game against the Mets.

Alonso has not played since May 7 after he went on the disabled list with a bruised shoulder. He will go against Noah Syndergaard on Tuesday, who he has never faced in his career. Alonso is hitting .333 with one home run in 87-at bats this season.

The Padres are the underdogs (+100) against the Mets on Tuesday.


Padres 1B Yonder Alonso likely to re-join club Tuesday


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(6/1/2015) Padres manager Bud Black said it's likely that first baseman Yonder Alonso is back with the club on Tuesday, according to San Diego radio station Mighty 1090 AM. 

Alonso has been rehabbing a bruised shoulder that landed him on the disabled list back in early May. Alonso hit a single and double during his fifth rehab assignment on Sunday. 

Alonso is hitting .333 in 26 games. 


Padres 1B Yonder Alsonso nearing return from shoulder injury


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(5/31/2015) Padres first baseman Yonder Alonso might be back on the team sooner than anyone expected, per The San Diego Union-Tribune.

Alonso, who is recovering from a bruised shoulder, doubled and singled during the fifth game of his rehab assignment on Sunday. The performance might be a catalyst to getting him back on the Padres' roster.

"Possibly -- or maybe not," Padres manager Bud Black said regarding the possibility of Alonso returning to the team this week.

Overall, Alonso's rehab seems to be going well.

“The shoulder feels good,” Black said. “It’s not affecting his swings or his throwing arm, so health-wise, he’s doing very well – recovered. I spoke to (Alonso) yesterday and he says he feels really good.”

Alonso is hitting .333 with a homerun and 10 RBI in 87 at-bats this season.


Padres 1B Yonder Alonso elevated to Triple-A in rehab


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/30/2015) 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.