Yonder Alonso 1B OAK 2 weeks ago

Alonso is out of the lineup Friday against the Yankees.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The A's are in really rough shape at first base, as Alonso, who has been the starter for most of the season, is hitting just .230/.282/.320 on the season. The team is willing to deploy the defensively challenged Billy Butler at first Friday, which shows just how bad things have gotten.

Yonder Alonso 1B OAK 2 weeks ago

Alonso is not in the starting lineup Tuesday against the Rangers.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Although it's his second day off in a row, it comes as no surprise considering tough lefty Cole Hamels is taking the ball for Texas. Alonso may also be out of Wednesday's game if the A's decide to keep him out against lefties, but that should become clear once Wednesday's lineup is revealed. For Tuesday, Billy Butler will man first base in Alonso's place.

Yonder Alonso 1B OAK 2 weeks ago

Alonso is not in the starting lineup for Monday's game with the Rangers.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Alonso has really picked things up at the plate as of late, collecting nine hits over the past seven games, but he'll head to the bench with left-hander Derek Holland taking the mound for Texas. Billy Butler will man first base in his stead.

Yonder Alonso 1B OAK 2 weeks ago

Alonso went 3-for-4 in Friday's 6-3 victory over the Rays.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Although all three hits were singles, they continued a resurgent month for Alonso. He's now working on an eight-game hitting streak, and his slashing .351/.429/.486 over 37 May at-bats. He's also starting to make harder contact, as he's posted five of his eight two-baggers on the season during the month.

Yonder Alonso 1B OAK 1 month ago

Alonso crushed a three-run walk-off homer on Friday night against the Astros.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The homer was Alonso's first as an Athletic and the three RBI doubled his total for the season. Alsono has had a very rough start to the season, hitting .174 with a .466 OPS through his first 69 at-bats. His defense, and past history of decent offense (career .719 OPS), will keep him in the lineup whenever the A's face a right-handed pitcher.

Yonder Alonso 1B OAK 1 month ago

Alonso is out of the lineup for Thursday's game against the Yankees.

Competitive Edge Analysis

With Alonso managing just five singles and a double through his first 46 at-bats, Mark Canha will start Thursday's game at first base, even though the A's will face a right-handed starter. If he doesn't turns things around soon, Alonso may lose more at-bats to Canha, who already figures to get a good chunk of the playing time against southpaws.

Yonder Alonso 1B OAK 1 month ago

Alonso was 2-for-3 with a walk and a run scored in Saturday's 5-3 victory over the Royals.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The 29-year-old came in to Saturday's contest in a slump of mammoth proportions, having tallied only two hits in his first 33 at-bats of the season. The two singles he managed were therefore a vastly welcome sight for the offseason acquisition, who managed a solid .282/.361/.381 line over 402 plate appearances with the Padres in 2015. While Saturday's production only served to up his average to a measly .139, it's possible the success he encountered could jump start his normally reliable bat.

Yonder Alonso 1B OAK 2 months ago

Alonso was 0-4 on Friday night against the Royals to drop his average to a brutal .091 on the season.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Alonso has had a horrendous beginning to the 2015 campaign as his average sits at .091 through his first 33 at-bats with a solitary extra base hit. In addition, Alonso has yet to draw a single walk so fat, leaving his .OBP at an equally ugly .091. Alonso plays an excellent defensive first base, but at some point, he is going to need to bring some offensive stats to the position or risk losing time to Mark Canha.

Yonder Alonso 1B OAK 2 months ago

Alonso is out of the lineup Tuesday versus the Angels.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The A's are going with a righty-heavy lineup against left-hander Hector Santiago, which in turn means that Alonso will head to the bench for Tuesday's contest. Mark Canha will take his place at first base and bat eighth.

Yonder Alonso 1B OAK 2 months ago

Alonso is out of the lineup Monday against the White Sox, MLB.com's Jane Lee reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

With tough lefty Chris Sale on the mound for Chicago, it makes sense to sit Alonso down. Righty Mark Canha will get the start at first base, in what should be a fairly predictable platoon in the early going this season.