Yonder Alonso 1B SD 5 hours ago

Alonso will not be in the lineup Sunday against the Cubs.

Manager Bud Black will shield Alonso from lefty Jon Lester, who is slated to toe the rubber for the Cubs. Alonso has surpassed expecations thus far with a .342/.457/.474 batting line on the season, which resulted in him moving up in the order to the two-hole in Saturday's 11-inning loss. Though he'll be replaced by Yangervis Solarte and could still be at risk of falling into a platoon, Alonso could bring some utility in the runs and batting average categories whenever he's in the lineup.

Yonder Alonso 1B SD 1 week ago

Alonso is out of the Padres' lineup Saturday.

Yangervis Solarte will move across the diamond to man first base as Alonso gets his first day off of 2015. The early returns on the Padres' starting first baseman have been excellent this season, as he has a .471 average with four walks and a steal through five games. He has just one extra-base hit, but power was never a big part of Alonso's game. With a fortunate BABIP year he could approach a .290 average with plenty of runs and RBI.

Yonder Alonso 1B SD 2 weeks ago

Alonso went 3-for-5 with an RBI in Tuesday's win over the Dodgers.

The Padres revamped much of their lineup over the offseason, but one of the few constants will be Alonso, who had his 2014 campaign cut short by surgery on his forearm in August. The 28-year-old has gotten off to a solid start through two games and figures to serve as the everyday first baseman.

Yonder Alonso 1B SD 3 months ago

Alonso agreed to a one-year, $1.65 million contract with the Padres on Friday, avoiding arbitration, Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com reports.

The former first-round pick (7th overall in 2008) struggled to a .240/.285/.397 batting line in 84 games before wrist and forearm injuries ended his 2014 campaign. Despite his struggles and injury history, new Padres GM A.J. Preller endorsed Alonso as the team's starting first baseman earlier in the offseason, and Alonso said just earlier this week that he feels he's back to 100 percent.

Yonder Alonso 1B SD 3 months ago

Alonso is 100 percent healthy after undergoing forearm surgery last August, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

Alonso has been able to throw at full strength for over a month, and he resumed hitting Jan. 1, so he should be ready to go when spring training kicks off next month. A healthy Alonso is the favorite to open the season as the Padres' starting first baseman, but the team may use some sort of platoon at the position given Alonso's health history and .648 career OPS against southpaws.

Yonder Alonso 1B SD 8 months ago

Alonso (forearm) was transferred to the 60-day DL on Monday, Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

This is simply a procedural move to free up a 40-man roster spot, as Alonso was already ruled out for the year after undergoing surgery on his forearm last week. Alonso underwhelmed in his 84 games this season (.240/.285/.397), and he's by no means assured of a starting job heading into 2015.

Yonder Alonso 1B SD 8 months ago

Alonso (forearm) will undergo season-ending surgery Friday, Corey Brock of MLB.com reports.

Things have been trending this way for a while, but a date is now set for Alonso to undergo surgery on his injured forearm. A recovery timetable has been set at 5-to-7 weeks, meaning Alonso should be back at 100 percent well ahead of spring training. Jake Goebbert, Tommy Medica and Yasmani Grandal will likely all factor in at first base over the final month of the season.

Yonder Alonso 1B SD 8 months ago

Alonso (forearm) will likely undergo season-ending surgery next week, MLB.com's Corey Brock reports.

The projected surgery would have a four month rehab window, which would allow for Alonso to be ready for spring training. Tommy Medica and Jake Goebbert will play first base for the Padres down the stretch.

Yonder Alonso 1B SD 8 months ago

Alonso (forearm) will not play again in the 2014 season, Jeff Sanders of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

Alonso is dealing with a damaged forearm tendon, and corrective surgery has yet to be ruled out. He'll get a second opinion in the near future, but it seems clear that he won't take the field for the Padres again this season. The announcement means more playing time for the likes of Tommy Medica and Jake Goebbert, while Yasmani Grandal may see some extra first base work as well.

Yonder Alonso 1B SD 8 months ago

Alonso (forearm) is headed to the 15-day disabled list, MLB.com's Corey Brock reports.

Alonso received a second MRI on his injured forearm Wednesday, and it appears the results were not favorable. It remains to be seen how much time Alonso will miss with the setback, but he will be out at least the next two weeks. Tommy Medica and Jake Goebbert figures to see more playing time in Alonso's absence.