Yonder Alonso 1B SD 3 days ago

Alonso went 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI in a 4-2 win over the Diamondbacks on Friday.

It was a surprise to see Alonso hitting in the three-hole for the Padres with a lefty on the mound, but he made the decision pay off. While his power has been lacking, with only two homers this season, the average has been fantastic at .321. The substandard pop makes Alonso tough to own in standard mixed leagues, but he could make himself relevant if he's able to launch a few more long balls as the summer goes on.

Yonder Alonso 1B SD 5 days ago

Alonso will bat third in the order Wednesday against the Giants.

Interim manager Pat Murphy's lineup has a different look Wednesday, with Matt Kemp batting leadoff and Alonso slotted into the No. 3 spot for the first time this season. Alonso, who has primarily hit fifth in the order to this point, has just four extra-base hits in 20 games since returning from the DL but his .829 OPS for the season is the best among Padres regulars.

Yonder Alonso 1B SD 1 week ago

Alonso is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Diamondbacks.

With lefty Robbie Ray due up for Arizona, Alonso will head to the bench as Derek Norris steps in for his second career start at first base. Alonso is 11-for-29 against left-handed pitching so far this season (one extra-base hit), and he batted second in the order against a lefty Tuesday in Pat Murphy's first game as interim manager.

Yonder Alonso 1B SD 2 weeks ago

Alonso is getting his first start of the season at third base Saturday, the Union-Tribune's Jeff Sanders reports.

With Wil Myers getting starts at first base, this is the best way to get Alonso and Will Venable in the lineup as well. Alonso has played three career games at third base, but if he's up to it defensively he could play enough there to pick up eligibility in some formats.

Yonder Alonso 1B SD 3 weeks ago

Alonso is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Dodgers, Eric Stephen of SB Nationreports.

Padres manager Bud Black has rid his lineup of lefty-only bats with Clayton Kershaw due up for Los Angeles. Wil Myers will get the start at first base Friday, but look for Alonso, who is batting .364 this month and .342 for the season, to be back in there Saturday to face right-hander Zack Greinke.

Yonder Alonso 1B SD 3 weeks ago

Alonso went 3-for-5 with a grand slam in Saturday's win over the Reds.

The grand slam off lefty Tony Cingrani, Alonso's second home run of the season and first against a southpaw since 2013, tied the game at seven in the top of the seventh inning. Alonso has now racked up eight hits and four runs scored in his first four games back from the DL, raising his batting line on the season to .363/.450/.480 (120 PA). He hit just .240/.285/.397 in 288 plate appearances last year.

Yonder Alonso 1B SD 4 weeks ago

Alonso (shoulder) was activated from the DL and is in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Mets.

The Padres left Alonso down with Triple-A El Paso for one more rehab game Monday, but the 28-year-old will slot back in Tuesday for his first major-league outing since May 7. He will man first base and bat fifth against right-hander Noah Syndergaard, pushing Yangervis Solarte to the bench.

Yonder Alonso 1B SD 1 month ago

Alonso (shoulder) is not in the lineup Monday.

Alonso has been rehabbing at Triple-A El Paso, and the Padres initially hoped that he'd be able to return to the big league club Monday. That won't be the case, however, so Yangervis Solarte will make another start at first base.

Yonder Alonso 1B SD 1 month ago

Alonso (shoulder) may rejoin the Padres for Monday's game against the Mets, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

Alonso spent the weekend rehabbing with Triple-A El Paso, and Padres manager Bud Black didn't rule out the possibility of the first baseman returning to the big-league club Monday. Alonso was 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI through the first five innings of Sunday's rehab game.

Yonder Alonso 1B SD 1 month ago

Alonso (shoulder) moved his rehab to Triple-A El Paso on Friday, MLB.com's Bill Center reports.

Alonso, who went 1-for-6 during a pair of games with High-A Lake Elsinore earlier this week, and is expected to stick with El Paso through at least the end of the weekend. With Wil Myers (wrist) still a ways off returning from the DL, Alonso should slide back into at least a semi-regular role at first base upon his activation, which could come as early as Monday.