Yonder Alonso
1B OAK
1 week ago

Alonso went 2-for-3 with a three-run home run in Sunday's 9-8 Cactus League victory over the Cubs.

EDGE Analysis

Alonso launched his second round-tripper of spring over the right-field fence and is one of Oakland's hottest hitters this spring, as he sports a .421/.560/.789 line over 19 at-bats. The veteran first baseman could be primed for a bounce-back campaign at the plate after seeing downturns in average, OBP, slugging, OPS and walk rate last season compared to the numbers he'd generated in his final Padres campaign in 2015.

Yonder Alonso
1B OAK
3 weeks ago

Alonso went 1-for-2 with a solo home run in Friday's 6-1 Cactus League victory over the Giants.

EDGE Analysis

Alonso went deep for the first time this spring by launching a Jeff Samardzija pitch to left in the second to open the scoring on the day. The 29-year-old first baseman re-upped with Oakland this offseason on a one-year, $4 million deal after slashing .253/.316/.367 with 34 doubles, seven homers and 56 RBI over 156 games in his 2016 debut campaign with the club. Alonso remains atop the depth chart at first, with the emerging Ryon Healy, who also homered in Friday's win, capable of serving as a right-handed option against southpaws.

Yonder Alonso
1B OAK
4 months ago

Alonso agreed to a one-year, $4 million contract with the A's, avoiding arbitration, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

EDGE Analysis

Alonso was considered a potential non-tender candidate, so this deal allows him to stay on in Oakland for a second season with the A's. The 29-year-old played in a career-high 156 games and posted a .253/.316/.367 line with seven home runs last season, and he figures to once again serve as the primary option at first base in 2017.

Yonder Alonso
1B OAK
6 months ago

Alonso is not in the lineup Friday against the Rangers.

EDGE Analysis

The Rangers are trotting left-hander Cole Hamels out to pitch Friday night, so Alonso will retreat to the bench for a night off. Danny Valencia will slide over to first base to replace him.

Yonder Alonso
1B OAK
6 months ago

Alonso finished 3-for-4, including a two-RBI double and a run scored in Wednesday night's 8-0 win over Kansas City.

EDGE Analysis

The bottom-half of the A's lineup hit the ball hard, churning out runs early and often, including Alonso's two-run double off starter Yordano Ventura in the top of the first to begin the rout -- the beginning of the end of a strong three-game series for the 29-year-old first baseman, as he tallied five hits (two doubles), five RBI and three runs scored while not recording a strikeout in 10 at-bats.

Yonder Alonso
1B OAK
6 months ago

Alonso is out of the lineup Tuesday against the Royals.

EDGE Analysis

Alonso will take a seat as the A's go up against Kansas City left-hander Danny Duffy. Danny Valencia will get the starting nod at first base, and he'll bat third in the order.

Yonder Alonso
1B OAK
7 months ago

Alonso is out of the lineup Sunday against the Red Sox.

EDGE Analysis

A's manager Bob Melvin will keep Alonso on the bench with southpaw Eduardo Rodriguez on the hill for the Red Sox, enabling Danny Valencia to pick up a start at first base. Look for Alonso to draw back into the starting nine during Monday's series opener against the Angels, when the A's will take on right-hander Jered Weaver.

Yonder Alonso
1B OAK
7 months ago

Alonso is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Red Sox.

EDGE Analysis

Alonso will be held out Friday with the A's facing Red Sox southpaw David Price. Danny Valencia will man first base Friday in Alonso's place.

Yonder Alonso
1B OAK
7 months ago

Alonso is out of the lineup Sunday against the Cardinals, MLB.com's Jane Lee reports.

EDGE Analysis

Alonso will be Sunday's victim of the Athletics not having a DH spot available, as outfielder Danny Valencia will move in to take over at first base. Look for Alonso to be back in action Monday when the A's return to an AL ballpark in Houston.

Yonder Alonso
1B OAK
7 months ago

Alonso went 2-for-4 on Friday night, including his seventh home run.

EDGE Analysis

Alonso's solo blast accounted for the only run the A's were able to scratch across Friday night. Alonso continues to hit in the middle of the A's lineup when they face a righty, but his lack of power and .683 OPS fails to provide much fantasy value, especially at a corner infield spot.