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Yonder Alonso diagnosed with fractured hand

Jun 7, 2013, 1:13 PM EDT

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Yonder Alonso was placed on the disabled list yesterday in a last-minute change of plans when the Padres realized his wrist injury wasn’t getting any better and general manager Josh Byrnes just said in a radio interview with 1090-AM that the first baseman has a fractured hand.

There’s no official timetable yet for his return, but Byrnes indicated that Alonso could miss a month.

Before being hit by a pitch last week Alonso batted .284 with six homers and a .751 OPS in 54 games, improving on last year’s OPS by just 10 points despite lots of preseason optimism about his production rising thanks to the Petco Park fences coming in.

Kyle Blanks, who was headed to Triple-A before the Padres reversed course and put Alonso on the DL instead, should see plenty of action for however long he’s out.

  1. icanspeel - Jun 7, 2013 at 3:21 PM

    I find it interesting it took them that long to do X-rays on the hand. Even if it didn’t seem major at the time, why not do it anyways just in case something like this came up?

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