Skip to content

Yonder Alonso had a setback, may not play again this year

Sep 18, 2013, 12:16 PM EST

Toronto Blue Jays v San Diego Padres Getty Images

Yonder Alonso hasn’t played since August 30 because of a hand injury and it sounds like the Padres first baseman is ready to give up the comeback attempt.

Bill Center of the San Diego Union Tribune reports that Alonso felt pain in his hand while taking batting practice Monday and admitted afterward: “It might not work out this season.”

So his disappointing second season with the Padres may end after 95 games, during which he hit just .281 with  six homers and a .710 OPS. That’s a 30-point drop from his OPS last season despite the fences at Petco Park moving in, which isn’t how things were supposed to go.

Alonso will be 27 years old next season and has a .395 career slugging percentage in 1,121 plate appearances as a big leaguer. Some of that is due to calling a pitcher-friendly ballpark home, but either way 2014 could be a make-or-break season for him in San Diego.

  1. icanspeel - Sep 18, 2013 at 12:32 PM

    His OPS was .751 back when he got hit on the hand May 31st and wasn’t the same player since. He couldn’t drive the ball as well as he did earlier in the year. Padres invested a lot (Matt Latos) in him so he will get every chance to succeed, but in a very brief stint Tommy Medica is starting to turn some heads as he earns some playing time.

Leave Comment

You must be logged in to leave a comment. Not a member? Register now!

Featured video

Maddon has high hopes for Cubs
Top 10 MLB Player Searches
  1. P. Sandoval (5493)
  2. Y. Tomas (4545)
  3. H. Ramirez (4337)
  4. J. Lester (3246)
  5. C. Headley (2502)
  1. M. Kemp (2384)
  2. J. Upton (2276)
  3. J. Bruce (2195)
  4. Y. Cespedes (2168)
  5. A. LaRoche (2053)