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Yonder Alonso done for the season with forearm strain

Aug 17, 2014, 2:01 PM EDT

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Yonder Alonso was placed on the 15-day disabled list Thursday with a right forearm strain and now Jeff Sanders of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports that the first baseman has been ruled out for the rest of the 2014 season. Surgery might be coming.

Alonso, who also missed time in June and July because of right wrist issues, will finish 2014 with a disappointing .240/.285/.397 batting line and only seven home runs in 84 games. He earned National League Rookie of the Year votes in 2012 but hasn’t been able to build off that promising debut season in San Diego and the former first-round pick (seventh overall in 2008) turns 28 years old next spring. Alonso is going to be arbitration-eligible for the first time this winter.

  1. gloccamorra - Aug 17, 2014 at 2:23 PM

    Let’s see – he was acquired by the recently fired GM Josh Byrnes, so the new GM has no attachment to him. There are other candidates with more power potential at first base than Alonso, who is only fair at third and terrible in the outfield. He needed to make a splash after he got off the disabled list, and was doing just that, but now the demonstration is over. Do the Padres keep him, or let him go? The one thing in his favor is that with the last two seasons he’s had, he won’t get much in arbitration and will be cheap to keep. Is that enough for new owners willing to spend?

  2. chargrz - Aug 18, 2014 at 12:26 AM

    Worst hitting 1st baseman in MLB. Cut him loose.

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