Padres Purchase Yonder Alonso
The Padres have acquired first baseman Yonder Alonso from the Braves for money, Dennis Lin of The Athletic tweets. He’ll be part of the Padres’ taxi squad. Alonso had been with the Braves on a minor league contract because the winter, and he hasn’t accrued an at-bat this 12 months.
Now 33 years outdated, Alonso’s a veteran of a handful of main league organizations since he joined the Reds because the seventh general choose in 2008. Alonso’s no stranger to the Padres, who acquired him in a 2011 blockbuster with the Reds, however he made a minimal impression in San Diego earlier than it dealt him to Oakland in 2015.
Alonso had his finest season between Oakland and Seattle in 2017, however he has typically provided middling manufacturing relative to his offensively charged place. He has taken 3,773 plate appearances within the majors, together with a mixed 335 between the White Sox and Rockies final 12 months, and batted .259/.332/.404 (102 wRC+) with 100 residence runs.
Now that he’s again with the Padres, Alonso will give the membership a little bit of insurance coverage at first behind Eric Hosmer, Jake Cronenworth and Ty France. He’s additionally now a part of the identical group as brother-in-law Manny Machado, the Padres’ third baseman.