As one of the major pieces in the trade that sent Mat Latos to the Cincinnati Reds, Yonder Alonso was supposed to be the big bat the San Diego Padres lacked in their lineup.
So far, that hasn’t happened, but Alonso has more than held his worth in the spacious National League West ballparks, hitting a very solid .284 with 6 home runs through 54 games this season. Unfortunately though, his solid run has taken a big hit as the Padres first baseman is expected to miss at least a month with a fractured right hand.
The original x-rays came back clean after Alonso was hit in the hand by a pitch earlier this month, but the Padres ordered a CT Scan after the Cuba native continued to complain of pain days later. The scan showed the break, which general manager Josh Byrnes says could keep Alonso out for at least a month:
Josh Byrnes just said on 1090 that Yonder Alonso could be out a month with the fractured hand.