San Diego, CA- San Diego Padres have activated first baseman Yonder Alonso off the disabled list, after the past month and a half with tendinitis in his right wrist. In a corresponding move the San Diego Padres have optioned 1st baseman/outfielder Jake Goebbert to Triple-A El Paso.
Jake Goebbert was solid in his first major league stint , batting .250 with one homerun and three RBIs in his 48 at-bats with the San Diego Padres.
Alonso has been on the disabled list with wrist tendinitis since June and has struggled mightily this season for the San Diego Padres. Alonso is only batting .210 with five home runs and 22 RBI’s in 69 games this season. Alonso after having a decent season for the San Diego Padres batting .281 with 6 HR and 45 RBI in 97 games, has been a huge disappointment this season and has struggled to stay on the field and live up to his potential.
Alonso despite showing a little more power this season, hasn’t developed into the high average with lots of doubles ” Billy Butler” type bat that the San Diego Padres hoped he would become when they acquired him from the Cincinnati Reds for Mat Latos in 2011. I really hope the Bud Black and the Padres don’t resort to playing Alonso full-time at 1st base again. It’s time for the Padres to admit that Alonso isn’t the first baseman of the future and continue to give Tommy Medica and Yasmani Grandal most of the playing time at first base.