Report: Padres infielder Yonder Alonso could head to disabled list
Padres infielder Yonder Alonso could be headed back to the disabled after suffering a right wrist/forearm injury in Tuesday's win over the Rockies, according to MLB.com reporter Will Laws on Wednesday night.
Two weeks ago, San Diego had Alonso, Everth Cabrera and Jedd Gyorko back from injuries but Cabrera is now back on the DL with a left hamstring strain and Padres manager Bud Black said he's most concerned right now with the long term prognosis of Alonso, according to the report.
"Cabby will be back. Yonder, we're not so sure of... the initial feedback I'm getting from the medical department is they're concerned about this."
News of his potential trip again to the DL comes less than three weeks after Alonso returned to action after missing 30 games with tendonitis in the same right wrist. Black said the injury is more muscle-tendon related.
Since his return at the end of July, the 27-year-old had been hitting .421 (16 for 38). It's not immediately clear how he may have aggravated the injury but Black said Alosno thinks he heard something "pop" while getting ready to bat in the fourth inning of Tuesday's 4-1 win over Colorado.
The Padres are third in the NL West heading into Thursday's series opener in St. Louis vs. the Cardinals.
- Marc Weinreich