Padres place 1B Yonder Alonso on DL with bone bruise in shoulder

Friday May 8th, 2015

The San Diego Padres have placed first baseman Yonder Alonso on the 15-day disabled list with a deep bone bruise in his right shoulder, the team announced on Friday.

Alonso underwent an MRI earlier Friday that revealed the bruise. He jammed his shoulder during Thursday’s game against the Arizona Diamondbacks while diving for a ground ball hit by Arizona third baseman Yasmany Tomas in the bottom of the eighth inning. He left the game and was replaced in the lineup by Will Middlebrooks.

"It's not dislocated, though," assistant general manager Fred Uhlman Jr. said to "That's the good thing.”

Outfielder Abraham Almonte was recalled Friday to take Alonso's place on the roster.

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Alonso is leading the team in batting average at .333 and has hit one home run and driven in 10 runs in 26 games this season for San Diego (15-15).

The Padres are in second place in the National League West, four games behind the Los Angeles Dodgers.

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