Athletics Acquire Yonder Alonso from Padres
The Oakland Athletics will send Drew Pomeranz and Jose Torres to the San Diego Padres for Yonder Alonso and Mark Rzepczynski, as reported by Keith Law of ESPN.
A’s/Padres close to a deal that would send Yonder Alonso and Mark Rzepczynski to Oakland for Drew Pomeranz and LHP Jose Torres
— keithlaw (@keithlaw) December 2, 2015
Alonso has been somewhat of a disappointment for the Padres in terms of his power numbers. It never really developed. He does, however, hit for a decent average (.282 in 2015), and get on base (.361 OBP in 2015).
Alonso is exactly the kind of undervalued talent Billy Beane likes to go for. We’ll see if Alonso can reboot in Oakland.